All foods provide nutrition — but in different amounts based on nutrient composition and quantity consumed. Adopting this “everything is A-okay” attitude will automatically help you learn to eat all foods in moderation and prevent you from feeling deprived and restricted from eating foods that happen to have made some magazines “do not eat” list.
Of course, All Foods Fit is not a green light to eat all foods, all the time, in any amount. That would be silly. Let me make the point this way: one meal without fresh vegetables will not affect your metabolism and body clock. But one week of restricting your calories or eating extra-large calzones and pints of Cherry Garcia certainly will.
The All Foods Fit philosophy is your escape from the dieting roller coaster. And it’s an awesome way to avoid the confusing information about food and diet that’s making your head spin.
Food science is constantly contradicting itself. First we’re told to eat carbs, and then we’re told to avoid carbs at all costs. We were also told that fat was bad, but then we learned that fats such as olive oil, avocado, and other monounsaturated fats were needed for good health. I mean, of course we need fat in our diet. We especially need omega-3 fatty acids, since our bodies cannot make these essential fatty acids. That’s why they’re called “essential”! We learned that too much vitamin A may cause cancer. Well, anything in excess can become unhealthy. Even attempting to be too thin or too healthy becomes harmful.
So science is really telling us to be moderate: eat lots of different foods in moderation and be mindful of the types of foods that keep you satiated and those that drive up your blood sugar. All Foods Fit means “no crazy restrictions on deliciousness” as long as you’re eating mindfully.