You Can Tailor Your Diet Around Multiple Factors

When it comes to your nutrition, you don’t want to go wrong because you become what you eat. The increasing availability of information has created a lot of awareness among people when it comes to dietary matters. They know, in general, to eat fresh fruits and vegetables and avoid sugar and fats, but the facts become murky when you get any more specific than that. The problem is compounded now that social media provides a platform for more diets to make the rounds than ever before.

The most important thing to keep in mind may be the fact that we are all unique. And for this reason, it’s possible that there can really be no absolute, one-size-fits-all diet. That’s an idea that the following post about eating for your specific blood type explores in greater detail:

Follow Blood Type Diet To Negate Impact Of Dietary Lectins

Type O should avoid wheat, soy and peanuts. Type A should avoid tomato and egg plant. Type B, chicken and soy and Type AB chicken and bell peppers. These foods have lectins specific to blood types, avoiding them provides optimal lectin-blocking nutrition and offers protection against the negative effects of dietary lectins…

Lectins have an effect on bodily systems such as your digestion, joint health, immune system and metabolism. Following an individualized diet such as the Blood Type Diet, the GenoType Diet, or a personalized SWAMI Diet provides optimal lectin-blocking nutrition and offers protection against the negative effects of dietary lectins. Read more at CureJoy…

As you can see, some say diet can be specialized to the point of being blood group specific. If you’re intriqued but wondering how to make this work in your household, the good news is that most families share a blood group, so it might be easier than you think to incorporate this information into your dietary considerations.

Another way to tailor one’s diet may be through a consideration of lifestyle and age. Based on these factors, there are certain foods that will favor some people and not others. For instance, it might be counter-intuitive for a person who does computer entry all day to eat the same as someone who does labor-intensive work with heavy lifting.

With the rigors of the latter individual’s job, a diet that’s high in protein might be the best option. But the former is probably getting enough protein without supplementing, despite what the muscle magazines tell us. The following post takes a closer look at the nutritional impact of a high protein diet and explains who should be on one in the first place:

4 Types Of People Who Should Be On A High-Protein Diet

More than half of Americans are striving to put more protein on their plates, according to a survey by research firm the NPD Group. We’re sprinkling protein powder into yogurt, oatmeal, and smoothies and buying snack bars and even pasta with extra grams of the stuff. But do we need to?

For most of us, the answer is no. David Katz, MD, director of the Yale University Prevention Research Center, believes the protein craze is for the most part just that — another craze, like low-fat in the 1980s and low-carb in the early 2000s. “All the focus on macronutrients has been a massive boondoggle — we cut fat and got fatter and sicker; we cut carbs and got fatter and sicker,” he says. “We need to stop focusing on macronutrients and instead focus on wholesome foods and healthy combinations and let the nutrients take care of themselves.” Read more at Prevention.com…

The nutrition crazes that come and go, as the post describes, are usually not comprehensive. That’s why it can be better to have a unique diet that takes into account your biological make-up and lifestyle.

Another diet buzz that has come up recently is the ketogenic diet. Like all other diets, you need to research the science behind it before hopping on board. The following post takes a comprehensive look at the dietary merits of ketosis:

The Ketogenic Diet:

Does it live up to the hype?

The pros, the cons, and the facts about this not-so-new diet craze.

If you believe the buzz, ketosis — whether via the almost-zero-carb ketogenic diet or via ketone supplements— can curb appetite, enhance performance, and cure nearly any health problem that ails you. Sound too good to be true? It probably is. Read more at Precision Nutrition…

The bottom line to all of this is that you need to know the facts before you implement any diet that comes across your Facebook wall or Twitter feed. In fact, social media isn’t where you should be looking for dietary assistance in the first place. Your best bet is to consult a professional who can help you eat right for you.

Dr. Ann Miller can create a personalized wellness program that will teach you how to eat for life, health and vitality. Your program will be based on your personal and family history, laboratory results and a comprehensive examination. It will include nutritional supplements using food enzymes, herbs, vitamins and minerals.

If you would like to get a detailed nutrition plan for health or weight loss, get in touch with Dr. Miller today by calling 585-396-0527, or book an appointment using the contact form to the right.

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