I’ve come to the conclusion that all these fad diets are bologna. Even diets effective in the short term, like the Atkins Diet or Paleo, are just quick fixes with temporary results. The western man didn’t need the concept of dieting two hundred years ago, because only the nobility could afford to eat fancy food and be fat.
While athletes in sports that are based on weight use carbohydrate restricted diets to get in shape in the short term, the best diet is a balanced one from unprocessed foods. Protein and vegetables won’t get you through life without any problems. Sooner or later your kidneys and liver will give out from excess nitrogen in the blood, and you won’t feel as happy and energetic.
A human being needs whole grain and fruit to to really be balanced, as well as high quality fats from things like seeds and nuts. The only foods one should keep an eye out for are dairy and gluten, and even that law can be violated from time to time.
There’s a big difference between good carbohydrates and bad carbohydrates. Good carbs come from foods that have fiber in them as well, which mitigates the glycemic load on the glucose levels in the bloodstream.
Brown Rice, fresh fruits, and low starch vegetables have tons of fiber in them and don’t cause an insulin reaction. Glucose is blood sugar and the fuel of the human body. It’s not really wise to go into ketosis and burn away your fat stores, your brain might get deranged in the process of dieting.
Your size and appearance mean nothing, and neither does the number on the scale. Your health is determined by how you feel, how you function, and how long you last. Don’t be fooled by the propogandist media and their henchman, the medical establishment.
Protein should always be as lean as possible, and chicken breast and hard boiled eggs are some of the best. There’s also vegetarian protein, like beans and lentils, which have both protein and fiber in them, which makes them a nutritional powerhouse. Protein and Fiber are the two most important nutrients and what you should seek out when choosing good food.
My point in this essay is that there’s no magic bullet to being fit and healthy, and there’s no one common enemy you can blame all your problems on. If you want to be fit and healthy, eat a well balanced diet and walk a lot.
It also doesn’t hurt to get into yoga or recreational sports.