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    Genuine question - What IS a balanced diet?

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    Asked someone this earlier as frankly, I have no idea what it means. After calling me a smartass, I'm still waiting for him to explain.
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    It means different things for different people. I would say not eating just the one food group and getting all the nutrition you need to function properly.
    Balanced diet - plants and meat
    Unbalanced diet - All plants or all meat.

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    In the olden days, when I used to ride my dinosaur to school, it meant three squares per day. And that usually meant an animal product, a veggie, and a "starch." (Starch = carbs).

    And that almost would have worked except we don't move as much as we used to. More importantly, our food sources have largely been corrupted. And in our "bigger is better" world, we've supersized and buffet'ed (don''t you hate when people turn a noun into a verb?) our way to a world of unhealth and illness.

    The old balanced meal approach could certainly work with primal. Veggie omelette with a little potato, lunch (bigass) salad with animal product on top, hunk o' animal, some greens, and a sweet potato or cauliflower for supper.

    Unfortunately, by the time the population's health was so bad that obesity was an epidemic, balance usually meant a big mac in one hand and a sugar soda in the other.

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    Balanced diet is one that puts money in equal proportions into the pockets of the meat, dairy, corn, wheat and soy lobbies.
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    It's how people refer to their own diets while pompously tearing down the diets of others. It doesn't really mean anything.

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    to me, a balanced diet is whatever proportion of nutrients that helps you experience optimal health. I track everything i eat in cronometer to make sure I get enough vitamins and minerals. I just looked at my macronutrients... for the last three months, I've been averaging about 38.7% fat, 31.7% protein, and 29.6% carbs. So oddly enough, a balanced diet for me is pretty close to evenly balanced macronutrients.

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    It means you can hold your plate with one hand without dropping any food.

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    It's a variation on the logical fallacy Argument to moderation and a floating abstraction.

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