Nutrition Is Not One Size Fits All

Nutrition Is Not One Size Fits All

Earlier this year we decided to go Paleo. Brandon had had great luck in the past with a Keto diet (the two are very similar), so I thought why not? If this helps him, I’m all for it. 


We continued with the Paleo way for a couple months. (If you’re not familiar with Paleo, think caveman and you’re on the right track!) Brandon lost 20 lbs. I, however, found 10 of those. 


*Let me say here, that I’ve never been one to gain easily or quickly. So this was odd for me. 


I started thinking back to what had worked for me in the past. I’ve always leaned heavily toward fish or chicken when it comes to animal protein. I’m happy to eat rice and other grains and even went vegetarian for a while a few years ago (I felt amazing by the way). 


This all got me wondering. There are so many diets and ways of eating out there for a reason. There's a reason one way works great for one person and does the complete opposite to someone else. I got curious. What makes us respond to different ways of eating so differently?

I remembered seeing something about the Blood Type diet years ago. So I decided to do a little research. Turns out, it’s super accurate for us. He’s type O and does best on a heavy protein diet with little to no grains and legumes. I am type A and do best on a largely plant based type diet. It's all quite interesting and I'm enjoying experimenting with this theory.


It makes sense, though. We’re all so unique in how our bodies respond to everything. Illness, temperature, different workouts, foods. Y’all, we are not all made the same. So why would one way of eating work for all of us. 


So I’m curious. What diets have you tried? What’s worked and what hasn’t?


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