Keri Gans became a dietitian after she realized working in the fashion industry didn’t give her a sense of passion. She believed that looking good on the outside is nothing if you’re breaking down on the inside. Her philosophy in general nutrition is simple: she just doesn’t believe in good or bad foods. She does believe there are foods out there that can be better for you, and in foods that we should consume more of.
Keri’s belief is the principle behind her successful book The Small Change Diet where she challenges the all-or-nothing approach to current diet trends and tells her audience that there shouldn’t be any “shoulds” when it comes to being healthy. She believes there is a place for every food in a well-balanced diet, and deprivation is definitely not in her category.
Keri joins us today to discuss her concept of what a good diet really is, why she hates the term “cheat meals,” the importance of motivation, and what she normally tells people when they ask her for diet advice.
“With healthy eating, believe it or not, it also means not always eating healthy.” Keri Gans
In this episode, you’ll learn:
- What interested her in pursuing a healthy lifestyle?
- Why she thinks there shouldn’t be any “shoulds” when it comes to diet and exercise.
- The importance of how you feel when you do something good for your body.
- Why Keri doesn’t provide “meal plans” to clients.
- The importance of building a healthy lifestyle gradually.
- Why having a personal motivation is necessary to try to improve your health.
- Her dietary recommendations for most people to get started.
- Why Keri doesn’t like the term “cheat meal”
- What she tells people when they ask her if they should go on a specific diet.
- It’s crazy to totally eliminate a certain food from your diet. What’s not crazy is having a normal relationship with food.
- You can’t outrun a bad diet; that’s something that cannot happen.
Connect with Keri Gans:
Rate, Review, Connect, Inspire
Stay updated on new episodes, guest interviews, and health, wellness, and fitness information and resources by subscribing to the FitFluential Radio Show on iTunes. Every day we bring you actionable insight, demystified truth, and simple steps to help you navigate the complex, often confusing health, wellness, and fitness information and answer the questions you’ve been asking.