So i know "diet" isn't the best word, but I can't think of anything better.
Anyways, which "diet" would is best in your opinion; Vegetarian, Vegan, Paleo, Raw, or anything else you can think of?
I'd prefer more than a few word answer, like explain why you think one is better than the other.
Please keep in mind that I'm sixteen, about to go to college, and live right outside of a big city so anything like growing my own food or buying organic will be very hard for me.
Thanks for the insight! ^-^
A Mediterranean ”diet” seems like the healthiest and most do able long term. I'm trying to make the transition to Mediterranean myself, and I don't ever feel like I'm depriving myself. There is a good bit of research into the health benefits, which is the main reason I'm trying to make it a life style change. Its a lot of veggies, fruits, whole grains, legumes, nuts, and lean meats like fish. Limiting dairy and processed foods is also a big part of it, but I love my dairy! That's the only part I don't really stick to.
I just want to say that it really annoys me that the word diet has become synonymous to losing weight. To me diet means way of eating.
With that said, I strongly believe in eating food that's made from scratch. Organically grown and all that's great (there are studies showing that organically grown vegetables contain more nutrients) but the important part is good, wholesome ingredients. Food that comes from nature and not from a factory, and that's free from additives.
I've had some success just following the rule, if it comes in a box don't eat it. You're right, crash diets don't work. If you're going to make a sincere lifestyle change you are more likely to have success if you take baby steps and move gradually towards your goal. The more you make drastic changes the more you shock your system and the more likely you are to revert to your old ways. Whatever healthy eating style you go with, whatever you do, don't even try to do it perfectly overnight.
Just want to say, I'm not trying to lose weight or have a 'quick fix', I'm almost underweight as is. I'm doing this to gain weight. I used the term diet for lack of a better word.
But thank you for your opinions still. I just wanted to make my intentions clearer.
By minimal fruit intake I believe at the most two fruits a day?
Cause fruits provide essential nutrients for our body e.g. citrus fruits give vitamin C. About the high sugar content......fruits have simple sugars which are easy to digest and with proper workout will be neutralised. I believe fruits play an I,portant role in our diet and we shouldn't really avoid them.