According to Heather Williams, a Nutrition Dietetic, you’ll know you need a diet makeover when you start showing a few signs of diet burnout or diet plateaus. She says “if you start exhibiting any of these signs below, it’s time for a diet makeover pronto, Hun.”
Signs of needing a diet makeover
- Uneven blood sugar levels
- Thinking you need to be on a fat-free diet
- Tired around the clock
- Diet consist of processed foods
- Diet takes up all your time
- It leaves you moody
- It’s obsessive
Sound like you? Let’s examine the details for the first three signs of needing a diet makeover and what Heather says you need to do about it. I’ll provide the link for you to examine the other four.
- Uneven blood sugar levels – Example: do you eat breakfast only to find an hour later that you’re hungry and agitated? Heather suggest “rethinking what you’re fueling your body with…” She says “When choosing meals and snacks, be sure to keep them higher in protein, and low-glycemic for the best diet choices possible.”
- Fat-free diets – How’s that fat-free diet working out for you? Been short lived? Heather states that, “Going fat-free can cause low blood sugar, lower your metabolism, and even make your body store fat from carbohydrates …” She goes on to say that “eating fat is vital for losing weight, that when you feed your body fat, it doesn’t feel it has to store fat for fuel, but will instead use the fat you eat for fuel.” She says “be sure to use healthy fats in your diet, not animal sources of saturated fats, or any Tran’s fats.”
- Tired around the clock – Do you feel tired regardless of how much sleep you receive? Heather says “that it could be your diet causing the trouble.” She says “it’s natural to suffer a little fatigue when you first start dieting … because your body is withdrawing from unhealthy fats and sugars.” She says “make sure you’re getting enough nutrients from lean protein, plenty of vegetables, low-glycolic fruits, healthy fats like nuts and seeds, and healthy carbohydrates from root vegetables, and gluten-free grains like oatmeal and quinoa. She goes on to say that “these foods will help give your body the nutrition it needs, and also provide you with long lasting energy.”
I’ve read the article, and I think Heather Williams provides excellent insight on diet makeover and how to achieve it!
Link for the other four signs of needing a diet makeover!