I am sure we could argue all day about what diet is the best, or what the research says about a diet.
Sugar is bad, gluten or no gluten, low carb or high carb. Blah, blah, blah.
It is a waste of my time and I will leave it for the zealots out there.
But what we can’t argue about (I hope) is that adherence is king.
If you can’t sustain long term the diet you are on than what is the point?
I know your diet worked, but now you gained all the weight back, AND more.
So, it didn’t work.
We have so many diets to choose from these days…
Paleo, Keto, Intermittent Fasting, Flexible Dieting, and that infomercial you saw late at night.
Which one will you choose?
The one you know you can sustain to fit your lifestyle of course.
They all work! None of these diets are better than the other.
Paleo is great for weight loss or someone with an auto immune disease.
Some research shows ketogenic diets may be a route for long endurance athletes to try out or maybe you have recently been diagnosed with some form of cancer and need to put out all the stops.
Is your life crazy? Non-stop running around and you only have a certain window to get your calories in? Maybe Intermittent Fasting is something to consider
Flexible Dieting is what works for me and my lifestyle. I deprived myself for so long nutritionally I like being able to mix in “bad foods” on occasion to keep me on track. And, not going to lie, I was a once a week binger, so this method allows me to not be tempted because I don’t deprive myself each week.
That infomercial…Stop it. You know better!
Again, they all work, but which one will allow you lose weight, build muscle, reach your goals and MAINTAIN.
Experiment, try them all, like I have, and settle on the one that when you wake up every day you don’t feel like you are on a diet
Side note, if you have some health issues maybe consider paleo, keto and mix in some fasting.
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