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by April Reigart Since you are involved in physical fitness and performance, you have likely heard of or are currently experimenting with the Paleo Diet. Many, many people are reporting excellent improvements to their health and well-being through subscribing to the Paleo Diet (though, of course, there is the backlash against the Paleo diet, too). The latest craze to sweep the Paleo community is Intermittent Fasting. Now, to right away answer the question as to whether IF is good or bad for you, well- nothing is that simple. Especially when it comes to nutrition. The difficulty lies in the fact that we are all bio-individual. We are all as special and unique as little snowflakes, and there is no one prescription that will serve all. One person’s pleasure is another person’s poison, so to speak. The best way to go about deciding what is right for you is to weigh the positives against the negatives, to think about what makes sense to you both intellectually and intuitively, to think about what serves you morally, and most importantly- to experiment. Just like with a fabulous pair of jeans- you need to try new eating styles on to see if it is a good fit and makes you look and feel great! Look in the mirror and ask yourself- “does this diet make my butt look big?” (Diet, meaning- what and how you eat…not a temporary weight loss strategy…because we all know that doesn’t work long term, right?) Okay, all kidding aside…let’s start by talking about some things that are universally agreed upon across all dietary theories. This...