In a brand new podcast series, the Centre Multisports André-Chagnon invites you to discover that training does not stop at lifting weights, sweating or running a marathon. Under the title It’s not all about training, these interviews aim to shed interesting and professional light on an aspect closely or not very far related to training. In a first series of six meetings, Patrick Richard questions nutritionist Joanie Séguin about the importance of food.
I won’t tell you anything if I write here that diets are a lucrative multi-billion dollar market. This figure is estimated at 300 billion! Should we be wary of diets that often promise us the easy solution to our complex food problems? As I ask nutritionist Joanie Séguin in the introduction to the podcast, I have the impression that a diet that is good on Sunday is no longer good on Monday. To which Joanie replies that she could return it on Friday! In short, diets are reinventing themselves and often play on self-esteem and the miracle solution to a much more complicated problem. Nothing is acquired sitting on a sofa by swallowing the pill of happiness. Good lifestyle habits, it integrates slowly and surely. Over a longer term than the duration of a diet.
In this last podcast, Joanie warns us about the rigidity of certain diets and the relevance of adopting a very particular way of eating. What is good for one person may be bad for another. It’s easy to believe in a title of a text that we haven’t read or to rely on the opinion of Mr. and Mrs. Everybody on this or that diet. But as with anything in life, you have to put in a little effort and go a little further than what you think, than what you see. As we have often heard in our podcasts, there are plenty of gray areas in food. Nothing is completely black or completely white. The important thing remains: connecting with your body and not being too rigid with yourself.
Eating shouldn’t be complicated. If so, perhaps a meeting in the office of a nutritionist like Janie Séguin at the Centre Multisports could be beneficial!
BONUS: The conversation continues with Patrick and Joanie at the end of the video. Check out the bonus segment!