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

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 Posted 6/17/2013 5:04:48 AM
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 Posted 6/17/2013 8:07:03 AM
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But if you have type 2 diabetes Low carb/Atkins OWL ( the on going weight loss) is good to follow  

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i'm about to start the 5:2 plan after seeing a documentary about it on pbs.
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Welcome to the Forums, willful sprite.  Tell us about this plan!

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I've tried lots of diets over the years -- everything from raw foodism to veganism.  I currently follow The Perfect Health Diet which is based on evidence from a broad array of the scientific literature instead of a narrow subset or hucksterism that has typically characterized diets in the past.

Relative to a 2000 calorie diet, PHD would be 15% protein, 30% carbohydrates and the rest as non-Omega 6 fat to your calorie needs.  However, what is unique is not the macro-nutrient ratios per se, but the concept of hormetic dose and avoiding food toxins.  For instance, going too low carb is harmful just as going too high carb is harmful -- the range is actually rather extremely narrow because the brain requires 120g (24%) of glucose a day just to function and the negative effects from excess glucose start at 150g (30%).  Likewise for protein, though the range is wider (15%-30%).

Food toxins are a subject that will challenge and provoke a large number of people and industries that have biased, vested interests in making a profit, pushing a ideaological dogma or just plain addicted.  No fructose, Omega-6, legumes, grains (refined or unrefined), seeds or nuts.  Starchy vegetables are toxin-minimal and nonstarchy vegetables are cooked to minimize toxins.  The aim is to protect the gut intestinal barrier from becoming leaky and the gut microbiome from becoming deranged, both are which are vanguard fields of study for the literature at the moment.  In fact, a deranged gut microbiome from eating toxic food is the most highly correlated association that can explain the sudden epidemic-like appearance of worldwide obesity over the past few decades -- and the easiest to reverse.  "Junk food" is a much, much broader definition than many realize.

I strongly encourage everyone to check the book out.  It is the future.
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 Posted 10/11/2013 7:42:03 AM
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Q: Where does mayonnaise go for its medical check ups?

A: The Mayo Clinc, of couse!

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I've tried lots of diets over the years -- everything from raw foodism to veganism.  I currently follow The Perfect Health Diet which is based on evidence from a broad array of the scientific literature instead of a narrow subset or hucksterism that has typically characterized diets in the past.

So you went from one type of fad diet which allows only raw foods to another kind of fad diet which allows only cooked food (and differentiates itself from other fad diets by its scientific appeal).

Relative to a 2000 calorie diet, PHD would be 15% protein, 30% carbohydrates and the rest as non-Omega 6 fat to your calorie needs.  However, what is unique is not the macro-nutrient ratios per se, but the concept of hormetic dose and avoiding food toxins.  For instance, going too low carb is harmful just as going too high carb is harmful -- the range is actually rather extremely narrow because the brain requires 120g (24%) of glucose a day just to function and the negative effects from excess glucose start at 150g (30%).  Likewise for protein, though the range is wider (15%-30%).

Hormesis is an adaptive stress response to low doses of potentially harmful stimuli like raditation, toxins or free radicals. The speculative optimum nutrient ratios you've mentioned have nothing to do with hormesis.

No fructose, Omega-6, legumes, grains (refined or unrefined), seeds or nuts.

Congratulations for depriving yourself of some of the healthiest nutrient-dense foods consumed since ancient times in all the longevity hotspots in the world on the basis of some highly speculative reasoning.

I strongly encourage everyone to check the book out.  It is the future.

I agree. Fad diets have to bring up a scientific appeal to be successful nowadays.
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I'm on the whiskey diet. I've lost three days already.
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I think the so-called scientific reasoning behind the Paleo Diet is somewhat pseudo.  The Paleolithic era extended way before many other evolved eras of human development.  Even from the beginning to the end of the Paleolithic era, advances in hunting methods, food types, cooking methods (use of fire) evolved. So to say humans today should eat a heavily weighted flesh food diet based upon the Paleolithic era is inaccurate. 

The other thing to keep in mind is that during the Paleolithic era there was more than one human species. This accounted for the subtle differences in cultural habits and well as diet.  Only one species reached the Neolithic Era -- Homo Sapiens.

The Neolithic Era (about 10,000 BC, and not as far removed from modern man as the Paleolithic era) was the beginning of agriculture or farming technology and animal husbandry. This was termed the Neolithic Revolution.

During this era animals were not solely regarded as sources for food but were reared and utilized to aid Homo Sapiens and their development.

Essentially modern humans of today evolved from well before the Paleolithic to the Neolithic era, and on forward, and on forward, and on forward. Humans are still evolving to date.  Consequently our diet also evolved from hunter/forager to farmer/breeder.  This is not to say Neolithic man didn't consume flesh foods, nor still forage for some plant food. It does mark an era where the human diet evolved to consist of many types of food groups and not just flesh foods.

As we see from some of the smartest, evolved civilizations of late, like the Mayans, Aztecs, Egyptians, they all consumed starches, like grains, fruits, nuts, seeds as well as flesh foods. As I may have mentioned before, Romans (now we are evolving much closer to modern humans) were called 'barley men', because they consumed noteworthy quantities of barley to provide them the muscle and brain fuel to sustain battles.  As you may well know Roman solders were one of the strongest and fittest cultures to date.

So in conclusion, the diet of modern man has evolved to consist of all of these food groups. Animal based foods, and plant based foods like fruits, grains, nuts and seeds.  Human biology has evolved and thus why we are omnivores.

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I follow the 5/2 diet, and try to eat a reduced carb diet, although I don't really limit non-starchy vegetables.  Somewhere along the way, I read "The Wheat Belly" and ditched wheat (and sugar) as well.  For me, giving up the wheat reduced cravings. 
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