Five Game-Changing Tips to Design a Customized Diet to Thrive

Why customizing our diet matters and what we can do about it

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The Importance of a Customized Diet for Health

Finding an ideal diet and choosing it is not a trivial task. There are so many eating regimes and protocols. The web is full of confusing diet advice. Most of the content is biased as they are used to promote products, services, ideologies, and other reasons.

Even the established diets in nutrition literature can be confusing. Thus, it took me over a decade to find my ultimate diet through several trials and errors. Methodical experimentation is essential to find the optimal diet. If you see diet as a political or ethical matter, please don’t waste your valuable time reading this article because my focus is on health, fitness, and well-being.

I highlighted the importance of a customized diet in several health-related articles before. My idea of designing a personalized diet resonated well with my regular readers. Some readers of my health articles ask for tips to create a customized diet. Honoring their request, I provide five principle-based tips that can speed up decision-making for creating a personalized diet in this article.

Please note that I don’t recommend any specific diet as diet is an individual matter. I customized mine based on my requirements. I have yet to witness a universal diet meeting requirements of everyone. With humans’ current knowledge and capability, it does not look possible at this stage. Perhaps, such a universal diet can be possible in the next century. However, I am not holding my breath as nutrition science is exceptionally complex with a myriad of variables.

Based on our current knowledge, some people thrive in plant-based diets, and some do in animal-based diets. It is entirely a personal matter and choice. In my opinion, diet is not a political and ethical matter. It is a health and well-being requirement for a satisfying life.

Blue-zone studies investigating the lives of centenarians indicate that both plant-based and animal-based diets enable some people to live over a century. Leveraging this knowledge, I firmly believe that we need a customized diet matching our profile, environment, and goals.

Thank you for reading my perspectives. I wish you a healthy and happy life.

Please note that this story is not health advice. I shared my perspectives and experience for information purposes only. If you have related health conditions, please consult your healthcare professionals.

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About the Author

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