When it comes to reaching their health and fitness goals, many trainees never realize their potential because they just can’t seem to get their diet in check. And it seems like every other week there’s a new incredible weight loss regime to try, most of which just leave their users frustrated – and unfit!
So today I’m asking – What’s the WORST diet you’ve ever tried?
Honestly, with the exception of the Blood Type diet, I think I’ve tried them all. I’ve gone high and low carb, high and low protein, high fat and low fat, the fish and rice diet, the red meat diet and more. I even tried vegetarianism for a bit but I just couldn’t get along without meat in my diet.
The real issue with diet plans is the sheer number on the market. There are numerous companies like Weight Watchers and Jenny Craig as well as an abundance of books like The South Beach and Dukan diet. I think it truthfully just confuses people because everyone says their plan is the best. I’m lucky in that early on I was able to see through the BS and learned about proper nutrition but I will say that many of these popular plans will work if you give them time enough to become part of your daily routine.
But enough about the good ones, what’s the worst diet I’ve tried? This is a really hard question for me to answer but if I had to choose one it would be the high carb plan. My body just doesn’t respond well to a lot of carbohydrates, I feel sluggish, tired, lethargic and bloated all day. In fact I feel best eating a low calorie, ultra low carbohydrate, moderate fat diet. My rings were tight in my fingers, my waist felt thick, my face looked puffy and my weight, from water gain, went up about 5 pounds. I personally prefer a food plan that’s a combo of the Keto and Paleo plans.
Which brings me to my next point. While I regularly recommend a Paleo type plan, you have to find what works for you. Just as high carbs is a terrible diet for me, some people can’t eat a low carb diet. The key is for you to try enough regimens for a long enough time to gauge if they work for you or not. And when I say ‘enough time’ I don’t mean 2 weeks. When switching plans I suggest you always give it a go for at least a month before judging it’s merits.
With all of that said, I still feel that a version of the Paleo plan is best for nearly everyone. And I’ll go so far as to say that if we as a nation were to restrict ‘white’ products in our diet like flour, potatoes, pastas, breads etc., we’d see a huge decrease in our obesity rates
Ok, that’s my opinion. So you tell me – what’s the worst diet you’ve tried? Comment away…
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