How I Managed My Hunger and Improved My Diet
The saying, "You are what you eat," rings true when it comes to our health. The food we consume fuels everything we do, be it work, hobbies, or day-to-day living. Whether it's mental acuity or physical strength you're after, it all traces back to your diet.
If you're still not convinced, let me share my food journey with you.
I didn't always have a problem with my diet. Like many of us, I grew accustomed to my eating habits. If there didn't seem to be any immediate issues with my diet, why should I bother fixing something that wasn't broken?
My dietary journey began when I started researching blue zones – areas where people tend to live exceptionally long lives. My partner and I were intrigued to discover that most residents of these zones followed primarily vegetarian diets, with occasional additions of meat or fish. Noticing this, we decided to incorporate mostly vegetarian foods into our meals. Although I've oscillated between vegetarianism and veganism over the years, I often felt very hungry on these diets. In fact, when I resumed a vegetarian diet, I wasn't feeling my best and noticed increased hunger compared to when I was on an omnivorous diet.
The next phase of my journey was prompted by an unexpected change. Despite not gaining a significant amount of weight after switching my diet, I felt softer, as if I was losing muscle and gaining fat. Dissatisfied with this shift, I turned to the advice of Stephen Zimm, a prof...