Here to talk Nutrition because there’s been a LOT of talk surrounding diets, non-diets, intuitive eating vs tracking etc soooo I’m here to spit my 2 cents
JUST because you choose one way to eat than another, doesn’t mean you get the right to demonize or point out the flaws in other people’s decisions.
A few months back, I highlighted the ins and outs of intuitive eating, which is a non-diet approach to food. Intuitive eating surely has its place, but IT IS NOT FOR EVERYBODY and this is where I think I will fall under the “unpopular opinion”
I consider myself an athlete- I train 5-6x a week, 2-3 hours at a time. My main goal is to get stronger and beat my personal bests. In order to do this, I HAVE to dedicate some time during the year to gaining weight/or sitting on a caloric surplus. However, I also enjoy competing at a lower weight, because sitting at the weight class above me puts me at a poor competitive advantage.
So what’s my approach?
Intuitive eating for most of the year with a caloric deficit ~ 6-10 weeks leading up to the meet. I track my food, then I don’t, then I track, then I don’t.
This doesn’t place me in any category- I’m not promoting diet culture, nor am I putting Intuitive Eating on a pedestal. One isn’t better than the other, and both align with my goals.
Nutrition is extremely individualized, and this is what I found works the BEST for me.
What are your thoughts? Do you approach Nutrition with a similar ideology? Drop a comment and LMK