One-Size Doesn't Fit All

There is no one-size-fits-all plan. I can’t begin to tell you how often I hear “I tried the XYZ diet because my best friend did it and lost 10lbs”, “I’m fasting because Jimmy Fallon does and he swears by it” or “I want to go on a cleanse because Gwyneth Paltrow did.” The list goes on. 
I’ve put myself on just about every diet out there, and fell victim to so many of the fads. The one I was most entrenched in was the fat free, low fat craze that grabbed me in the early 90s, as I was starting college. I was constantly starving, had frequent hypoglycemic episodes, and felt like crap all the time. Around this time my disordered eating habits were really taking off.
Coincidence? No.
The media and advertisers are very good at what they do. For someone like me with tendencies to want to control things, I found the perfect outlet for them. The only foods I ate were fat free, which means I was living on sugar. That’s it, just sugar, and a little protein because I would eat chicken breasts and tuna since there was basically no fat in them. No wonder I felt like crap.
This is a reason why it’s important to track your diet in a journal. You may not realize how much is missing otherwise. I realized I was eating fat free, but had I written it out and seen the make up of what I was eating, it would have been a wake up call, one I needed sooner than I got.
Back to the problem about these one-size-fits-all plans. It’s been said that 95% of people fail at their diet attempts.
If you resonate with this 95%, what do you think went wrong?
I’ll give you a hint. This is where your individual biochemistry is involved. It can dictate what diet, lifestyle and even supplements work best for your body to help you meet your health and wellness goals, and heal from chronic and complex illnesses.
Think about it, if your biochemistry is different from anyone else’s how can a cookie cutter diet, supplement regimen or cleanse program give you the results you want? It can’t, especially not long-term.
This means you haven’t failed. The truth is that these diet plans fail you because they promote a one-size-fits-all approach that does not account for your biochemical individuality.
In order for you to feel better, you have to consider your unique biochemistry. If you haven’t gotten results from the same plan your best friend or favorite celebrity has, you haven’t failed. The system has failed you because it has neglected your individual needs.
Rather than labeling a diet as keto, paleo, vegan, vegetarian, Atkins, Weston Price, blood type diet, etc. we have to look at your biochemical needs and develop a plan to meet them. This is a customized approach, and it’s how we get results to address your health problems, and optimize your overall health and wellness.
When developing a customized plan, something else to keep in mind is that food isn’t always enough.