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How To Know When It's Time to Switch Up Your Diet


If you've been eating the same meals for a while now, it could be time to consider switching up the foods in your grocery cart.

Just like exercise and fitness, a healthy diet should include variety. Learning about, trying, and incorporating new foods into your meal plans is essential for balance and growth. It's also beneficial to your overall wellbeing because, well, trying new things is always positive for progression and development. This isn't to say creating and maintaining habits is bad (the opposite, actually), but rather that habits are excellent for achieving your goals and minimizing distraction.

We suggest that the most satisfying health journey includes variety. It allows for new experiences and maintains a posture of curiosity. There is always something to learn in life. Plus, new studies are continually being conducted to discover the health benefits of different foods.

Let's take a good friend's story as an example. At the beginning of this woman's health journey, her plate was stacked with animal protein and broccoli. Never once did she consider that her body may prefer a plant-based diet (but it did). Similarly, this woman also stayed clear of any foods or herbs she couldn't pronounce. Rather than asking questions or doing a quick search on the web, she left those things on the shelf. Only now does she realize how much her body (and her tastebuds) were missing out.

And this is true for all of us. Our diets will change and evolve as we learn about new foods and try different flavors. Lifestyle factors also impact how and what we eat. 

Trying new foods, like trying new fitness experiences, is good for your body, mind, and soul. Of course, we will always have our favorites. And of course, there are foods and nutrients we should be seeking out all the time. But don't be scared to switch it up. There are so many delicious and exciting recipes and hard-to-pronounce foods out there—many of which have incredible nutrients and health benefits.

So next time you sit down to plan out your meals, give something new a try. You may even fall in love with a new ingredient!

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