The look of naturopathy on diets

We are besieged by thousands of persuasive proposals to lose weight quickly, safely, eating whatever we want, or to go hungry for a few weeks and stay slim forever. Very little is needed to realize that these systems hardly work. It is enough to be women fighting with the balance. Is there a way to stay fit without suffering too much, to be healthy as well as thin? Yes, and naturopathy indicates this. We will discover that naturopathy and diets do not get along very well ...


Naturopathy uses natural resources and remedies to stimulate the individual's innate self - healing ability. Naturopathy joins traditional medicine and does not want to replace it but only support in maintaining well - being and health. Naturopathy informs and educates in maintaining and restoring the balance of our body and our mind and emotions in that man is a unique being in which physical and mental, spiritual cannot be separated. In naturopathy the supports are natural, non-invasive and toxic products and techniques .

Naturopathy and diets

In naturopathy diets do not enjoy an excellent reputation, meaning "restricted diets" that have the sole purpose of losing weight quickly . Diets make you lose weight and often get sick as they force your body for a longer or shorter period of time not to receive the correct amount or quality of nutrients needed to stay healthy. Drastic diets don't make you lose weight, they make you perish . It is also good to know that our body is "programmed" to store food supplies, in the form of fat, and that after a diet the body in absolute lack of food acts as a "reservoir" of fat, is accumulated to fill the stocks emptied during the diet. Diets, in the long run, make ... get fat: it's the so-called " yo-yo syndrome ".

Diets are of different types, with different health impacts. There are those that include only one type of food consumed in massive doses (minestrone diet, rice zen diet) or they include a few categories of foods such as proteins or fats, absolutely avoiding carbohydrates (Atkins diet, Dukan diet: dangerous diets in as they stimulate the production of toxic waste in the metabolism) or diets with fanciful names that provide starving menus for less than 1000 calories per day.

The "diet" of naturopathy

In the view of naturopathy, there is only one way of eating: that of introducing into our body only what it really needs. In fact, food provides the body with what it needs to rebuild its cells every day. The body needs small amounts of food, each of us can find the right one when, during the meal, he feels he is no longer hungry. Sounds difficult, but it's just a matter of training.

Tips from diet naturopathy:

  • YES to: fresh, seasonal whole grains, legumes, vegetables and organic fruit; foods not stored without additives or other chemical substances (eye on ingredient labels); proteins, especially vegetables (soy, lupins) or white meat and blue fish; vegetable fats, favoring extra virgin olive oil, favoring the variety of foods;

  • NO to: refined white sugar, refined grains poor in fiber, snacks and all packaged and pre-cooked products, with the addition of chemical substances, saturated animal fats (butter, lard and the like), salt.

Dietary habits:

- eat at main meals by introducing protein at every meal and possibly adding 2 light snacks

- hearty breakfast, substantial lunch, light dinner

- do not nibble after a meal

- do a light and pleasant daily physical activity,

- eat very slowly, savoring every bite; drink plenty of water, between meals (so as not to slow down digestion).

- have fun and live your passions: life is hungry for enthusiasm and pleasure, not for cookies!

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