The human brain likes easy categorization, and in terms of health and specifically weight loss, we like knowing, ‘what is the best diet to follow?’ What did you do to lose weight? Did you go vegan, follow the keto diet, start eating high protein, or did you do intermittent fasting? Why do people keep believing there is a ‘magic’ diet that will answer all their questions? We’ve seen hundreds of fad diets, hundreds people following them and losing weight, and hundreds of people come off the diet and regain all their lost weight plus. Why do we keep trying to do the same thing in a different form and expect a different result?I don’t believe there is one 'best' diet for every person to follow. We are all too different – we have different likes and dislikes, different lifestyles, different budgets, different amounts of time to prepare food, different nutrition knowledge, different stress levels, different genetics.
The human body can do well under a whole lot of different nutritional conditions. If we look at some of the different diet styles (veganism, keto, high protein, intermittent fasting etc.), some people have been successful within all of these diet regimes (generally the statistics show that about 10% are able to keep the weight off), so there must be something to them.
When you look at the different diets, you will see that there are some general commonalities within all the diets, which makes it easy to see why they can work:
Since there is no one best diet for everyone, you need to find which eating style works for you. And here’s the secret: working on your long-term nutrition and eating habits specifically, will get you much better results than following strict diet plans and rules.
Steps you can take to find your best eating style:
Keep yourself hydrated. As a general rule, the amount of fluid you need in a day in glasses is your weight divided by 10 plus 2.