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What diet do you follow?

What diet do you follow?
What diet do you follow?

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 Posted 9/19/2012 7:02:03 AM
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Welcome to the Forums, Kathy.

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funny choice of diets to follow:
 Calorie restriction    12.7%
Low carb/Atkins    28.57%
 Low fat/Pritikin    3.17%
 Vegetarian/vegan    15.87%
 I eat whatever I want    14.29%
 Other 25.%
 -- where is mediterranean?
did you mean to emphasize Other,
to make a point?
let me expound on that point !
. a pritikin diet is a special version of vegetarian diet:
the low-glycemic, low-fat version
-- in fact vegetarian is often quite glycemic
and saves the animals only to kill the human!
. the atkins is confusingly 2 diets,
# the induction part:
high-fat with less than 20g carb;
# and the maintenance phase:
. the only difference between that and Zone
is not a fat limit -- there is none for
athletes who want a high-calorie diet --
the Zone's big diff is a careful limit on protein
-- generous but quite narrow limits,
just like the carbs .
. the Zone diet also differs from atkins by
making demands on the quality of the fat:
it should be monounsaturates and not sat'fats
with only the essential amount of polyunsaturates
except for fish oils . again quality matters:
only pharmaceutically distilled fish oil .
. I do the Americium Dream Lustig Zone diet
-- hormonics for short (as in hormones in harmony)
which is like Zone (mediterranian style)
but is more about higher fiber, and
lower glycemics instead of lower carbs .
. all my protein comes from
beans pureed with LE whey protein isolate
and gelatine powder
-- no zone concerns for either
glucagon impact or carb limits .
. I get some egg yolks for brain food
and for fear that vegetarianism is unbalanced .
. I consider my diet animal friendly too
but only in the future when our
combination of hyperbreeders and capitalists
gives up on lowering farm costs .
...
I'm a little late for this thread,
but after it was posted,
some long-term primate studies
cast doubt on low calorie dieting
being useful for longevity,
but of course it's good for health .
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Life Extension's surveys are limited to a few possible replies.  If a member's diet is close to one of the choices without being precisely described by the category, they can either vote for that category or check "Other," or not vote in the survey at all.  If they wish to elaborate, one can submit a post as you have done. 

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 Posted 10/4/2012 3:40:13 AM
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I still think the Paleolithic diet is best for most people--it's geared to our actual evolutionary biology:  lean meat, fish, vegetables, and fruit; high protein, low fat, low carbs.
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 Posted 11/20/2012 7:39:02 PM
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Mediterranean diet is very good, if not the best. It's healthy, easy, satisfying, not a faddish, gimmicky or restrictive. One of the few that emphasizes exercise as part of the whole lifestyle plan. I didn't know LEF promoted it.

The Disease-Preventive Power of the Mediterranean Diet

The Secret Behind the Mediterranean Diet

Mediterranean diet for heart health - MayoClinic


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"Skipping breakfast"
Technically speaking, nobody actually skips breakfast, in all my years of fasting, I've never yet skipped breakfast Wink


I'm a quasi-paleo ovo-lacto-pescetarian-vegetarian --or something like that (low PUFAs, high healthy saturated fats, limited gluten, very limited casein protein from milk (cheese), don't eat any meat except raw fish (sushi) a couple of times per month, lots of home-grown veggies, some fresh or frozen fruit daily, limited processed/unprocessed whole foods.  Lots of teas, tisanes and decaffeinated coffee, and make sure to include some alcohol every day for health effects like raising my very low HDL (less than 1/4 serving, have never allowed myself to become inebriated with alcohol, ever-- an almost-teetotaler). . . and I eat only within a 8 to 10 hour window, 5 to ~6 days per week -- one 24 hour fast every week, + supplementation (of course).  I love to cook and experiment with various cuisine: mediterranean, Japanese, Thai, Indian. . . use lots of fresh spices from ethnic grocers (I'm spoiled, I have a grocer who keeps me stocked with all the best fresh spices including fresh and raw turmeric root).

My diet is a work-in-progress, I've been focused on eating healthy most my life, the vegetarianism has been going for 8 years and is mostly for ethical reasons with my daughter who asked me to do it,  while the 24-hour fasting aspect has been at least a monthly part of my life since I was about 8 years old back when I did it for religious reasons.  My blood work comes back nearly perfect for a 40-year-old guy, every single time. I'd like to say I'm in perfect health, but still struggling to lose a good 20 pounds and stay fit, wish I did a bit more on the calorie-restriction,  I seem to love good food! but I'm working on it, and I'm getting healthier.



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Level I is the physical world.  Level II is comprised of plants and animals.  Level III denotes human beings.  Both plants and animals are at Level II, and so there is no ethical difference between eating plants or animals.  Vegetarians are therefore dead wrong in assuming that they're morally superior to those of us who eat meat.  Human beings are designed to be omnivorous; it is a mistake to think that one can get all necessary nutrition from plants alone.
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Transpower, that's a lovely reductionist categorization of an issue deserving far more consideration. Of course humans are adapted to be omnivorous, but there's a history going back since Pythagoras of mankind striving to recognize a more sublime relationship with his fellow sentient beings, in a desire to elevate the level of compassion of humanity.
Forgive me for being so idealistic, but I live in a time where the technology is such that it is more feasible than ever to control for/adopt a plant-centric diet; for instance, no carnivorous caveman could possibly ever have ingested as much B12 as I take on a daily basis. Technology drives ethical considerations, what when animal tissue becomes available from laboratory vats rather than slaughterhouses? It's an exciting time and I'm doing my part to hope for a better world and encourage much-needed compassion in everyday choices.  It's not an effort to prove I'm morally superior to you, it's a thought experiment to encourage more thoughtfulness, please don't be offended.         



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Level I is the physical world.  Level II is comprised of plants and animals.  Level III denotes human beings.  Both plants and animals are at Level II, and so there is no ethical difference between eating plants or animals.

Speaking as an omnivore, this is by far the silliest argument for meat eating I have ever seen...
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I only eat vegetables and fish that are medium to small in size.  I especially like cold water fish such as Alaskan Salmon.
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