There is so much confusion info out there on the internet regarding the best eating plans… Low carb, Keto, Paleo, Anti-inflammatory, Low Lectins, etc. It will leave your head spinning sometimes and not knowing which direction to go. Bottom line, don’t overcomplicate it and make sure it is sustainable.
I’m not a fan of extreme diets and here’s why. Everyone is genetically unique and the way your body burns fuel is different from someone who is built just like you with the exact same diagnosis or health issues. What works for one person may not work for you. Ever do a meal plan with a friend and she lost 10 lbs and you lost 2?? There is a reason for that (well, lots of reasons actually). So, let’s look at the problems with different extreme diet plans:
So, how do you know which meal plans are best for you? The easiest and best way is by working directly with a skilled functional medicine provider. By testing your genetics, food sensitivity testing (IgG/IgE), stool analysis, as well as an organic acids test to identify macronutrient and micronutrients, detoxification, methylation, etc., they are able to craft an eating plan that is personalized precisely for you! Interested in learning more about our 16 Week “Overcome Autoimmunity ~ Regain Your Health” Functional Medicine Program, check out this Interview.
If this isn’t an option for you, then follow these simple tips:
Hope you find these tips helpful in your health journey!
Dr. Lesley Allen
Functional Medicine Physiotherapist &
Professional Yoga Therapist
Posted in Functional Medicine
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