Michael Allen Smith of Critical MAS has an interesting idea: approach “nutrition from the mindset of an investor.”
Nutritional gurus love to wrap themselves in their PubMed blankets and dish out narratives that they believe work for everyone, but a simple observation shows that isn’t working. The fact that some succeed on any plan is not proof that it works for everyone. There are are too many failures.
How does one succeed in nutrition when nobody seems to agree on anything? How can one get the benefits that arrive in the early stages of a diet without staying too long and compromising their health? What has worked well for me is thinking about nutrition like an investor thinks about investment opportunities.
There are lots of interesting concepts there (like “stop loss nutrition”), but the one that resonates with me right now is hedging. For example, if you’re trying to decide between fructose and glucose as a better sugar, you could choose one or the other, limit both or, you could hedge and consume both “evenly.”
Hmmm. So maybe if you like paleo but don’t want to give up grains? Maybe you hedge and do part paleo, part Weston Price. Like meat, but want to cut calories? Do part paleo, part vegan.
Crazy? Or crazy like a fox?