Between the Pinterest boards full of protein diets, the endless weight loss tips we see online and the countless low-carb diet foods we see in the grocery store, it’s getting more difficult to determine what we should and shouldn’t be eating. VarCity HQ did a little leg work for you and scoured the internet for the common themes we saw from nutritionists throughout the internet.
Below is VarCity’s Part 2 of our top 10 list of nutrition rules that almost all experts agree with:
3. There Is No Perfect Diet for Everyone
People are all unique. Subtle differences in genetics, body type, physical activity and environment can affect which type of diet you should follow.
Some people do best on a low-carb diet, while others are better off on a vegetarian high-carb diet. The fact is, what works for one person may not work for the next. To figure out what you should do, a little experimentation may be needed.
Try a few different things until you find something that you enjoy and think you can stick to. Different strokes for different folks!
The best diet for you is the one that works for you and you can stick to in the long term.
4. Artificial Trans Fats Are Very Unhealthy
Trans fats are formed as a side product when vegetable oils are hydrogenated. Food producers often use hydrogenation to harden vegetable oils for use in products such as margarine.
A high intake of trans fats is associated with various chronic diseases, such as abdominal obesity, inflammation and heart disease, to a name a few.
We HIGHLY recommend you avoid trans fats!
Trans fats form in chemically processed oils and are linked to all sorts of chronic diseases. You should avoid them like the plague.