What is a diet?
I believe diets are a series of instructions which tells us what to eat. Paradoxically, those who want to lose weight crave a diet which is easy to follow and which will include the foods and drinks they enjoy and give them the results they so much desire. These diets are hung on the fridge and forgotten on the third day. And I hear all the excuses in the world as to why it is not ideal for them.
Instead of this modus operandi which we have seen doesn’t work, I offer you to grow as a person and develop a “Body Culture” based on your values, dreams, and objectives. It requires a strong effort to create new habits but it is worth it.
I want to share with you my “Body’s Culture.” It is based on my values and standards of life. I stopped being on a diet, I grew as a person and I build my day based on what I believe. I can try it or modify it as I choose to because no one is supervising me, and no one is pushing me to follow it. It stems from my own values and it totally depends on me if I want to respect it or ignore it.
The “Body Culture” for Alejandro Gomez:
1. Food is not good or bad. They only have genetic information which will have certain effects in my body if I ingest them.2. Alcohol is not designed for the body and its consumption has very negative effects in both, your body and brain.3. As Colombians say: We need to be prudent with food.4. I cannot decide based on flavor alone. To evaluate if I am going to eat it or not, I first consider the glycemic index, the amount of calories, the day of the week, the time of day, the possibility of future physical activity, the effect it will have on my energy and vitality, and the nutrients and amount.5. Sodas or any sweetened drink is never an option for me.6. Eating meat affects global warming. I invite you to investigate the amount of water and hectares of land required to produce 500 grams of meat.7. There are always options.8. There is not a better “flavor” than feeling and looking good.9. I am not a carnivore, a bread eater, a dessert eater, a cheese eater, and I do not die for chocolate (constructive language). A type of food does not define me. I am more than food.10. Food is not as relevant in my world. Projects are.11. I do not let go by more than 48 hours without any sort of formal physical training.
My way of seeing this situation is that diets are a minor solution to a major problem.
Let’s talk about transformation in growth instead! Let’s elevate our standards!