I’ve gotten a lot of comments from people that disagree with me.
The reason they disagree is often that they have done something that worked for them, that may be the complete opposite of what I’m saying.
Now you might think that all this would break my spirit, make me crouch into the fetal position and cry, and then shut down my website.
But it doesn’t.
That’s because I also get a ton of comments and emails from people who’re getting success using my advice.
How can this be?
Well, there’s a simple explanation: “We’re all different.”
What may work well for some individuals may not work for others, and there are many factors that come into play here.
A common trap that all health enthusiasts (and even professionals) can fall in to is forgetting to mention that their advice may not apply to everyone.
Myself, I’m a fan of low-carb and real food based diets. I don’t recommend calorie counting, and I am personally against low-fat, vegan, and meal replacement diets.
I have a lot of evidence to support my point of view.
But evidence isn’t everything, because there are tons of people who are doing these different things with incredible success.
The fact is that most diet plans work. “If you follow them”.
That’s the real trick here.
Most diet plans are very difficult to follow.
Low-carb is probably one of the easiest to follow, and this has been confirmed in clinical trials, but for some individuals, something vastly different might be optimal.
Alternative Plans That Work Extremely Well For a Rare Few
There are the vegans, that do pretty much the opposite of what I preach. I honestly think that this is not a sensible way of life, and that they must be careful to take the right supplements, but there are a rare few individuals who do incredibly well on vegan diets.
A lot of people have had success with calorie counting. Somehow they can consciously eat less and less food all the time and lose weight in the long-term. These people often claim that this is the right approach for everyone, which I wholeheartedly disagree with, but it works for them.
Then there are the meal replacement diets. There are many of those. It’s something I would never recommend, but there are still tons of people who do them and do great.
Am I going to tell these people to stop doing what is working well for them? Hell no!
If you find something that works for you, DO IT! That’s my motto (one of them, at least).
I think everyone needs to find a way to eat healthy and exercise, that fits with their lifestyle and cultural setting, and is sustainable for them in the long term.
I think it’s important for anyone who is reading about health and nutrition on line, to put things in perspective.
Ask yourself these questions:
“What kind of website is this?”
“Does this apply to my situation?”
“Is this suitable for my lifestyle?”
Everyone is unique.
Our body types are different, we do varying amounts of exercise, we have different kinds of jobs, different cultures, to name a few.
The best plan for YOU, is the one you can follow and fits into your lifestyle.