Jake: Hey I’m Jake of Body by Jake with your nutrition tip of the day. We are here, yes this is Dr. P, and yes I have a question. This question is, this is an interesting one, what’s the best diet to follow?
The best diet to follow is….none! So sorry! Diets are temporary, they’re not a sustainable thing. When I think diet, immediately my patients will say “well, when do I get off of it?”
So it’s not a sustainable thing. But here’s something to think about, I’m gonna mess up your brain for a second!
Let’s say you want to start a food plan, not a diet but a food plan. How will you manage your macronutrients? Your fats, proteins and carbohydrates? What will you choose? Will it be a paleo-esque food program? Or a high carbohydrate, vegetarian/vegan-like food program? Ask yourself a couple questions.
First, for example, is there diabetes in my family background? I myself am I hypoglycemic. Do do I have an insulin sensitivity? Are my – this thing called triglyceride levels, which are an indication of sugar management – are my triglyceride levels high naturally? Do I have a history of diabetes somewhere in my genetic family background? If so, then you probably don’t manage sugars well because these things don’t skip generations.
So genetically, they kind of sit in you. So a high sugar, a high vegetarian/vegan type food program probably wouldn’t suit you. Ask yourself another question. Maybe you’re different. Maybe there is there’s high cholesterol in your family background. High “bad guys” fats – LDLs. Heart attacks, plaque buildup, maybe you yourself have that and your friend lost 15 pounds on a high-fat food program like a paleo or keto or Atkins food program.
Well, it’s high fat-high protein, but you have a problem utilizing fats because those bad guy fats, those LDLs are very high and your good guy fats your HDL s are low. High fat-high protein. Good idea? Bad idea for you! Bad idea! Balance first.
Manage your fats, proteins and carbohydrates consistently. Balance first, and then start to ask yourself, what does my family health history like? What does that look like? What does my lipid profile look like?
How do I manage fats, proteins and carbohydrates, and then don’t be extreme. Start to find some balance and, again, make sure it’s sustainable. And also check with the doctor, and get a check first.
Jake: Yes! Way to do it! Absolutely. As always Dr. P? We’ll check it with Dr. P!
“Stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit. It’s when things seem worst that you must not quit! Don’t quit! Have a great day!”
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