New diet idea to make healthy eating easier
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If you’ve read some of my articles you’ve probably noticed that I’m not a huge fan of diets.
Recently, when I was researching different diets (there are a lot of them) I asked myself what a big problem with most diets is. I don’t know if you see it that way, but, in my opinion, it’s the restriction.
The general restriction of certain foods will not only decrease the variety of foods you eat (which could be bad for the bacteria in your gut) but will also deplete your willpower because you constantly have to “stay away from certain foods”. This is why most diets fail in the first place.
What if there was a new diet that got rid or changed these restrictions.
I personally promote a “quality diet” and I still think that’s the right way to go. Throw out the bad stuff, try to eat as many high-quality products as possible. When I asked myself the question above though I had the following idea.
What if there was a diet that allows you to eat everything you want, you just have to eat certain foods before eating others?
I told this some of my friends and they told me that this concept exists already. I researched, but couldn’t find anything. The only thing I found was about “sequential eating”, which is also interesting, but not entirely what I meant.
Sequential eating is focusing on the digestive processes of different foods and their combinations. While some foods work well together (protein and vegetables) others don’t (meat and starches). It’s an interesting concept, developed by Dr. Stanley Bass, but I couldn’t find that much about it. He also suggests to only eat one food at a time, because different foods require different digestive enzymes. If you have 3 different foods on your plate you should eat them one after the other.
Although this concept goes in a similar direction, let me explain what I meant.
Imagine all the foods there are in this world. We divide them into two groups, based on common knowledge, science and other factors that have to be established. For the sake of this article let’s divide them into natural foods and processed foods.
Remember, you can eat anything you want from both groups, the only “rule” is you have to eat from the natural (the “good”) group before you eat from the processed (the “bad”) group.
Possible effects of this new diet idea
Why should this work? Actually, I don’t know if it will work, it’s just an idea for now, but here are some suggestions:
- It changes the mindset from “I’m not allowed to eat that” to “I’ll eat that after the others foods”
- This could reduce the willpower spent on staying away from certain foods.
- It is likely that you automatically will eat less from the processed foods if you already filled up from the natural foods.
- It could ease the transition from unhealthy eating to healthy eating, by making the habit easier.
It’s probably not a long term solution, but I guess it could help some people that want to eat healthier, but don’t want to dive right into it.
Maybe it’s just another crazy idea and not even new diet idea, but maybe it could help some people convert to eating healthier food.
Would love to hear what you think about it.