Eat more fat. Stay away from carbs. Don’t eat this; don’t eat that.
You should practice intermittent fasting. You should eat six meals a day evenly spaced out every two to three hours. Don’t eat carbohydrates after 6 p.m. You should follow the Paleo diet. Actually, you should avoid meat.
As a fitness professional, I can easily admit that this industry has become confusing to those who want to start living a healthier life. Google "weight loss" and you’ll be bombarded with millions of results—often with contradictory opinions. We live in an age of easily accessible information, yet obesity rates and various health issues are steadily rising. It’s clearly not an issue of lack of information that’s failing people; the problem is that we've added much more complexity and confusion to healthy eating.
As someone who has tried and fallen victim to many types of fad diets, I’ve learned that all diets can work—as long as they fit into your desired lifestyle. Most people associate complexity with benefits. Don’t fall into this trap. Complexity in health and fitness merely increases someone’s chances of quitting once things get difficult or require too much willpower.
When you’re just starting a journey toward health or trying to regain your footing, you need to answer these three questions before finding your perfect diet: