There is not one “right” diet for everyone. I may have an issue with dairy, while you are just fine drinking milk. I might need to eat a more “fat” focused diet, whereas you may do better with more carbs. I might have an issue with oxalates, you might not do well with glutamates. I drink Kombucha to supply good bacteria for gut health, but you have SIBO and it makes you worse. I might be okay with intermittent fasting, but your hypoglycemic tendencies would never tolerate it. I might need to snack before bed for better sleep, but it would keep you awake all night.
All of these factors need to be taken into account when we think “diet”. It isn’t just about how many calories you eat, but about consuming the proper ratio of carbs, proteins, and fats in a meal to meet your metabolic needs and maintain steady blood sugar levels.
Additionally, diet is about eliminating foods and substances that are negatively affecting your health and promoting those that enhance it. To accomplish this, a well composed diet takes food sensitivities, underlying health issues, ability to breakdown and assimilate nutrients, lifestyle, meal timing, genetics, and biochemical imbalances into account.
Finally, a good diet maintains diversity to help avoid oral intolerance issues and is rich in fiber to for a robust microbiome. Unfortunately, for most of us, constructing the proper diet it a lot more complicated than just following the food pyramid.
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