I probably caught your attention with the title, huh? Hear me out.
I was thinking about this the other day. There are SO.MANY.DIFFERENT “diets”. I know people are always like “I hate the word diet” but to me, a diet is simply a way of eating. So, lets just say how you eat, or a way of eating.
You count macros? That’s a way of eating.
You’re paleo? That’s a way of eating.
You’re vegan? That’s a way of eating.
You eat only whole foods? That’s a way of eating.
Whatever you want to call it, the way you eat is a way of eating. The thing is, so many people get so hung up on what diet they should be on, for any reason.
If someone has a goal in mind – whether it’s to get healthier, reduce the risk of diseases, lose fat, gain muscle, etc. – they immediately question what “diet” they should be on.
Then they start asking for help and everyone will give them every answer you can imagine, and shit just gets confusing. If you ask a vegan advice about what diet you should be on, they’ll tell you vegan. If you ask someone who is grain free or paleo what diet you should be on, they’ll tell you exactly that.
SO WHICH IS IT?
The thing is, different things work for different people.
The main thing to remember is – whatever diet you can stick to, is what diet you should be on.
Don’t force yourself to adhere to one diet just because you think that’s what you’re supposed to do, or what someone told you to do. Why? It’ll definitely backfire on you.
For example, lets say someone told you the only way to lose weight was to eat super low-carb/keto diet and no other way. Sure, you may be able to stick to it for a little while but then what? What if you feel like crap? What if you have NO energy? What if your cravings are out of control? More likely than not, you’ll feel way too restricted and end up just wanting ALL THE CARBS. It’s just human nature, and I’m sure this has happened to many people.
Bottom line – eat what you like, what makes you feel good, what keeps you sane, what you enjoy, and what you can be consistent with, what doesn’t make you feel restricted, and THAT is the diet you should be on.