We all want great health.
But whose advice are we taking?
Often, we jump on the latest diet craze without figuring out if it’s the best thing for us.
Your body works differently than anyone else’s.
And these fad diets can have serious long term effects on your metabolism.
For this 5-Minute Friday, I revisited a conversation I had with Yuri Elkaim where he shared how to find the optimum diet for you.
Yuri is a New York Times bestselling nutrition author, keynote speaker, trusted health and fitness expert, and leading business coach for other health and fitness professionals committed to growing their business and creating more impact in the world. Yuri simplifies the complex world of health and reduces your confusion with clear, actionable, and science-backed advice that cuts through the nonsense.
Yuri suggests finding people who are in your shoes to model your diet after. See what works for people in your same phase of life.
Learn how to reach maximum health in Episode 765.
Lewis: This is 5-Minute Friday!!
Welcome everyone to the podcast very excited about our guest today he’s been here before and he’s coming back again. Now, Yuri is New York Times best-selling author and renown fitness nutrition expert who’s help more than 500,000 people to great health and fitness. At 17 he developed auto-immune system called Alopitia which attack all of the hair in the body, he played professional soccer, he was a head straight conditioning coach for men at the University of Toronto. He’s also a father of 3 boys and his new book is out called ‘The All Day Fat Burning Diet.’
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Yuri: The approach we want to have to in health and diet and exercise find that’s gonna work best for you. I’m not a fan of cross-fit but that’s just for me, other people they’re like going to it and that works for them. So you need to find what’s gonna work best for you and your lifestyle.
Lewis: How do we know how to find that?
Yuri: I think you really have to try. So for instance if you try one approach that has really worked really well for you and assuming it has health benefits for instance. So a lot of people has done atkins, actually this is crazy in 1990’s there’s this huge surge in low carb craze and at one point they said in that decade at any given point 18% of Americans were on a low-carb diet, that’s including the population of kids and teenagers who for the most part don’t die. So that’s the percentage usually probably higher considering adults.
So a low-carb diet will help you lose weight but it has serious long term ramification on your metabolism. The other thing with low-carb diet is that yes you’ll lose weight, but it’s mostly water weight because for every gram of carbohydrate our body is gonna hold 4 grams of water. So you have to be able to distinguish between ‘This result is what I want but is it giving me, is it hurting my health in the process?” So it seems there is sophistication that come into that as well in terms of whether it’s checkups.
Lewis: If people don’t want to do blood test but they want to try something else and see what works or feels right for them, what are some of those steps?
Yuri: It’s tough I mean you want to model people that emulates, for instance you know menopausal women who done well in this specific diet then maybe that’s something you want to consider if you’re a menopausal woman.
For instance the research mostly on [?] has been done on men and what we found and this has been confirmed is that what they’ve seen in their practice is a lot of women who go [?] end up having a tough time and a lot of damage to the hormone because for them they need in some cases higher level of carbohydrates, for instance women are a little more susceptible to thyroid issues. So if we cut out carbohydrates or keep them at very low level then might work for some men but for women maybe not the best idea. So you want to do a research in terms of what has work for other people and is this valid by science or just another gimmick.
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