When we report on what works for us on a day-to-day basis, the results can sometimes confuse us more than they illuminate. Sometimes one thing works, and sometimes another. The subject is IMMENSELY complicated, which is why statements that SIMPLE CICO are valid tend to make me start ranting. I believe that once one gets past the basics of what the various SUBCATEGORIES of macronutrients do in the body, we can draw up guidelines that can be pretty well relied on.
- an excess of any sugar is toxic -- including glucose from starches if you're not burning it off;
- balance and limitation of the essential fatty acids promote bodily AND mental health;
- naturally-occurring saturated fats have been wrongly demonized and are crucial for us;
- protein is centrally important, and optimizing YOUR body's wants and needs should be a priority;
- eat real food and avoid snacking -- food is fuel and building-blocks, not entertainment;
- we should get enough exercise to encourage mitochondrial health, but too much can be worse than too little.