Paleo, Raw food, Mediterranean, vegan, 5:2, low carb, high carb, Atkins…the list goes on…when it comes to weight loss and dieting, there is always a new ‘miracle fix’ on the horizon, but what is the truth behind it all? Is the caveman way of life really the answer to our weight goal woes?
We hear it all the time, ‘so and so lost so much weight just cutting out carbs’ or ‘havent you tried Paleo?!'
If a particular nutrition idea — like Paleo or vegetarianism worked for you personally, that’s awesome. You should be happy you found something that helped you reach your goals.
But to suggest that because it worked for you, at one point in your life, under a particular set of circumstances, now everyone else should follow the same program is ludicrous, and unfortunately that is exactly the message of these exclusionary diets.
Physiologically, the human body can do well under a host of different nutritional conditions. This is clearly demonstrated by examining the traditional diets of various tribes and ethnic groups throughout the world.
Crazy differences here…yet all traditional diet eaters are relatively healthy people with minimal incidences of cardiovascular disease, stroke, diabetes, inflammatory obesity, etc.
This is only possible because the human body is amazingly adaptable to a host of different dietary conditions.
It is possible to be healthy and fit whether you eat mostly meat or mostly veggies, mostly fat or mostly carbs, many times a day or just a few times, and so on.
So, the best diet to follow actually is… the one that’s best for you!