Why Nutrition is So Confusing

You may have noticed that on this blog I tend to shy away from giving actual advice on what diet/methods/habits people should adopt.  Rather than telling anyone what they should or shouldn’t eat, I mostly remind people that what works for me doesn’t necessarily have to work for you.

This article in the New York Times is precisely why I approach this the way that I do.  I thought it was enlightening to read the way the scientific method has morphed within the nutrition industry.  What is boils down to is this: we know something is wrong in American eating culture, but we don’t really know what.  That is why my biggest piece of advice is this: pay attention to your body.

To me, my “healthy” diet means eating whole, real (not processed) food, focusing on protein and veggies.  This is why I follow a Paleo template but also include other “prohibited” foods that don’t bother me much (like potatoes).  Healthy for me also means cooking at home, because there is both a lack of knowledge and control in restaurant settings.  What does “healthy” mean to you?

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