The Middle Path to Good Diet

I was going to title this essay, The Lesser of Two Evils, but then people might think I am talking about the presidential election, not choosing which diet is best for your lifestyle.

With the advent of social media, many people are exchanging ideas about diet and food.  A lot of people are going vegan, and a lot of people are going Ketogenic.  Yet these two diets seem to be diametrically opposed to one another.  Keto is Low Carb High Fat, and Vegan diets are generally High Carb Low Fat.  There are hundreds of videos on youtube telling you how and why to do either one.

Isn’t there a middle way here to go by?  It is obvious now to researchers that there is an inverse relationship between animal products in the diet and health.  But that doesn’t mean everyone should be vegan, or that everyone should be High Carb Low Fat.

Some people simply do better on high protein, low sugar diets.  It just works.  People who are metabolically unbalanced need an unbalanced diet.  And most of the calories we consume come from sugar and starch, so why not reduce the biggest macronutrient?  In the end it’s about calories, and you can eat low starch vegetables all day and not accumulate many calories per day.

So if you need meat and fat to make you feel full and stop eating, or you like to nosh all day on low calorie plant food, do what it takes to make you eat less and move more.  That’s all there is to it.

 

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