Which Diet is Right For you?
It’s a hard question. I studied nutrition for eight years and I can tell you that this question has no universally correct answer.
During my studies, I’d hear about pretty much every type of diet. Sometimes carbs are the enemy. Sometimes it’s fat. Other times its specific types of meat. It’s often sugar. Occasionally timing is mentioned. The truth? There is a lot of information out there and some of it good, a lot of it isn’t. But deciphering what’s good- that’s what I can help you with.
For MS alone I have seen many types of diets advertised as beneficial.
Terry Wahls advocates for a version of the paleolithic diet- which means all meat and veggies with no wheat, grains or dairy.
The Swank Protocol is a diet that focuses on eating food low in saturated fat and actually encourages four servings of grains a day. And I know what you’re thinking -this is a direct contract to Wahl’s protocol.
The overcoming MS diet focuses on eating plants and fish.
With all of the advocating, protocols, and diets out there, and most of them not really agreeing with each other it’s clear why it is so difficult to become your healthiest version of you.
General Fad Diets
Outside of the diet for MS information- general health is also filled with many “fads” including but not limited to intermittent fasting, the keto diet, the Atkins diet, and vegan diets. The list goes on and on.
But what I have learned from studying diets and communicating with many patients and professionals is that sustainability is the most important factor in a diet and that it looks different for everyone.
You’re Unique – You’re Diet Should be too
Some people may feel better after going gluten and dairy-free, while others might feel no difference. This doesn’t make one person right and the other wrong- it just makes us all unique.
And your uniqueness is where I come in. As a nutrition professional I can help you make the switch to a diet that is sustainable, healthy and nutritious for you. I offer personalized help, that is realistic for your lifestyle.
If you want help I can answer questions you may have. For clients I perform a full nutritional holistic assessment, phone calls and talk about what you love, what you need and what you absolutely can’t give up (don’t worry we all have that one weakness – mine is butter tarts 😉 )
There is no one size fits all diet and that is a fact, but it is also a fact that professional help can help you find what is sustainable for you!