In the past, I’ve read Body Code, which discuses how present day humans haven’t evolved much from our ancestors and therefore knowing our past or body type, we should eat and train accordingly. Can anyone recommend other books you’ve found useful that deal with training and eating for your body type? I’d like to learn more about it and start to incorporate it more with my finicky client bodies.
The trend of eating like people did 2000 years (or more) ago is a little simplistic. Food was very hard to gather back then for most people. And life expectancy was pretty short. The answer to eating has been pretty well established by modern science. While the paleo diet tells us meat is the answer, most paleontologists will tell you that ancient man/woman pretty much ate anything edible that they got their hands on. The data supporting a veggie based diet is pretty much undeniable, unless you work in the meat industry. My most successful lifestyle change clients manage to live by this simple rule. They can eat as much fruit and veggies as they want, but only two servings or less of meat on any day. And no add ons for the fruit and veggies like salad dressing/mayo. Dieting is out dated. Lifestyle adjustment is the long view. And occasional junk food splurges are not a problem if controlled and limitied to “occasional”. As in “what’s the occasion?”, holidays, birthdays, big events (weddings, anniversaries, etc.).