Yup, you read that right. We as humans have the same cells, all of us. Pick up any biology book and I can guarantee it will say the same.
Cells take in nutrients from food and convert those nutrients into energy to carry out every single function in the body.
And guess what, your cells require the exact same nutrients as every other human on earth. Our cells require carbs, animal protein (key word, animal), fat, and sugar, and they operate best when they are provided an array of all these nutrients.
I don’t care what Sarah on Instagram is promoting. Whether it be plant-based eating, vegan, carnivore, keto, fasting, or whatever it may be. It’s bullshit and this is why diets do not work long-term. You are simply starving yourself of the very nutrients your cells need to do their jobs.
Not to sound harsh, but nutrition is only as bio-individual as how much your cells got F’d up in the first place, how much stress you put on your cells through toxins, chemicals, processed foods, dieting, physical and emotional stress, over-exercising, under-eating, pharmaceuticals, birth control, poor sleep, lack of light, lack of joy, etc…
What got you to this place in the first place?
This is where targeted nutrition comes into place but the foundations are simply the same.
And no, this is not your fault. We live in a STRESSFUL world filled with toxins, confusion around what to eat, and a constant pressure of needing to look a certain way.
How do you expect your cells to thrive in a constant stressed out malnourished state?
But I feel so much better on ______ diet Laura! Give it some time girlfriend, give it some time. Soon you will end up depleted and in a worse place than where you started, all for what? To lose a few pounds? Or because it was trendy and some influencer told you to do it?
Before someone wants to tell you what you should be eating remember this. You need animal protein and fat. You need carbs and sugar. We simply can not discriminate against food groups. It’s fact. It’s science.
You may be surviving eating junk food, plant-based, vegan, carnivore, keto, low carb, intermittent fasting, eating only 1 meal a day…
But are you thriving?