I was recently talking with some friends about my paleo diet. I guess I was paleovangelizing a bit; I tend to do a lot of that these days. One of my friends said, "Well I think diet is personal. To each his own you, know? Do what works for you."
This got me thinking. Is the paleo diet for everyone? I think of my close friends who have taken on paleo eating along with us. We all have very different activity levels and body compositions and yet we all find things we love about this lifestyle.
How do you find out the right diet for you? There are so many diets out there and miracle drugs. My parents are dealing with this right now. My Dad was recently diagnosed as pre-diabetic. So my Mom has begun reading a lot about nutrition to try to get him on the right track. She was telling me one book will claim low-carb high-fat diet, another a high-carb low-fat diet, etc. They are all seemingly contradictory.
I have to believe, truly, that primal eating works for EVERYone. I really believe that. I think there are some things that may not work for you specifically- for example my husband is allergic to walnuts so, naturally, he doesn't eat them. That type of personal diet choice seems different to me than the South Beach Diet works for me or Weight Watchers doesn't work for me.
I have to believe none of those will work for you in the long run- YOU aren't designed for them to. Eating the way your ancestors have for 2 million years, how could you possibly think it wouldn't work? It definitely won't harm you.
What are your thoughts- is the paleo diet for everyone?