Emotional Eating
Nina Dali

Nina Dali

Why I don’t believe in diets

Most weight loss programs prescribe you a meal plan for 4, 8 or 12 weeks, or even recommend powders and prepacked meals. You manage to lose weight, you feel great, and then you quit the program and boom – you gain weight again, in all likelihood another kilo more than you lost. And so you spin in a vicious circle.

So where is the problem? They do not teach you the basics of eating healthy, on which to build proper eating habits. They do not teach you what a properly nourished body actually means and why certain foods are not suitable for you. If you want to gain a healthy weight, it is essential to change your eating habits. Diets are simply not long lasting successful.

Diets are only temporary unhealthy changes

Diets often encourage people to make quick, unhealthy changes. Diets encourage people to count calories, so during a diet people eat much less than they should. Diets encourage people to restrict their food, which in the long run leads to overeating. So I’m not a proponent of calorie counting, calorie insertion, and the like. As our grandmothers did not do. Calories are quite different from one another. You can eat an unhealthy 1,000 calorie meal or a healthy and balanced diet, but the result will be completely different. I wish it would not be too complicated in my diet. Just to eat thoughtfully and with reason. After all, we all know what should be on a plate. Diets, however, often do not provide this.

I myself have never had serious problems with excess weight, but my diet is reflected in my well-being and health. I was constantly bloated, windy, irritable and dissatisfied with myself. I visited many doctors and did a lot of tests, but no one could help me.

Listen to your body

So I decided to take the matter into my own hands. First of all, I wanted to improve my health and well-being. At first, I eliminated gluten from my diet and soon afterwards I felt better. This encouraged me to take serious research and discover the benefits of healthy eating. But most of all, I started listening to my body. How my body responds to certain foods. I just try to follow the principle of clean whole eating, so I advocate eating whole and unprocessed food.

The taste for food and organism varies considerably from one individual to another, so the general menu is absolutely not suitable for everyone, and diets do not work equally for everyone. Someone answers meat, others dairy, others none of it. That is why I have created the individual program EAT TRAIN LOVE, where the approach is personal and I tailor-made a healthy eating plan to each of you with useful tips and teach you thoughtful eating habits – Mindful Eating.

Some foods create a healthy response in some people while creating a negative response in others. It shows that we can find the foods that work with our psychology instead of against it.

You might discover that there may be “bad” foods you have been avoiding for years, that your body can actually tolerate. On the other side, you may also discover that there are “healthy” foods you have been eating that are causing more harm than good on your weight loss and health journey. 

It is necessary to change the lifestyle

My goal is to learn how to listen to your body and change your eating habits based on your well-being. It is necessary to learn to eat properly and to find out why at some point you are reaching for certain foods. By “standards” I do not belong to lean people myself, but I do not care because my body is active, nourished, full of energy and properly nourished. And that alone counts.

Personally, I believe solely in changing lifestyles – in slow weight loss that takes time and discipline, as well as daily light exercise. I believe in a serious study of eating and shopping habits – the shopping list should primarily include fruits and vegetables, and everything else should be a supplement.

So, I believe in a lifestyle change – not a temporary diet.