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To Diet or to Anti-Diet THE ULTIMATE GUIDE

This article is full of juicy tips so you stop wasting time and finally get the energy and health you seek. It is not a cheap, quick weight loss guide. Read this if you want the TRUTH about the weight loss industry and to learn what ACTUALLY WORKS.

Before any lifestyle change, please work with your healthcare providers.

Comparing different methods

Everyone knows what a diet is, but only some know how it can be used other than temporarily losing weight. Diets can be used to gain weight, to bulk for bodybuilding, to improve a health factor like lowering cholesterol, and to improve your cardiovascular system; diets can be used in many ways.

When it comes to losing weight, no one diet or “lifestyle” change keeps the weight off All people who go on a weight loss diet will gain that weight back in the span of 5 years. Folks naturally gain weight as they age as well. But don't despair there are scientifically and culturally found ways that do actually help in health, fat-loss and longevity.

For health, there are a lot of disagreements from scientists, anthropologists, and nonprofessional opinions like fashion and health magazines about how to be be healthy. Health and how it looks is not just biological but also cultural. Therefore, no one-size-fits-all approach to diet for health exists.

The aspects of diets that most nutritional scientists globally can agree on are the following.

  • Eat as much fresh produce as possible, more vegetables than fruit

  • Balance your macros with 70% carbohydrates, 30 proteins, 20% fats or 60% carbohydrates, 20 proteins, 20 fats or 65% carbohydrates, 25% proteins, 35% fats

  • Ratios of high fat or protein are not sustainable in the long term and often lead to health problems.

  • When done right, Keto diets can lead to fat loss, but in a long time, can cause significant health problems like scurvy, heart issues, and more.

  • Eat locally grown and hunted foods

  • Eat Pre and probiotic foods such as fermented foods like

  • Kiefer, sauerkraut, natto or kimchi

  • Pay attention to food mixing, such as avoiding eating fruit and nuts together

  • The mood you're in when you eat food affects your digestion

  • Feeling happiness or a sense of community and connection when eating is

  • correlated with more significant health outcomes

  • Restrictive diets can lead to disordered eating

  • Eating under 1200 calories a day can lead to unhealthy outcomes for adults

  • Pay attention to the quality and amount of water that you drink a day

  • § Make sure your water intake has salt and minerals for better absorption

Read until the end to learn about new cutting edge research on even better tips for not just health but weight loss.

Now I could add a whole lot more to this list but that is not the only goal of this blog post.

I have tried countless diets and anti diets, and none by themselves worked for health or fat loss. What does work is learning from each approach and adapting it to work with our needs.

Lets talk about Anti Diet Culture First

Anti-Diet Culture is a byproduct of the Fat acceptance or Body Acceptance Movement.

The movement started to address fatphobia and the real economic and social consequences larger bodies people feel, specially in countries like the United States and Asian countries like South Korea and Japan.

The current wave of the movement also addresses the gender, race, and ethnic prejudices larger-bodied people experience; which is well explained in the book: Reclaiming Body Trust. That witness is to be thin. Those curves are appropriated and glued onto a stick white, figured person. Beauty has always been connected to who is in power.

The Beauty industry will tell a population of naturally curly-haired people to straighten their hair because now EVERYONE has to BUY a straightener. It's all about how we can make the most people feel insecure about their natural looks to trick them into buying shit they don't need.

Your body will never be good enough, because if it was, them billions of dollars wouldn’t be able to be made off of our self loathing and hatred.

True beauty SHOULD be about expressing yourself and decorating yourself however you choose, not because a person feels they HAVE to, to be accepted.

Thus, body acceptance is radical! It's anti-white supremacy and anti-capitalistic.

So, what lifestyle changes impact your health and waistline?

1. Flattening your GLUCOSE curve

2. Using Intermittent Fasting

3. Using the MATADOR Method

4. Living Your life like those who live in Blue Zones

Glucose? I thought that only mattered if you had diabetes? Nope! Everyone should pay attention to their glucose and if they are spiking multiple times a day. Which turns out most people do!

Besides wearing a glucose monitor, how do you know you might need to watch your glucose levels? Pay attention to the following

  1. Does your energy dip throughout the day?

  2. Do you get hangry often

  3. Do you have skin issues

  4. Aging earlier than expected, like more wrinkles

  5. You have intense sugar cravings

  6. Your mood is unstable

When you flatten your glucose curve, your mood improves, multiple health issues have been linked to improvement, and it gives your body a chance to actually use up your own fat reserves.

I was sick and tired of counting calories. So I tried the Glucose Goddess method, and I will never go back.

I have a more stable mood,

reduced my ADHD medication,

Within a month, went down 1 pant size

Intermittent Fasting

There is a ton of researched and many folks have covered IF. So I will only go over the basics.

  1. To do IF, you don't need to count calories or weight your food.

  2. Eat what you want in an allotted time frame.

  • Easiest or beginner method: Fast for 12 hours. Stop eating 3 hours before going to sleep, and eat breakfast as usual or wait an extra 1-3 hours after waking to eat.

  • The 16/8 method: wait to eat until around lunch time, restricting your daily eating period to 8 hours, for example 12-8 p.m.

  • Eat-Stop-Eat: Fasting for 24 hours, once or twice a week

  • The 5:2 diet: With this method, you consume only 500–600 calories on two nonconsecutive days of the week, but eat normally the other 5 days. This method is the most difficult and may be unsuitable for folks with chronic or complex health needs, always discuss with a doctor before starting Intermittent fasting.

3. IF is more effective for Men than Womxn

On the Chronic Fatigue Reddit a user who found IF helpful for their health and energy recommended reading the book: Fast. Feast. Repeat by Gin Stephens


No it's not about bull fighters. This study compared two groups of adults trying to louse weight. One did continues weight loss where the other group did calorie deficit for 2-3 weeks at a time then went back to their militance calories for 1-2 weeks stabilizing their metabolism. The group who did this on off method not only LOST MORE WEIGHT, but they kept it off much longer.

The Blue Zones

Blue Zones are places where most humans in an area are older than a hundred years old. In many of these zones, these centenarians also have good physical and cognitive health.

I recommend watching the Netflix's series with the researcher Dan Buettner, about what makes these folks live longer, healthier and happier lives.

To not give it all away, here are some of the tips Dan found

  1. Eating mostly whole foods and plant-based

  2. Living in a close nit community

  3. Daily exercise

  4. Reduced Stress

  5. Strong spiritual or religious ties

In Conclusion

  • Eating healthy and being beautiful are not the same thing.

  • Beauty has nothing to do with health but society's expectations

  • Excess fat gain is usually because of stress, disease, socioeconomic status, environmental and social instability, or being marginalized without proper support.

  • You can be fat and healthy

  • You can be skinny and sick

  • What matters most is, do YOU feel good? Can you do the activities you want? Is your lifestyle preventing joy, community, and connection?

  • I hope my article help shed some light on the misleading and lie filled world of diet culture.

If you want help navigating this messy world of health and fitness, feel free to message me.

Love, light and Badassery

Misted Forest

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