You are certainly not alone.... Never before have we had access to so much complex nutrition science at our fingertips PLUS on top of that we are constantly bombarded with information and product advertising. The diet, supplements, wellness and nutrition space is a trillion dollar industry. Feeling anxious and very overwhelmed with how and what to eat is really common and completely understandable.
How did the process of eating become so complicated?!
Below are a few of my very simple tips on how to navigate this every increasingly, overwhelming space.
1) Start to become curious about your own body and perhaps explore what you feel is working and what is being challenged right now. What is it that you feel you need? What is your health priority? This questions (plus so many more) can help to get some clarity around whether the product you have seen is right for you at this time.
2) Have a little bit of skepticism when it comes to products promising quick fixes particularly if they are heavily marketed. I'm not saying that all of these products are flawed, they may in fact be really helpful to some people, but again coming back to your 'why' can help to determine if this is really what you need right now.
3) Simplify your eating as much as you can - I think this point makes its way into most of the blogs that I write! Getting back to basics can really help some people to feel a lot less stressed. In our house this looks like a different protein each night coupled with some different pre bought salads, even the simple salad bags from the supermarket can do the trick. Sometimes simply focusing on 1-2 small things that you can work on for a few weeks is a good place to start. There are so many places to start and every little change can make a big difference over time. Appreciate that every time you do something different you are strengthening new brain pathways so these changes become so much easier with time.
4) Building your support network - Navigating the minefield of information around health can be super challenging and stressful. Having a team of professionals who you can trust to support, guide and empower you to take charge of your own health is so important. Finding the right people can take time but in both my personal and professional experience can make all the difference.