A diet, in the general sense of the word, can encompass many different meanings to every individual. For the off-season bodybuilder, it means truckloads of food, lots of protein and the occasional trip to the all-you-can-eat buffet. To the Paleo-obsessed, it means no processed carbohydrates, HFCS, and whatever else they feel like including or excluding depending on how they feel about their ancestors’ diet. To the figure athlete getting ready for a show, the word depicts 16 weeks of starvation and lots of boring food choices.
Dieting, to most of us, means a strict or controlled period of time where we eat less and move more in hopes of torching our body fat into oblivion. [Read more…]