David Katz is the Founding Director of the Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center and an expert on health and nutrition. First, notice that Katz didn’t say “going on a diet” is the most important thing you can do for your health. He also didn’t say “dieting to lose weight” is the most important thing you can do for your health. In this case, “diet” means literally “what you eat.”
But which “diet” is best for your health? We know that certain ways of eating have been linked over and over to health issues. This was confirmed in a recent article on the Global Burden of Disease study, it was reported that: Inadequate intake of fruits and vegetables, beans and lentils, whole grains, and excessive intake of processed meat and processed food overall was the leading cause of chronic disease and early death in modern countries around the world.
It’s a fact that there is no ONE diet that works for everyBODY. Despite the research that proves this fact, many people continue to look for a “perfect diet” (diet to go on) and cycle from one fad diet to the next, hoping that they will find a quick fix or a solution to their food and body image issues. But the truth is there is no one diet that fits all people. Such is the case with a current fad: the intermittent fasting diet.
Excerpted from Psychology Today