When it comes to health, there’s no one-size-fits-all formula. Everyone has a different genetic and lifestyle makeup, which means generic health and nutrition advice can be just that – generic.
It’s like purchasing a sweater that looks fabulous on your friend. Once you try it on yourself, it doesn’t necessarily flatter you the same way, if at all.
Let’s bust some myths about being healthy:
- Being healthy isn’t directly tied to your weight.
- Being healthy doesn’t mean restricting the foods you love.
- Being healthy doesn’t mean following a specific diet.
- Being healthy considers emotional and mental health.
- Being healthy can look different for different people.
- Beneficial for someone else may have adverse effects on you.
At the end of the day, the most important thing is to focus on staying in your own lane. Focus on progress and consistency, not perfection. Do what feels good for you, trust your gut, and challenge advice that seems generic. To best personalize your recommendations, consider knowing your DNA.
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