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What To Do With All of This Nutrition Information

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By Sarah Delaney/ www.divinecaroline.com

I often receive questions from clients, walkers, or readers about nutrition. “What’s with the whole no carb thing?” “Should I stop drinking milk?” “What the hell is an acai berry and why do I need them?” “If I eat dessert first, does it still count as dessert?” I am not kidding on that last one my friends.

And I completely understand why people are confused. We are bombarded with an unbelievable amount of information on a daily basis of what to do to be and stay healthy. If you listen to everything you read or hear about your heath you will go crazy trying to figure out the best solution for you.

And that’s what it is, a solution FOR YOU. What Sally Smith and Joe Jones eat is going to be different from what I eat, or what Mary McDonald eats. If you are lactose intolerant or a vegetarian or diabetic or allergic to the color green, what you eat will be different than what I eat. I do happen to be allergic to the color grey, so I know how it is. For some reason I just can’t stomach grey food. Go figure.

The point I am trying to make is that each and every one of us will have a different diet.

Each and every one of us has a different stomach, digestive system, and metabolism. Because of that fact (and because the diet industry is a multi-million dollar business) there are so many different ideas about what is nutritious. And more than one of those (but not all) are right. You need to figure out what is best for you. A good idea if you are feeling stuck is to talk to your doctor or a nutritionist or even your personal trainer (sometimes they know a thing or two) but make sure you listen to your body. It’s pretty smart, too, if you listen.

So, even though this whole nutrition thing is really subjective, I believe there are some universals that will hold true regardless of whether you hunt your own meat or only eat fruit that has fallen from the tree.

Eat fruits and vegetables, and plenty of ’em
This doesn’t mean that they MUST be organic or even from the produce section.

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