Intuitive Eating
February 7, 2019

The blind men and the elephant

Have you ever heard the fable of the blind men and the elephant?


The gist is they’re all grabbing different parts of Nelly…one geezer is grabbing the trunk, one’s hanging off the tusk, there’s one swinging off the tail...it’s mayhem. 


And because they can’t see the whole beast, they build an incorrect picture in their mind of what an elephant really looks like…


So while the tusk and the trunk of an elephant might look and feel very different up close, step back and it’s all part of the same glorious animal.


The same thing happens with diets…people hold onto a single belief of what a successful diet is and are sometimes unable to step back and see it for what it really is...they’re using more calories than they’re eating thereby creating a calorie deficit.


For example, vegan and keto look very different on paper. But if you lose weight on both diets, step back a bit and they’re very much part of the same beast…they’re both part of the glorious calorie deficit.


Ate vegan and lost weight? Calorie deficit.


Went keto, lost weight? Calorie deficit?


Did some fasting and lost weight? Calorie deficit.


So just remember…don’t get caught up in dieting dogma…we’re all just hanging onto to the same elephant.