I've read them all and they all come to different conclusions about overall health and weight. Oz, Eades, Mercola, Atkins, Campbell, Taubes, Stone, Peat, Sisson, Cordain, Wolf, Schwarzbein, Rosedale, WAPF/Fallon/Enid and all the famous blogs eg. Cheeselave, Livin' La Vida Low Carb, Kressler etc.
I've been vegetarian, vegan, raw vegan, low carb/low fat, low carb/high fat/high protein, low carb/high protein/low fat, gluten-free, low GI, blood type, metabolic type, all different types of hypothyroid diets, IBS diet, Leptin diet, GERD diet...you name it I've done it.
The longest I've stuck with any diet is pretty much a Primal (Sisson)/Gluten-Free diet as it seems to work the best for me with the exception of caffeine and a higher carb (rice/hemp/quinoa/chia/tapioca/potatoes/legumes) intake. No wheat/gluten.
But in the end I've decided once and for all that NONE of the diets above are 100% right for me.
It's really all about finding what works uniquely for you, your physiology, your mental state and for everyone it is different and always changing...because we age, because our daily activities and stress levels are all different, and the way we react to our environment, what we are exposed to, what we do, what we prefer, genetics, etc.
ANY of the above diet regimens will stop working over a course of time...and that's because the body changes all the time. We keep thinking that we will attain some kind perfect state of health through diet/nutrition but we NEVER WILL. We constantly strive for it but like everything the process is always changing. Not saying we have to give up but we need to be forgiving, less strict, give into cravings more, stress less and generally stop OBSESSING over every little symptom, and every single fucking blood test.
I have stopped dieting and making food evil. It stresses me out and I think the stress is what is the most detrimental to my health, not sugar, not grains, not carbs or PUFA's. As long as you don't overdo any substance you will be OK.
That's my "diet". Moderation of everything. Eat whatever the hell I want and don't overdo any of it. It's far too stressful thinking and preparing about what I have to eat. I'm just going to enjoy what I FEEL like EATING GODDAMMIT.
It is NOT all about nutrition. Health is also connected to the mental state. If you're chronically stressed out all the time, feeling anxious and negative, no amount of healthy nutrition is going to help. And what is HEALTHY nutrition anyway? NOBODY seems to be able to come a conclusion!!!
I am sick of reading about all this...and knowing way too much, when in the end it is a waste of time. No one knows anything really. Are carbs good? Is sugar bad? It's driving me FUCKING NUTS.
Go to any grocery store and see what people load up in their carts and you'll find that a skinny, lean, tone person as well as a morbidly fat person will both have the same bread, potatoes, ice cream and chips in their carts. It doesn't seem to matter! Do whatever the hell you want. Just go by what you feel is best for you.