Diet. So you may have heard some conflicting info. Here are all these diets while at the same time there is one that is best for everyone. Let me start by saying, you are an individual. You have specific preferences, things you like, varying levels of job stress, people who depend on you, lifestyle, and much more. If we are this different on the outside, imagine what is going on inside!
Different Diets for Different Seasons
I would even argue there are different “diets” or ways of eating depending what season of life you are in. When I graduated with my Master’s I was at my heaviest. School was stressful, I was working my first full time job, volleyball had ended, and I was in a new relationship. Early morning weights had been replaced by sleeping in until the last minute because I had stayed out late drinking and eating whatever I wanted. I was at the heaviest and unhealthiest I had ever been.
In August 2017, I was done with school, my relationship was more settled, and I was drinking less. But was I healthy? Nope. I decided I wanted to try a high fat and low carb way of eating. Over the next 3-4 months, I lost 15 pounds through this diet and mainly walking as exercise. My activity level didn’t really go beyond this and at that time in my life, no more stress was needed.
Fast Forward to today
New life circumstances. I have a full time job, I help run Dissent Athletics, I am in the process of moving, and I recently stopped hormonal birth control. BUT I am in a place where my activity level is high and I have more access.
Currently, I am eating an iteration of the carnivore diet eating animal products, dairy, and fruit. I eat around 1800 calories per day shooting for 160 g of protein, 70 g of fat, and 135 g of carbs. My goals are also different than in 2017. Instead of getting to a healthy weight, I am trying to build muscle and mitigate symptoms of stopping hormonal birth control. Symptoms include nausea, cramps, migraines, bloating, and irritation.
Different ways of eating can help with different seasons of life and goals. So NO, there is no one best diet but you can test out what works best for you in the season of your life. You don’t have to do this alone. We have immediately availability with our nutrition coach