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Shifting Mindsets: Instead of Restriction, think of Addition

In a culture often fixated on what to cut out from our diets, it's time to explore the transformative power of addition.


Shifting the focus from what to cut out of the diet to what you can add is a positive and empowering approach to nutrition.

Instead of eliminating entire food groups, focusing on additions encourages a diverse intake of nutrients. This is essential for overall health as different foods provide different vitamins, minerals, and other beneficial compounds.


**Balanced Diet**

Instead of fixating on restriction, this mindset encourages individuals to ensure they are getting a mix of carbohydrates, proteins, healthy fats, vitamins, and minerals. A balanced diet is key to meeting nutritional needs.


Adding to your diet is often more sustainable than severe restriction. It allows for flexibility and enjoyment in eating and making it easier to maintain healthy habits over the long term.


**Restrictive Diets**

The concept of addition can reduce the feeling of deprivation that often comes with restrictive diets. When individuals feel satisfied and enjoy their meals, they are more likely to stick to healthy eating patterns.


Thinking about what to add can encourage trying new foods and recipes. It opens up opportunities to explore a variety of flavors and cuisines, making the eating experience more enjoyable.


**Inclusion**

Remembering that nutrition is not just about what to exclude but also about what to include can contribute to a more positive and sustainable approach to healthy eating.

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