Battle of the Diets?

One thing that occurred to me today is that here at Hive Health Media, we’ve had authors express a number of diverse and divergent opinions while extolling the virtues of various diets.  For our readers, this mix of opinions can potentially lead to some confusion.  After all, it’s hard enough to keep up with various trends in nutrition let alone make a decision as to which diet is best for you.

To start off with, we’ve had guest authors express opinions about the Paleo, Gluten-free, Protein, Vegan, Vegetarian, Raw Food, and Detox diets.  Obviously, keeping up with this information and perhaps even navigating our site to find these articles might not be an easy task.

In terms of making your own decision about which diet is best for you, I would encourage you to read about various diet options while exercising your own critical thinking abilities.  Before making a potential shift to a new and unconventional diet, you’ll also want to discuss options with your health care professionals (your physician, dietitian,  as examples).

With all of this being said, let’s take a look back at the guest articles posted here offering information and opinion about various diets.

The Dukan Diet

The Raw Food Diet

The Gluten-Free Diet

Detox Cleansing Diets

The Vegan Diet

The Vegetarian Diet

The Paleo Diet

The Protein Diet

The Twinkie Diet / Junk Food Diet

The HCG Diet

[box type=”note”]Which of these diet fads have you tried and why?[/box]

10 thoughts on “Battle of the Diets?

  • December 22, 2010 at 11:00 am

    Hey Jarret, this is a perfect example of how there are a thousand different diets out there that work. The trick is that each of us has to figure out which one works best for us.

  • December 19, 2010 at 11:47 pm

    I’m certain it took a while to gather all those links. But I definitely appreciate it as it makes it so easy to compare all the choices. They all have value & merit – for the right person at the right time. As my grad professors said ALL the time in response to almost every question, “It depends.” That advice holds for anyone trying to choose a healthy eating plan. I’m a vegetarian as that works for me. But that would not be a viable option necessarily for my 16-year wrestling son. So…it depends. Thanks

  • December 19, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    Well done Jarret for reminding us of the range of diet choices available (and by the word diet, I mean ‘life style’ rather than ‘going on a diet’ which is primarily about deprivation). Your time investment will I’m sure be appreciated by many fellow health seekers 

    Of course we live in such diverse times, cultures and environments, compounded by multifaceted health conditions that it stands to reason, one diet won’t suit all!

    I’m a life long veggie. Now, a living foods practitioner, I feel intuitively that this is the right diet for me. My proof is both physical and mental. Cravings have relinquished their hold on my moods, plus, I’ve achieved and maintained my ideal body weight for years.

    So that’s great, the living foods diet works for me. However, I accept it won’t necessarily work for everyone. Nevertheless, I’m still highly motivated to prompt fellow health seekers into searching for a better diet than the typical standard western one they are currently consuming!

    I believe, if we could just raise more peoples awareness of the fact that they have these dietary choices, then maybe the food (and pharmaceutical industries), would loose the strangle hold they have on our populations deteriorating health. As I’m always saying, there is no profit in health, but there are big bucks to be made from disease and that includes obesity!

    Therefore, we all have a responsibility to encourage each other to do better. That means stop mindlessly filling supermarket trolleys (and there after our bodies) with refined and fortified foods (translation – adulterated non food items that includes everything that needs a label to explain what the hell it is).

    Only when people wake up from their food, drink and drug induced trance will they realise that what they are ingesting is at the root of their lack of zest for living, their niggling aliments or full blown diseases. Maybe when people realise that, then they’ll be willing to get educated and empowered enough to take back responsibility for their own health. We have to challenge the ‘norm’ because lets face it, in a society where health is commonly defined as the ‘absence of disease’ the futures not looking too bright if we don’t!

    • December 18, 2010 at 11:35 am

      Hey Jon, I debated about including EET, but didn’t add it to this list because EET is more of a combined diet and fitness plan than a typical diet in the strictest sense.

      • December 18, 2010 at 7:20 pm

        Yeah, I think that’s perfectly fair.

        EET is, after all, a “Fitness Plan”, and not a strict dietary regimen, like the rest of the ones included here are.

        Part of EET is also transitioning members from the term “diet” to “lifestyle”, as it contains more than just guidelines on consuming food.

  • December 18, 2010 at 11:05 am

    nice summary of diet posts found at HHM. Good work J!

    • December 18, 2010 at 11:37 am

      Hey Mac, thanks it’s actually fairly time consuming digging up links to all these posts, but I thought that it would be worthwhile.


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