Just finished reading a study that was published in Cell Metabolism on August 13, 2015 entitled, “Low-Fat May Beat Low-Carb Diet For Trimming Body Fat. This study was based on 19 individuals over one month. This is absolutely ridiculous. This, however, is considered peer review credible research.
Susan Roberts, professor of nutrition and psychiatry, and senior scientist and director of the Energy Metabolism Laboratory at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University in Boston stated the following.
“The whole question of whether low-carb diets are helpful for weight or not is a toxic swamp of commercial interests and bad science, and this new study is finally providing some sanity.”
This is a prime example why the public is so confused. This professor that claims to offer “reality” based on 19 people over a 1 month study is preposterous. This has motivated me to share my FICTITIOUS Ultimate Nutrition Plan. My unsubstantiated, unproven, yet uncontroversial plan that is guaranteed to improve one’s health. Here is the plan:
Eat 6-9 servings per day of assorted organic vegetables
Eat 2-3 servings of varying colored organic fruits (blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, apples etc…)
Eat organic free range quality meats for healthy sources of protein and or plant based organic proteins. Include protein in each meal.
Avoid (as much as possible) processed foods, dyes, trans fats, and additives.
Include healthy sources of fat including avocado, walnuts, pecans, pistachio nuts, cold pressed extra virgin olive oil, organic coconut oil (in small amounts.)
Minimize or avoid altogether starchy carbohydrates especially those that are processed. Sweet potatoes and quinoa can be used in their place.
This is known as the Dr. Jonathan N Colter’s FICTITIOUS Nutrition Diet Plan guaranteed to improve your current nutritional health. If you follow this plan along with exercise, drink water, sleep adequately, and reduce your stress you will be in the top 1% of the population. How realistic is my suggestion? It’s not. It’s just as foolish as the Tuft professor’s comment, “this new study is finally providing some sanity.”
The real solution is based on a lifestyle you are capable of maintaining forever. We may have the same anatomy and physiology, but we are all very different. Each of us needs to create a plan that works for us. Finding the balance between healthy and unhealthy is measurable.
If your lifestyle creates the need for pharmaceutical drugs, you are living an unhealthy lifestyle.
If your lifestyles places you in the path to likely need pharmaceutical drugs in the future, you are living an unhealthy lifestyle.
The six items mentioned above in my “health plan”, are all good quality foods. I do not know of a physician that would look at these choices and disagree with them. Therefore, these items are a good starting place (the food choices do not have to be organic, but is preferable.) Teach yourself and become creative to keep the food choices interesting. It’s not that complicated. We physicians just have an inferiority complex and need to feel important and special. If we confuse you enough, you will feel helpless and rely on our judgement. This is my attempt to debunk this outcome. I want you to rely on yourself. You will achieve better results and feel better in the process. (Talk about empowerment!!)
Research in the field of nutrition has never had good quality conclusive findings proving any specific diet plan capable of satisfying everyone’s needs. I am saying that Dr. Jonathan N Colter’s FICTITIOUS Nutrition Plan simply uses common sense and realistic portion sizes. People generally know what to do. Implementing what they know becomes the challenge. Forget all the research in nutrition. Start using common sense and do the right thing for yourself. We can achieve anything we believe is important enough. The question becomes, how much value do you place on your health? Finally, don’t base your health on symptoms or the lack of symptoms. If you don’t provide your body what it needs, the question becomes, “WHEN” will it break down and become diseased, not, “WILL” it break down and become diseased.
Now go have a tall glass of water and think about the changes you are going to start with TOMORROW!