Nutritional agnosticism is the philosophy that people have different nutritional needs.

I’m often asked what “nutrition camp” I fall into, and I always say nothing specific. The human brain likes categorization. I don’t believe there’s a single, absolutely, positively, without-a-doubt best diet for every person to follow, always and forever.

You need to be flexible.

If a specific nutrition style, like paleo, vegan, keto, low carb, animal-based, fasting, has worked for you personally, that’s great. You should be happy you found something that helped you reach your goals. But to suggest that because it worked for you, at one point in your life, under a set of circumstances, doesn’t mean it applies to everyone all the time.

A goal without a plan is just a wish

Most diet styles have similar things in common: they all promote nutritional awareness, with focus on quality and avoiding deficiencies. Which is why choosing a single diet camp makes no sense and there’s no such thing as one, universal “best” diet for everyone.

Different strokes for different folks

Physiologically, the human body can do well under different nutritional conditions. People have varying needs — being plant or animal based, with or without gluten, dairy, and starchy carbs. Long-term nutritional habits trump diet plans and rules.