There is no shortage of diet and eating advice out there. Virtually all of it is about what food you should eat. I think most of us know what to do, despite the differing, even conflicting, advice from popular diets.
Instead of what, let’s talk about how. How is much more interesting and challenging anyway. How do you change your behavior? You know what to do, so why aren’t you doing it?
I know that diet advice is often baffling and one diet choice may seem to be vastly different from another. Having too many options makes it harder to pick one. Marketers have realized this. When people have too many choices, they often get overwhelmed and choose nothing. So limit the options. It’s much easier to decide between two things than four or five.
At their core virtual all healthy diets have the same advice. So, in effect, the choices are limited. As Michael Pollan says “eat real food, not too much, mostly plants.” And whether you’re low carb, Paleo, ketogenic, vegan or some other strategy Pollan’s advice is still right on. [Read more…] about You know what to do, so why aren’t you doing it?