What the Health?!
Many people consider their appetite a mere call to tame the hungry monster in their belly. But that's only one dimension of what food is about. What we eat is more than fuel. It's a long-term investment in our physical and mental health.
According to the latest data from the Global Wellness Institute, the size of the global healthy eating, nutrition, and weight loss industry is over 700 billion US dollars and keeps growing. At the same time, the World Health Organization reports that global obesity rates have tripled since 1975 and keep rising.
Giving people more options to eat healthy doesn't seem to work. This makes us overwhelmed and confused. And while the debates on what we should and shouldn't eat are heated even among scientists and we're obsessively looking for the perfect diet, we're missing something big.
In an experiment done with 800 participants several years ago, Prof. Eran Segal from the Weizmann Institute of Sciences found that there is no universally healthy diet for all people.
While this may not seem like good news at all, at least now you can focus on looking for what works best for your own organism at this stage of your life and stop obsessing over the latest fad diet.
Our relationship with food is a marathon, not a sprint. And the only way to play the long game is to optimize every situation - whenever possible, choose whole, seasonal, local, minimally processed foods that nurture our body and nourish our soul.
Mind Body Eating Coach & member of
International Creative Women