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Ok, as a registered nutrition professional I hate putting labels on diets. Stating someone is Paleo, Primal, specific carbohydrate, anti-candida, flexitarian or any of those in between. I personally have been following the same diet since grade 12 and I knew about none of those. When I meet new people and explain to them my intolerances and food restrictions, they usually look at me as if I have an extra eye on my forehead. But as soon as I say I follow a modified Paleo diet, they understand right away. Why have we become a society that requires us to label our diets? Personally, everyone should follow their own diet, eating what makes them feel good. No point trying to squeeze yourself into a box that was mass produced based off one person. The truth is everyone’s body is slightly different, especially when it comes to digestion. Some people feel the best eating a higher carbohydrate, lower fat diet, while others seem to gain weight and feel bloated when they follow the same. Yes this is slightly frustrating to hear as it may take time to experiment with your diet. But in the long term, finding dietary patterns that make your body feel good will help you to stay on track, meaning success in the long term.


About the Author: Ana Plenter


Ana Plenter is a an Award Winning Personal Trainer, Fitness Competitor & Competition Coach and the Founder of Build My Body Beautiful & Body Beautiful Fitness

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