Originally posted on  http://blog.amplemeal.com/2017/10/no-perfect-diet/.

As life keeps getting busier, more than ever, we need a simple solution for health. Health gurus claim to have the secret to perfect health—the one diet to rule them all. Most food companies are happy to indulge us with health claims, while the FDA guidelines themselves seem to indicate that we’ve got it all figured out.

But over years of studying nutrition, I’ve realized that the more we know, the clearer it becomes that we’re just beginning to understand how food works in the body.

No surprise, then, that nutrition can be confusing. It’s tough to know where to turn for good advice, and implementing it is even harder.

My own pursuit of optimal diet has been a bit of a roller coaster. I’m a bio nerd. I was a fitness and nutrition coach. Now, I’ve made a food company based on what I’ve learned about nutrition over the last couple years. I’ve ended up with a perspective I’d like to share here, in the hopes that you find it useful on your own journey to health.

Here are six major takeaways I’ve found while looking for the perfect diet for myself and others:

  1. Science is your ally on the road to health
  2. Community leads to lasting change
  3. Dogma is destructive
  4. Owning your health can save your life
  5. There is no one-size-fits-all to nutrition
  6. Be practical, not perfect

1) Science Is Your Ally On The Road To Health<
My interest in health started in high school. Like many males my age, health wasn’t about feeling good or living well. It was about kicking butt in sports, and impressing girls (which, of course, were two sides of the same coin). I was scrawny, as you can see…

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