Warning for rant- haha.
One thing which I hate and see a lot of online is when people use their bodies sell a diet or way of eating. When people write /say things like "eat this way and you'll look like me/look skinny". For example I see a lot of people who eat lchf and write things like... "eat lchf and you'll lose 15kg like me" or people who eat hclf and write things like "eat a bunch of fruit and potatoes and you'll be skinny like me".
I hate it... because how people look is so individual. And just because you eat a certain way and look a certain way doesn't mean that someone else will look the same if they follow your diet plan.
I would never tell people to "eat plant based and you'll look like me" because truth is you won't. You could eat the same way as me and workout the same way as me but you would never look like me or have the same body as me. Sure I can say "eat plant based and you'll feel more energetic or have better skin etc " and write things I have noticed... but those aren't necessarily universal changes people will notice. Just like someone can write "eat lchf and you'll feel less bloated"... sure the individual might feel bloated but that doesn't mean everyone will notice that if they eat lchf.
I love eating potatoes and oats and lots of carbs but I know that everyone needs different amounts. So sure, I can write "don't skip carbs. Your body needs them" (a universal fact!), but I wouldn't write eat 60% carbs and feel your absolute best because that isn't generally true. Some people feel best eating 40% carbs others feel best eating 60% carbs. It's different.
But also I don't believe different diets are long term. Most people I follow have eventually stopped following a diet such as lchf or hclf or paleo or rt4 because the diets weren't maintainable long term. Eventually they lessened the strictness and rules regarding their eating.
People need to stop trying to copy how others are eating and focus on what their body feels best from. You won't ever look like someone else... you will always have your body and with your genetics.
A person can say that they feel best eating a certain way but they can't say that everyone will feel best eating that way. Just like I feel best eating intuitive but some people need some forms of meal plan and structure to feel best... and that's OK as well. Different things work for different people.
You won't look like someone else just because you eat the same thing as them.
In the past I remember I wrote a post saying "you can still eat ice cream and have abs" and I regret that post. You can eat ice cream even if you don't have abs or low body fat percent. I was basically saying "look... I can stay skinny and eat ice cream" and it's so f**king detrimental to write things like that. Using my body and how I looked as a way to "ok" what I was eating. You can eat whatever food you want no matter how your body looks. Of course aiming for whole foods will always be best for health but you can still eat McDonald's despite being 20kg overweight... is it healthy? Maybe not but you don't need to "ok" your eating just because of your body shape.
Anyway, a bit of a morning rant on a Friday morning. But I needed to write these thoughts out!!
What are your opinions on this? Have you noticed this online and what do you think about it? Or do people in your real life say things like this?