Americans spend over $60 billion a year on diet and weight loss products.
Yet, people are more obese than ever.
We have seen the low-fat craze, the low- or no-carb phase, the paleo, south beach, keto… the list goes on…
The diet industry wants us to think if we just cut carbs, eat less of this or more of that, that we will easily lose weight. Everyone wants a quick fix - and the diet industry’s marketing campaigns do a good job at making us believe it is possible.
But, the industry does not seem to understand the principle of specificity.
Everyone is different and what works for one person may not work for another.
The key is to match your nutrition plan to your individual situation, body type, activity levels, current health status, metabolic condition, and physique or performance goals. And this may take some trial and error, hard work, and time! But the results are worth it.
Sure, a low-carb diet can help you lose weight. But it’s not that carbs are the enemy. In fact, the human body needs carbs to function.
The reason people may have seen results on low-carb diets was because they were overeating carbs. The reduction in calories - or increase in vegetables and protein - is more significant than the lower carbs. Also, your carb sensitivity has a lot to do with your body.
Some people do well with more carbs. Some do better with less. And if removing carbs makes you miserable, it’s probably not the right approach for you. :)
So, don’t just blindly follow any cookie-cutter diet system. You must educate yourself and try things out in the real world to see what works best for you.
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