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What’s the Right Diet for YOU?

Figure out the right diet for YOUR body to feel your best!

Do you know what diet is right for you?

Do you feel overwhelmed or confused about all the diet info circulating on social media or on the internet?

Are you tired of feeling bloated, low on energy, foggy-brained, or not losing weight no matter what you eat?

Have you tried eating a Paleo, Keto, AIP, Whole30, vegan or other diets but didn’t get the results you were hoping for?

These are some of the same questions and frustrations my clients also have when they start working with me. The first thing we focus on in our work together is figuring out what diet is right for their body so they can feel their best, and I want to help you figure this out too.

Naturally, you will feel more confident, motivated, energized, and fit when you’re eating a diet that is right for your body.

AND when you feel this way, making food choices that are in alignment with your health goals and how you want to feel becomes second nature – there’s no question or challenge about it.

This concept is grossly overlooked when trying to figure out what diet is right for you, but it’s the most important one because what works for one person doesn’t necessarily work for everyone.

How many times have you felt frustrated about a diet because you’ve compared yourself to others who are getting results from the same diet you’re doing, even though you’re not?

Here are some BIG reasons why your dieting efforts might not be working for you:

  • You’re eating the wrong ratio of proteins, carbohydrates, and fats for your body
  • You have not-so-obvious food sensitivities or intolerances causing inflammation
  • You have underlying hormone imbalances preventing your diet from being effective
  • Your digestion and gut health are impaired resulting in poor nutrient absorption and overall bodily function
What's the Right Diet for YOU?

Simply changing your diet without understanding what diet is right for you won’t help you get to the bottom of these bigger result-blocking issues.

BUT when you do know what diet is right for you, it can help to resolve food sensitivities, hormone imbalances, and digestive dysfunction and ultimately help you get your energy back, increase focus, boost stamina, lose weight, sleep great, reduce pain, and feel like yourself again.

Continue reading to learn how to figure out what diet is right for your body with the Healthy Balance Food Log tool so you can take back control of your energy, weight, and digestive health and get back to feeling and looking like yourself again.

What's the Right Diet for YOU?

The number one reason why most dietary approaches don’t work for people like you is that you’re usually eating the wrong ratio of proteins, carbs, and fats for your body.  

When you eat the wrong ratio of proteins, carbs, and fats for your body, it can leave you feeling:

  • Tired, anxious, irritable, or needing to nap
  • Snacky, stomach bloated, or craving sweets
  • Brain foggy, wired but tired, or physically full but still hungry

These are all signs that your macronutrient ratios are off, your blood sugar is likely not balanced as a result, and the nutrients in the food you ate were inadequate.

Aside from the Keto and Zone diets, most dietary approaches don’t address the ratios of proteins, carbs, or fats that you should be considering for each meal or throughout the day. And the ratios associated with Keto are definitely NOT right for everyone – especially if you have a thyroid or other type of hormone imbalance.

Most diets fall into what’s called an “elimination diet” approach; telling you what foods to avoid and what foods are considered “ok”. 

For example, Paleo and Whole30 diets promote eating whole, unprocessed animal and plant foods, and they avoid processed foods such as sugar, dairy, grains, and soy.  The Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) diet adds another layer of elimination to the Paleo diet by also excluding foods containing lectins such as eggs, nuts, seeds, beans, and nightshade vegetables.  But all three of these diets are non-specific with regards to the ratio of protein, carbs, or fats that you should eat in each meal.

Vegan or vegetarian diets are also based on elimination.  They exclude certain animal products but don’t address food ratios.  As a vegan or vegetarian, you might need a higher ratio of protein sourced from plants to feel your best, but you probably don’t hear many people talking about this.

To sum it up, an elimination diet alone won’t typically get you the results you’re looking for.  However, elimination diets do provide a great foundation to help you to figure out what diet is right for you.

Elimination diets help you to avoid foods that commonly cause inflammation such as processed foods, grains, dairy, sugar, soy, or those that contain lectins.  Implementing an elimination diet to reduce inflammation means you are taking one BIG step in the right direction.

The next BIG step to figuring out what diet is right for you requires calibrating your ratio balance of proteins, carbs, and fats so your body can get the fuel it needs to function at its optimal potential.

When you’re eating the right macronutrient ratio of protein, carbs, and fats at each meal you will:

  • Be able to go 3-5 hours or more without feeling hungry, needing to snack
  • Have energy for hours and feel recharged during the day, and have better sleep
  • Think clearly, feel more confident, and have a more positive outlook

You can use the elimination diet of your choice as a guide to creating a clear list of foods you can eat and those you should avoid.  Then take it one step further by customizing the ratio of protein, carbs, and fats included in each meal so you can feel your best.

Figuring out your food ratio is honestly very easy and simple.  All you need to do is:

  1. Tune into your body and mindset 30 minutes to 2 hours after eating each meal or snack
  2. Notice how you’re responding to what you ate
  3. Adjust your food ratios until you get the perfect response for you!
What’s the Right Diet for YOU?

To help you figure out what ratio of macronutrients is the right balance for your body, click here to get my Healthy Balance Food Log.

Fine-tuning my personal food macronutrient ratio has been a game-changer for me, and for my clients too!

I would love to hear how fine-tuning your ideal food macronutrient ratio balance has been a game-changer too.  

Download my Healthy Balance Food Log, log 6-10 meals for food ratio feedback, and then send me an email or leave a comment to let me know what you discover about the right diet for you!

Claire Stanley of Creative Balance Health, Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner greater Seattle area

Hi there! I'm Claire

Hi, I’m Claire Stanley, your Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Health Practitioner at Creative Balance Health. I help women over 40 eliminate their business-interfering chronic fatigue so they can restore their Get-Stuff-Done Energy and kick-butt at work, take care of their clients and family, and fully engage in their lives again. 

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