Why There Is No Such Thing As A “Perfect” Diet

24 May 2014

Why There Is No Such Thing As A “Perfect” Diet

In my promise to be authentic with everyone who comes across my website and social media, I know how important it is to be real about what I preach and about what I eat.

Love Yourself
#1: I don’t pay attention to labels (aka vegan, raw, paleo, etc.) or adhere to a strict diet
I eat what makes me feel best at any given time, and sometimes that may be rice or eggs or fish.
When we start paying attention to the names of our diets more than the actual effect of our diets, is when we begin to put our bodies in trouble.
This kind of thinking can be one-dimensional and at times extreme. We definitely don’t like extreme!
The body always comes first. If you are craving animal protein, don’t be afraid of (especially if you are a vegan or vegetarian).
Most of the time it is your body craving it rather than your mind talking you in to something you think you shouldn’t be doing.
You can still follow a primarily plant based diet when you include high quality animal proteins. Sounds like a win, win to me!

#2: I don’t believe there is a “perfect” or “right” way to eat 
Everyone is different and what works for one may not work for another.
With the rise of Instagram celebrities and foodies promoting eating only raw or only vegan or drinking just juice, what to eat can get very confusing.
I have to admit that sometimes I’m even questioning my very healthy diet. Colorful food and toned body selfies can
convince you that you must be eating vegan or doing yoga 98234x a day, but that is a false perception.
And this is the exact reason I posted a meal with fish. Typically you never see plant based bloggers doing that.
Or talking about the piece of chocolate cake they had after their dinner of vibrant greens. Or the bag of
chips they stumbled upon when they were in a crunch for time. Yup, I do it too.
We all do. We are human. And that is 110% normal.
Take the pressure of eating perfectly off your back and you’ll feel a whole lot better.

Forget perfect.

There is no such thing as perfect.
My perfect is not your perfect and your perfect is not my perfect.

Vegan Food

As long as you are eating foods from nature and giving your body what it needs, then the possibilities are limitless.

In my last Instagram post on salmon I included an excerpt on not shaming me for posting something
that isn’t vegan or 801010 or what ever other philosophy that you follow. It’s so sad to me that
people put one another down for the way we eat. That is no way to define someone.
If you are a vegan I’d like you to consider the idea that veganism is about being kind, compassionate, and
loving in ALL areas of life. Accept yourself and accept others for who they are, whether they follow your
philosophy or not. 

Salmon Dinner

Let go of judgement. Any and all. Practice acceptance and love with yourself and others. 

Do you have a question about my experience with veganism or dealing with the pressures of the “Vegan” society?

Ask me below and I will answer it in my follow up post.

Please share this article with someone who needs to hear this message!

Love always,

Tara Milhem Name

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