I agree - there's a balance to be struck, and that balance is prob different for everyone.
Originally Posted by ombat
I think, for me, quitting everything is not balanced either - it's more like a reaction. I think this is about identifying what is /isn't helpful, and taking / leaving those things. THe calorie counting is not helpful, the journalling and educating myself is. If I hadn't started this journal I never would have realised the thyroid symptoms, and I wouldnt have figured out the sleep thing. There are definite benefits, but yeah, losing sight of the balance is the danger...
In what way do you think you're losing health over it?
"I think the basic anti-aging diet is also the best diet for prevention and treatment of diabetes, scleroderma, and the various "connective tissue diseases." This would emphasize high protein, low unsaturated fats, low iron, and high antioxidant consumption, with a moderate or low starch consumption.
In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."
- Ray Peat