March 4 2011: The Perfect Health Diet Review

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Mar 6th, 2011
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Hey guys.

This blog is about my discovery and journey. Tim in The 4 Hour Body asks us to always keep learning and questioning. It is one of the reasons I admire him. Although he is strong and confident in his decisions he does not act like he has all the answers in the world. He offers a basic plan that you can work to and adjust.

In Recent months my father has been trying another diet that seems to work for him. Although I do not agree all together with it. The main points are very similar. Below I have liste The Perfect Health Diet and my review of each section. Would love to know your thoughts.

Keys to the diet include:

  • Keep daily carbohydrate intake around 400 calories, primarily from starches (e.g., rice, potatoes, sweet potatoes, taro), fruits, and berries. Eat a variety of vegetables as well, but don’t count them as calorie sources. Protein should be a modest fraction of daily calories — 200 is enough, but eat to taste. Fats should supply most (~65-70%) daily calories.

    As you can see they believe in some starches but from natural sources. Still against sugars & wheats. They also allow fruit. From this part I think rice & potatoes would be the healthiest starches and certain berries vitamin count may out way the sugar(in reason) I don’t think I believe in too much fruit. I have seen lots of levels on high fat and as Tim mentions high fat diets usually lead to the most weight loss overall. Just are hard to live on.

  • Do not eat cereal grains — wheat, barley, oats, corn — or foods made from them — bread, pasta, breakfast cereals, oatmeal. Do not eat legumes. The exception is white rice, which we count among our “safe starches.” Rice noodles, rice crackers, and the like are fine.

    Agreed – Similar to the Slow Carb Diet.

  • Do not eat foods with added sugar or high-fructose corn syrup. Do not drink anything that contains sugar: healthy drinks are water, tea, and coffee.

    Agreed – Similar to the Slow Carb Diet.

  • Polyunsaturated fats should be a small fraction of the diet (~4% of total calories). To achieve this, do not eat seed oils such as soybean oil, corn oil, safflower oil, sunflower oil, canola oil, or the like. The best cooking oils are coconut oil, clarified butter, and beef tallow; palm oil, lard, olive oil, and avocado oil are next best. Nut butters are another possible source of fats.

    Agreed – with the addition of Grape Seed Oil & Macadamia Nut Oil.

  • Take care to obtain adequate amounts of eight critical micronutrients: vitamin D, vitamin K2, iodine, selenium, magnesium, copper, chromium, and vitamin C. Many of these can be obtained from sunlight (vitamin D) or what we call “supplemental foods”: seaweed for iodine, Brazil nuts for selenium, beef liver for copper. Others may need to be supplemented. Some nutrients should not be supplemented: for instance, we recommend that you do NOT take fish oil capsules for omega-3 fats, but DO eat oily fish like salmon or sardines.

    Interesting. I agree you need supplements. Interesting on the dislike of Fish Oil Tablets. Explanation must be in the book.

The Perfect Health Diet ReviewThis is just my take on the  above. What are your thoughts. I think that we all need to keep looking at different diets and taking pieces from each. From this you may decide just to eat more Oily fish and take less Omega 3 oil. Or you may decide to increase your fat intake a bit. What ever it is keep building you knowledge and what you want. The Perfect Health Diet is just one of the Diets to take a few gleams of knowledge.


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