There are so many different “diets” out there, and so many people preaching whichever diet they follow, usually claiming it to be the best.
Between the hundreds of different ways of eating, and all of the different people claiming that their way of eating is best, this makes nutrition even MORE confusing to most people.
Let me start of by stating that I do NOT like the term “diet”. Hearing that word makes people think they are going to be hungry, restricted, running on low-calories, and freaks people out.
When I refer to diet, I really just mean a different style of eating.
These different styles of eating are all pretty different from each other. However, many people have seemed to have great success on each one of these, correct?
How many times have you heard that Paleo has cured digestive issues, cleared up skin, gave the person amazing energy, helped get to a stable weight, made them overall healthier, etc.? Many.
How many times have you heard that Veganism has cured digestive issues, cleared up skin, gave the person amazing energy, helped get to a stable weight, made them overall healthier, etc.? Many.
How many times have you heard that Clean Eating has cured digestive issues, cleared up skin, gave the person amazing energy, helped get to a stable weight, made them overall healthier, etc.? Many.
Although these “diets” are very different from each other, they all have a common factor – eating real, whole foods.
It doesn’t matter if you decide to eat low-carb, high-carb, low-fat, high-fat, meat, no meat, grains, no grains, dairy, no dairy, whatever.
The trick is to find which one works best for you.
I get it, nutrition can certainly be confusing. But if you’re just trying to get healthier, start simple by eating real, whole foods. That should be the majority of your diet, and then leave room for sanity foods, of course!
It’s up to you to experiment with your diet and see which style works best for you. You never know until you try. You could do all the research in the world, ask all the people what they think about “x diet”, but ultimately it comes down to you trying it and seeing how YOU feel for yourself.
You could find out you don’t like ANY and decide that you like the “me diet” best. That’s the one I follow 😉
Bottom line – eat real food (majority of the time), that makes YOU feel good. Whichever way you decide to go about doing so.
Have you noticed this common factor in all types of diets?
Have you experimented with your diet to try others out?