Do you need a personalized nutrition plan to lose weight? Do you need your DNA, microbiome and blood sugar responses analyzed and a computer algorithm to tell you what to eat?
That’s what some people are believing, after a kind-of-interesting new study:
However, while personalized diets may be of some use they are not necessary to maintain a perfect weight. We know that for certain. Why?
Before the modern food environment there was no obesity epidemic. People did not have computer-assisted personalized diets and still they had no obesity epidemic.
And look at any species of wild animal eating real food. They maintain their weight just fine without even knowing what DNA is.
There are definitely genetic differences between people. Some have an easier time gaining weight than others. Some have to watch what they eat more carefully. But there’s no strict need for personalized nutrition.
Just make sure to eat what the human species evolved to eat. This does not include any added sugar, finely ground flour or processed junk food. None. And it most certainly did not involve preparing meals every three hours.
No living thing in its normal environment has ever needed a computer algorithm to tell it what to eat.