The perfect diet
Let me just start by saying when I use the word 'diet' I do NOT mean it with regards to weight loss! Diet to me means; why I eat, what I eat, where I eat, when I eat and how I eat. I eat to fuel my body for it to thrive in the life I choose to live, I eat mostly real whole foods; usually organic and local wherever possible. I eat mostly at home. I also eat out occasionally because I love the laziness and the atmosphere of a good restaurant - on these occasions I eat whatever takes my fancy! I eat a decent size breakfast with a good mix of protein, carbs and fat. I very rarely get hungry because I snack all day on veg and fruit with my lunch thrown in there at some point and my main meals at least, are eaten slow time, at the table, in company!
My weight is stable, my body fat healthily low, I have plenty of energy, I'm never ill, (I guess I should touch wood at this point!) and I don't suffer from digestive issues. I do however, always eat too much when I eat out; I know it beforehand and I know I'll feel uncomfortable afterwards but you know what - I'm ok with it, it's my own version of the 80/20 or the 'cheat day' method. And that's the point here - this is MY method, it works for ME!
I've tried every different way of eating over the years from three square meals a day, to six smaller meals, two large meals, not eating till lunch time, not eating after 5pm etc... I've read lots of books and listened to lots of 'experts' about how, when and more often than not, what we're meant to eat for our best health. But they're ALL wrong..... and they're ALL right - for some people, but not for everyone. There is NO such thing as the perfect diet for everyone. I've found what works for me and I encourage you to do the same; listen to everyone but listen mostly to your body. If it works for you, don't change it, but if it's not working - do something about it. You have a lot of good years left in you; make sure they're your best yet!
It's food; make sure you enjoy it and make sure it serves you...