Some Basic Advice
Who To Trust On Better nutrition
You cannot be a prepper if you are fat.
I repeat: You cannot be a prepper if you are fat.
I know, you may know some people that think they are preppers and they are horribly overweight or out of shape. I’ve seen them too. They’re idiots.
You expect to survive a civilization-crushing event when you can’t run a mile? No. You’ll be one of the first gone.Prepping and Survivalism for Less Insane People
There’s a secret in the nutrition industry: everyone is trying to sell you something. Constantly.
Yes, even the “doctors” that rant and rave about… well, just about every diet imaginable.
A 2016 study assessed the basic nutritional knowledge of fourth-year med school graduates entering residency and found that the incoming interns answered only 52 percent of the 18 questions correctly.
Most doctors are lucky if they get 20 hours of nutrition training over their entire med school training and residency.
Which means if you’ve done some of your own nutrition research over the course of your life, you may outmatch many doctors. Hell, some doctors have even complained about their lack of nutrition literacy.
Which in turn is kind of hilarious considering they’re the “experts” on health. Don’t the medical schools realize how much your diet plays in your overall health?
We, as a society, are not in it for the preventative care. Modern medicine is in it for the profit. They don’t care. Bandaid everything.
So if you can’t trust doctors, how can you trust me? I’m sure as sh*t not a doctor.
First off, I won’t be selling or linking anything like every other diet guru. Just giving some general opinions I’ve learned testing a few different diets out.
Secondly, my “individualist” approach is much more reasonable than the normal fad diet approach. It’s not a catch all.
My Diet Strategy: Individualize
The problem with most of the “fad” or bandwagon diets are that they are not individualized.
Diets like keto, carnivore, whole foods, FODMAP, and even paleo (yeah, does anybody remember the paleo fad?).
Some of these diets will be fantastic for certain people. That exact same diet strategy could be horrible for someone else.
Even the time in your life could play an impact: a diet good for you when your 18 may not be the same as when you’re 50.
So how do you figure out what works for you?
Easy: try a bunch out. It’s not imperative you strictly follow one diet plan now and forever.
I started with keto when I first joined the nutrition bandwagon a long time ago. Then, I realized my body really likes carbs and happens to respond well to them. So I switched to the mediterranean diet.
It was 50 times better for me within a couple weeks than keto ever was. That’s when I figured it out: what works for someone else is not going to work exactly the same for you.
Thus, the only real way to figure it out is to try a few varying types of diets. Figure out what your individual body at this individual point in time responds well too.
Then, stick with it until it needs a change.
Or you could just try to eat relatively healthy (veggies, fruits, lean meats) and the rest will fall into place. It’s not even imperative that you follow some specific type of diet.
It is just important that you supplement healthy foods over the unhealthy ones.
Oh, and don’t buy into the other bullsh*t diets that will come and go just like all the others have.
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