As I work with more clients and hear more about their run-ins with different diets, I have realized something. People see trying a diet like a game of tag. Once they are touched by the diet they immediately become the diet.
I suggested to a client of mine that if she wants to find an alternative, healthy version of something to just type Paleo or keto infront of it. It was shocking to see how hesitant she was to even consider the idea. If she searches keto on google and makes a keto recipe, then she'd have to be keto.
No you don't.
You are literally just cooking a keto recipe.
For anyone familiar with coding, you have to give the computer a specific direction in order to get the result you want. This is kind of like searching for a keto or paleo recipe.
Instead of simply searching "healthy taco recipe" you search "keto tacos" so you know there won't be any added sugars, the recipe will promote organic produce and meat, and there won't be any bready or starchy carbs.
I have said for a long time that we all need to come up with the "me" diet - the one that works for ME. This could mean you take some influences from keto, Paleo, vegetarian, and maybe even juicing to create a repertoire of meals and foods that help you feel happy and healthy, and that work with your lifestyle.
So no - just because you make a keto/Paleo/vegan recipe it doesn't mean you have now been tagged as any of those diets. You are just using their guidelines to help you find foods that fit the "me" diet.
Do something good for your body today and explore all of the diets! They all have something to teach us about how food can fuel our bodies.
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