“The right diet for everyone” Fallacy

What constitutes a healthy diet?

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Well, the answer is – it just depends.

There’s no such thing as a healthy diet that will work for everyone. People respond to food in such peculiar ways that everybody, for the most part, needs a personalized eating plan. I can say that it all depends on your genetics, the microbiome, and lifestyle factors on metabolism to determine that. In addition, one must also consider more nuanced factors such as height, weight, gender, age, body composition, blood profile, clinical assessment, and medical conditions to start.

This one-size-fits-all dietary advice has failed to halt the global epidemic of obesity and diabetes. Nutrition science has consistently failed to produce a straight answer to this question. You hear of diets like The low carb diet, Ketogenic, Paleo, Mediterranean, Vegan, Carnivore, and even Intermittent fasting. So how do I choose? If you want to be preemptive, then take a food sensitivity or genetic test. Other than that, start experimenting with a few of your liking. You never know what’s best for you if you don’t try. I only advise doing a little bit of due diligence beforehand.

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  • Ignore the people who tell you that their diet plan is the best way to stay fit.
  • If you are interested in what foods are best for your idiosyncratic makeup, then I would recommend taking a food sensitivity test. These types of tests measure your body’s immune response to foods to help guide you on what types of food may be the best to choose for a diet (it is not a food allergy test).

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