My whole approach is based on my favorite flavors! You have to find the seasonings you like best or learn to play around with different flavors. Don’t be afraid to experiment. I get excited about a new idea and changing up my meals.
I don’t count macros anymore, I don’t follow recipes. I learned to eat from the “approved basket of foods” and I didn’t want this lifestyle to be overwhelming with tracking & counting calories, meal prep, etc. It doesn’t have to be that way. In the beginning, macros are very important because that’s when you learn the portion relationships of carbs, healthy fats and proteins in your meals. Over time, the constant tracking isn’t necessary because you’ll automatically know your portions.
We are never going to be 100% perfect, but we can be the healthiest version of ourselves. All it took was a decision and the only thing that changed was maintaining that decision over time.
Most people quit because it gets too complicated, but I wasn’t going to let that happen. This is the key to a lot of this! Most diets become too time-consuming and that’s why people quit.
My approach is for you to do your own research and be your own advocate to help you navigate through this. My goal is for people to rely on their own research and their own knowledge. We need to take our health seriously.