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PALEO, KETO, INTERMITTED FASTING...? WHAT'S THE BEST DIET?


Keto, paleo, intermitted fasting, detox....the web is filled up with »the best« diets that are promising you a rapid fat loss in a second.


"How do you know which one to pick?"


Let's not waste time...


You don't! There is not a single best diet.


Here's why...


#Diversity: If the keto diet was good for Liam, this doesn't mean it will suit you too! Here are just a few ways that you may differ from Liam.


#Body type: tall, thin, short, stocky or something in between,...


#Fitness level and body composition: active, strong, lean, overweight, sedentary,...


#Dietary preferences and exclusions: kosher, halal, carnivore, vegan, vegetarian, picky eater, allergic,...


#Organic/Conventional: some live on boxed and packed foods, some anxiously read labels, some may choose only kale that has been lovingly grown by local farmers who hand puck the bugs off...


#Diet history: some may be devoted vegetarians, some may binge eat, and the other may have a history of bulimia...


#Time: some may have an open schedule, others crowded...


#Stress level and sleep: may have an influence on your hormones, poor nutritional choices, cravings...


#Age: as we age our metabolism change, our food tolerances and appetites change and so does the digestive abilities.


#Gender: for women this means: »Hurricane of hormones«. Enough said..:)


Moreover, not everyone responds the same way to the digestion and absorption of particular foods. Yea, the basic mechanics are the same, but there are important individual differences, which are likely due to our unique genetic makeups.


There are also differences in nutrient processing. For example, we all have a gene in our liver for making a particular enzyme that breaks down caffeine. Due to these small genetic differences, some of us breaks down caffeine quickly and others more slowly. Now, if I ask you:


" Are 1-3 cups of coffee a day healthy or unhealthy?"


The answer would be: "Depends for whom."


Not only are there individual differences in response to the same foods, but different foods also have particular nutrients and bioactive components that can change the message expressed by our unique genes. For example isothiocyanates in broccoli can switch on a gene in the liver that detoxifies cancer-causing chemicals and other toxins. Some of us have, and some don't. If we don't have it, broccoli can't help us fight cancer in THIS particular way (however, broccoli does also other good things to the body).



YOU GET THE PICTURE NOW?


That's why people fail at »copy-paste« diet plans and therefore, if you're looking for »the best« diet, it's advisable to look out for a nutrition coach that is able to put down a nutrition plan, that is uniquely designed for you and your needs!


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