One size does not fit all
One of the breakthroughs in the past few years has been the understanding of how much variation there is in the precise dietary needs from person to person.
There are staples that apply to everyone, such as avoiding sugar, there is not a person in the world who benefits from a diet full of sugar. So, that is a common dietary factor applying to everyone, but beyond the common staples it gets more personalised.
What are the common factors?
- Restricted calorie intake
- Very little sugar
- Less meat, more plants
- Lots of vegetables and fruit
- Limited alcohol
Then, beyond this, you can start to explore your own diet preferences, based on your body, lifestyle and genetics.
This can be done in a do-it-yourself manner through trial and error, or simple apps that can provide unique feedback. The wearable devises on the market are amazing and this type of tech solution should be embraced, not just with diet but all aspects of your fitness and wellness.
Trial and error should not be underestimated. As you are an unique individual it is worth exploring all sorts of different diets, and try cutting out some previous staples (a good example is dairy) for a decent period to see if this makes any noticeable difference to your weight, energy levels, and any niggly health problems.
The key is to get to know your own body, what works for you, what you need to be putting in, what you need to be avoiding, to keep your weight at the perfect number, your body in shape, and your energy levels high.
Visit our nutrition centre for more help, ideas and information.