In comments reportedly made during a press briefing for her new movie, Angelina Jolie discussed her bad experiences with a vegan diet.
“I joke that a big juicy steak is my beauty secret,” said Jolie. “But seriously, I love red meat. I was a vegan for a long time, and it nearly killed me. I found I was not getting enough nutrition.”
This is not an uncommon complaint among former vegans; the limitations of the diet require extra diligence to make sure you get proper nutrients.
Any time you make a comment about vegetarianism/veganism, like actress Angelina Jolie’s recent casual remark, you run the risk of ruffling more than a few feathers.
But her experience was loudly echoed in many of the comments that were posted on the China Study rebuttal.
There’s tremendous controversy about what type of diet is best – and whether or not you should ever eat meat.
What’s the Best Way to Determine YOUR Optimal Diet?
One of the underlying principles of the nutritional typing program is to “Listen to Your Body” and adjust your foods based onhow you feel mentally and physically after consuming them.
Many who claim to have tried nutritional typing and report feeling worse, have clearly missed this most essential point.
If, after a meal, you feel sluggish, tired, nauseous, or depressed, your meal was not ideal. If you are indeed following the nutritional typing program, this will be a giant clue that you need to modify your diet!
You make a great mistake if you simply take the test once and strictly follow the food choices recommended for that type – you must continuously check in with yourself and keep modifying your food choices until you find the right balance of fats, healthy carbs and protein for you.
Nutritional typing is a way to determine what YOUR customized diet is, and it is not even a one-size-fits-all within each nutritional grouping.
If you take nutritional typing seriously, its guidelines will help you modify your food intake until you find the right balance; the optimal ratio of fats, carbs and protein, and the optimal foods within each of those three nutrient groups.
Just be honest with yourself and objectively evaluate your body’s response. Your body is the most awesome instrument to make this important assessment.