Healthy eating is different for every human. There is no one plan that works for everyone, yet this is what most “healthy eating” plans miss.
You’ll not find healthy eating in a one-size-fits-all meal plan that you can download online. Moreover, there is no universal set of rules to follow. And it is definitely not about being perfect… it actually requires the opposite.
Healthy eating is built upon the foundation of a positive relationship with food and your body. This means that you need a strong connection to your body before you can play around with what you eat.
Healthy Eating in 7 steps
The non-diet approach to healthy eating without restriction can be broken down into 7 simple (but not always easy) steps:
- Have a healthy relationship with food
- Eat enough food
- Seek satisfaction and pleasure from food
- Balance macronutrients
- Permission to be imperfect with your eating
- Eat a variety of foods
- Individualize food to your body
It is crucial that you do not make the mistake of skipping over Steps 1-3.
(Hint: most healthy eating plans miss these steps). These first steps are foundational to healthy eating. They are required in order to create sustainable habits out of Steps 4-7.
Follow these steps and you will feel powerful in your relationship to food. Food will actually feel pleasurable. In fact, you will be able to enjoy life because you’re not obsessed with food.
This kind of healthy eating is available to you and it’s the outcome of undieting your life.
In Episode 308 of the podcast, I explain each of the 7 steps in more detail so that you can define what healthy eating means for you.
What you’ll learn listening to this episode:
- The 7 steps to healthy eating without restriction
- Why there is no one way of eating for all humans
- What’s missing in most “healthy eating” plans
- How to eat for self-care instead of self-control