Yep, you read that right.
I’ve changed my position on oil.
But before you jump down to leave a comment – read the next few lines okay? Please?
I’m still sick of nutrition elitism. Success is more important than ideology.
The plant-based community puts a lot of pressure on being perfect.
There’s this attitude that if there is anything wrong, it’s your fault for not being perfect.
If you weren’t losing weight, for example, it’s because you weren’t being perfect. You were eating oil, or sugar, or too many nuts, or not enough greens, or cheese.
But here’s the truth: Being perfect doesn’t guarantee you’ll lose weight.
Or feel superhuman.
Eating a healthy diet might tilt the scales in your favor or make those outcomes more likely, but there’s still no 100% guarantee.
With weight-loss, for example, you can eat as perfect as possible but sabotage yourself with your behavior like I did.
In fact, if I learned anything from researching Shortcut to Slim, it’s that behavior modification is the MOST effective strategy when it comes to weight-loss. That’s why I only teach behavior modification and cognitive therapy as part of the Slim Team Training Program (Meal Mentor’s official weight-loss program). There is literally no “diet plan” because you can’t be on a diet plan forever, but you can definitely learn to sit down when you eat.
But I’ve digressed...
Here’s my deal with oil:
A member having difficulty losing weight asked if it was because of the hidden oils, saying she used store-bought hummus and whole-wheat tortillas that contained oil.
Here was my reply:
"Oil doesn't do you any favors, but it's more likely..."
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