Health Tips

Health Tip 1: 

We Are All Different. 

One of the biggest things I have learned on my health and wellness journey is one size does not fit fits all. My best friend is a serious vegan, by serious, I mean “I don’t date anybody that eats meat” serious.

My mother has been off and on the Paleo diet for a few years, and my boss she does weight watchers. They all have found success. On the other hand, my sister eats whatever she wants. The only side effect she runs into is a stomach ache. She is tall and lean, so, loosing weight has never been a problem for her.

My dad and my brother are like my sister, they will have muscles regardless. They are genetically wired to maintain muscle. Then there is me. Me, well I’m not tall and lean, I’m 5’9 and I have thick thighs. My body type is just like my mother’s. Thanks mom. I also have major stomach issues and skin problems, like my mom.

I have tried many diets, which were unsuccessful. Ibs is tricky, some foods  researches claim to be “super foods” weren’t super for me. For example, broccoli will have me in the bathroom for hours and apples (I love eating them) causes me bloat. My mother eats broccoli no problem. I have a super sensitive stomach, I even have a problem digesting chickpeas!

I wish I could be a spokesmen for a 100 percent plant based diet or even a vegetarian diet, but I can’t. Foods like Soy and Gluten, don’t agree with me. I don’t think people realize nutrition is an individual thing.  What works for me may not work for you.  As far as fitness, I can run miles all day (before surgery), but my sister can’t. She has “low lung capacity.” Every time, I see a personal trainer or fitness/health guru say “don’t do this” or “don’t do that” to be healthy or to loose weight I cringe. How do you know what someone can do unless you are that person?

The human body is so complex and different from person to person. So what I do may not work for you and vice versa.  I encourage everyone to find a diet that fits their needs and lifestyle and I also encourage people to find an activity that they love to do. Because when we find something that fits us we are more likely to stick with it.

Sending you fitness vibes,