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It's unclear to me what in the post you take issue with.

I make three (3) points in this article:

  1. If you eat more calories than you burn, your body will store the excess as fat weight.

  2. If you want to lose excess fat weight, eat fewer calories than you burn.

  3. Some foods, like French fries, potato chips, and cola, contribute much more to excessive fat weight than other.

Which of these three do you believe I'm "too smart to believe"?

based on official nutritional science ( it is mostly a scam)

Again, not sure what in my post you're referring to here.

the diet of a hunter will accomplish this goal easier

I am specifically not talking about specific diets in this article. There are a million of these:

  • The Atkins Diet
  • The Paleo Diet
  • The Keto Diet
  • Vegetarianism
  • Veganism

... and so on and so forth. I have friends who are paleo dieters and friends who are vegetarians. All are healthy. None of these diets work for me personally so I am not going to recommend them. Your hunter diet does not work for me personally -- so I am not going to recommend it.

However, if you have a diet you like, that you can follow, and you enjoy, that's excellent; follow it.

This post is not about proselytizing a specific diet fat / meal pattern / feeding timing / etc. These are, invariably, things that work for some people, and do not work for some other people.

Reducing your portion size and eliminating bad foods work for everyone. Every diet plan incorporates these two elements. I guarantee your hunter diet includes smaller (and probably higher satiety) portions and a bunch of foods you've eliminated and do not eat. Other diets that are equally healthy/successful for other people incorporate these same tactics too.

These are two very simple things anyone can do, as a part of a larger overall diet or without the framework of a diet, and easily lose weight, get trim, and look/feel good (as well as be a lot healthier).

I'll add, on this:

Bassicaly a ketogenic diet may be the best, babies are born in ketosis...

Keto at least on the surface appears to be a great way to lose weight in a hurry. Eric's article from 2013 goes into detail on ketosis, and I've heard from several guys over the years who said after reading that article they got on keto and lost a great deal of weight.

However, it's an extreme diet; it is not a normal way for people to eat. If you do it too long it's patently unhealthy for your body (i.e.: ever spend five months in keto?). Ketogenisis messes with your body chemistry, which opens up a lot of potential for harm, even with things as seemingly harmless as taking a cheat day (which is extremely bad for your blood vessels/heart if you're on keto).

My focus in this article was on simple things people can do, that do not require extreme dieting, and do not have the same potential for messing up body chemistry or injuring the body if done improperly / in an undisciplined way.

With things like keto, the diet hits the scene and becomes a major fad and suddenly everyone is doing it. You get claims like "babies do it" or "this is how people ate 40,000 years ago" and whatnot to lend legitimacy to it. They claimed that about low fat diets, they claimed it about low carb diets, they claimed it about vegetarianism, they claimed it about keto, now they claim it about paleo (which if I'm not mistaken is trendier than keto these days). Was anyone following any of these diets in 1950? Or 1850? Not really. Will anyone be following them in 2050? I don't know. Probably not. There will be other, trendier diets to follow then. And all the diets popular now will be considered to have been long since 'debunked' (even though they all work just as well as whatever will be popular 30 years from now).

The primary benefit of fad diets seems to be that they motivate people who might not otherwise do anything to lose weight to cut their portion sizes and eliminate bad foods (although sometimes also many good foods as well), which helps them to lose weight.

If there is a 'one right way' to diet, I haven't seen that yet. You can find books and videos to support any fad diet you want -- be that keto, paleo, veganism, the medieval diet (another 'old-is-new' diet that hasn't quite hit the heights of the others yet, but it's got the sort of claims you see before a fad diet takes off: that medieval peasants were healthier than moderns due to their healthier diet. This might well be the next big diet in another 3-5 years). These books and videos may make you feel like you are more informed than people who don't follow your diet. However, all the adherents of other fad diets are equally certain they are following the correct diet, and you are the one who's uninformed.

The fact is, when it comes to diet, there is more than one way to cook the broth.

Rather than proselytize your favorite, you may find keeping an open mind serves you best of all.

Chase