I must confess... (It is probably my most important post to date!)




When it comes to the new health and fitness trends, especially those who promise better health and performance, I am guilty of jumping feet first, going all in.

I am like a sponge, soaking up and absorbing the firsthand experience. In the same time, I tend to write far-reaching statements, from which the only couple stood the test of time.

One of the best examples was going vegan. I did it as a trial, and then I've decided, as always, to go all in. I've even promised myself and to the rest of the world that I would never touch the meat again.

It felt good, I was obviously a better person; saving animals, saving the planet, leaving a small footprint.
But then, the animal products started to creep back into my diet. Slowly and almost unnoticed. It was eggs, to begin with, then the seafood, then the fish and then there was a grand finale, I have ordered a lamb shank at the local joint.

My vegan side (yes, there is still one; love and peace and flowers) would like to say that I was forced, that I didn't enjoy it, that I felt bad eating a dead animal.

But it would not be true.
Veganism was a biggie. But my trial and error learning experiment didn't stop there.

Over last couple of years I also did try:

  • Fasting
  • Intermittent fasting
  • Limited fat diet
  • Limited carbs diet
  • Veganism
  • Vegetarianism
  • Paleo
  • Gluten Free diet
  • Digestive Enzymes
  • Enemas
  • Carb loading
  • Carb backloading
  • Supplements... creatine, HMB, protein shakes, fat burners

In summary, I was on every bandwaggon possible. And I learnt a lot in the process, about myself, about the methods and the application. Some of the findings were obvious, some surprised me. But this is the material for the next article.

For now, let me share with you three the most important lessons I've learnt:

1. There is no one way of doing things. We can reach the same results by taking completely contrary approach. 

For example, I felt as well on the paleo as on the vegan diet.

2. We are all different, and we all need an individualised approach.The fact that someone lost 10kg eating 100 bananas means nothing. Tried if you dare, but there is a big chance you will put on 10kg instead.

3. For 99% of the population, everything (well, almost everything - no junk please! ) in moderation approach is the best options.

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