Have you tried the Snowflake diet?

the best diet

We are all beautiful snowflakes.

Unique.  Differently shaped by both the way we are formed (our genetics) and our environment. Impacted by our journey through the lifespan.   Changeable as we age.  With specific paths and specialized patterns.  Unlike any other.

Yep – snowflakes and humans have a lot in common.  Which is why when I am asked “what diet is the best diet?”  as a certified holistic nutritionist and wellness educator my answer is “the Snowflake diet!”

I’m only joking a little because truly, the best diet is the one that fits YOU individually based on your goals, your health status, your constitution, your environment, your mindset, your lifestyle and your capability for change.


There is no one-size-fits-all-snowflakes approach to losing weight or lowering blood pressure, or overcoming hormone imbalances or boosting your energy or improving your sleep or reducing inflammation or overcoming a chronic health condition like diabetes or Hashimoto’s or Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).


Which is in part why I generally suggest folks steer clear of those commercial diet companies and internet crazes that promise fast and fabulous results regardless of the issue.  I mean, really – how deep do these programs go in getting to know you and your unique and specific issues?


Yes, maybe we know someone who had amazing results by following some diet guru or another – but you can never gauge what your results will be from the experiences of others.  Or how your body is going to individually respond to a program that is meant to fit a wide swath of the general population.


You are a snowflake, remember?


The best way to ensure you are making the appropriate and health promoting changes that will nourish your body, help you manage whatever health concerns you may have, and that will be sustainable, is to have a thorough assessment with a clinical nutrition expert where you can explore your reality, identify the root causes of concern, and be connected with a protocol that works for you without overwhelming you.


Because that’s where most changes fall down.  The gap between ‘where you are’ and ‘where you need or want to be’ seems too large to bridge.  Even though your sister-in-law or your co-worker is sailing through one of those popular diet programs and you’ve hopped on the bandwagon because you think you have the same goals and the same issues, think again.  Your life, your body, your health status is not hers.  And you may be doing more harm than good by adopting diet habits and approaches that do not reflect your needs or take into consideration your specific snowflake characteristics.


There are a million and one diets out there – plant-based, vegan, ketogenic, paleo, intermittent fasting, the Mediterranean diet, the DASH diet, low-carb, gluten-free, the Flexitarian diet, the elimination diet, low Fodmap, the blood type diet, the Whole 30 and many, many  more.


And here’s the thing: all of them are right for someone.  But none of them are right for everyone.  


Nutrition is a fundamental pillar for health.  We sometimes gloss over that but the food we consume has a direct relation to our wellbeing.  We need to eat to provide energy so we can carry out our daily activities.  We need to provide nutrients to our cells to grow and repair and stay healthy.  We need to feed our brain so we can think and be productive and stabilize our moods. We need to eliminate irritants – like foods that cause inflammation and allergic responses – in order to stave off disease and chronic conditions.  We need to gather in the kitchen and around our tables to feed our souls as well as our physical selves.


Eating should never be automatic or considered as a postscript.  It is a primary consideration for good health. In fact, global health experts say that 1 in 5 deaths are associated with poor diet as that contributes to a range of diseases.


Picking the right diet is critical.  Getting advice and coaching on what diet is going to be the very best one to help you achieve the life and health you want from a certified nutrition expert is a worthwhile investment.  You can’t outrun your fork and you can’t build a healthy body on a shaky foundation.  And you can’t get  and stay well without looking at what is on your plate.


If you are still not sure if a nutrition consultation can help, you are invited to have a Complimentary Introduction Meeting to talk about your concerns.  Give us a call at the clinic and we will gladly set one up.


Look forward to meeting you, Snowflake. 😉


Trish Krause, CNP, RNCP

Certified Holistic Nutritionist and Wellness Educator


Diet, nutrition, weight


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