Posted: 24/04/2014 at 20:23
I think we need to move away from a "one size fits all" approach to diet. Some people can eat lots of refined carbs and be healthy, whereas others will tend to put on weight when on a high carb diet. Personally, I carry a few too many extra pounds at the moment but have found that when I cut out refined carbs like bread, pasta, sugar, I have started to lose weight. I've never stuck to this religiously though so have tended to put weight on again. I'm trying a more paleo approach right now, although I'm not completely cutting out dairy as I don't think milk and yoghurt have an adverse affect on me (butter and cheese are a different matter so I will be cutting these out). Just eating less has never, ever worked for me, I find it almost impossible to stick to. I'm one to avoid fad diets like the plague but, having done a fair bit of reading on paleo, I think there may actually be something to it. Certainly enough to give it a try for a month anyway.
I really don't see how, at the very least, cutting out processed crap can be a bad thing. I'll report back here with how I get on.