Nutrition is often sold on false promises or a “one true way” fallacy.
The reality couldn’t be more different: diet is a tool to make changes, and there’s no one diet for every goal.
What’s important is understanding that nutrition is a problem-solving game and each diet is a tool that is specific to a task. You wouldn’t expect to use the same diet as someone who weighs twice as much as you, because that’d be ridiculous, but many of us have used a diet template in the past.
Diets like Keto, the Mediterranean diet, and other “named” diets are good examples of how poorly-applied dieting is a significant problem. These can be useful in context but taken out of context – or as the solution for everyone – they’re totally inappropriate.
The point I’m trying to make is that good nutrition isn’t about discovering the holy grail diet. It’s about building a diet out starting with your goals and working backwards!
Working in the field of body change and performance, I’ve seen over the years that everyone wants to find comfort in using the best diet, program, or exercise. However, the best diet for you is discovered through using an appropriate strategy for your goals and making change.
Put time into your specifics – not his or hers or your favourite Instagram model’s. You have to run your own race!