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13 Jan 2014 00:23 #19523 by david
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Like you I am an "all or nothing person" I am quite happy with the eat every other day approach as it gives me the freedom to eat what I want on my eat day. However I am finding that on my eat day I am not even remotely interested in food until the afternoon. This is my second week of "010"

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13 Jan 2014 03:11 #19524 by kaypeeoh
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Lisafast wrote: Thanks for everyone who weighed in on the ideal diet debate. I was really struggling over whether or not I should worry about keeping my carbs low, and thus continue eating meat or whether I should eat a plant based diet. I really feel like I am ready to go back to a whole foods plant based diet. I am not ready to commit to vegan but if I do eat dairy or eggs, I will make sure it is organic.

I think part of my struggle is that I am an "all or nothing" person. And maybe I shouldn't be that way when it comes to eating. I want to find an eating program and stick to it 100%. But perhaps we are not meant to eat that way.


I followed the Zone Diet for quite a while. Eventually realized it was essentially a ultra-low calorie diet. Each meal is protein, carb and fat in exact proportions. Fat is used to control appetite. So a meal might include five almonds. I figured out I was eating about 800 calories per day. Because of the balancing act I had no hunger. I quit mainly because it didn't give me enough energy for my daily runs.

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20 May 2014 20:34 #21687 by rothery
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Hi Lisa I also eat near vegan, one thing I really like about it is that it feels morally good for so many reasons in addition to its health benefits. Sometimes I eat eggs or dairy when I feel like I need it for example after an illness but mostly I stick to vegan at home and only include animal proteins when I am out. It works for me. The only down side now that I am fasting every week is that it takes the whole week to gain the weight back from just 1 day of fasting. i eat plenty of whole grains, nuts, etc in addition to fruits, veg and legumes but somehow plant foods do not help me to gain weight. I am trying to decide whether to start using more olive oil, or eat a little dairy, or just accept whatever weight my body stops at. I'm sure you have lots of great recipes already but maybe trying new foods or recipes could make you feel excited about eating vegetarian again. After learning how to cook vegan I would not want to go back to eating boring meat again. (No offense to those of you who eat meat,just that I eat a lot more variety now than I did back when I cooked meat every night.) Also hubby, who loves to eat meat, got unexpected health improvements when i stopped cooking it. So that's proof that not everyone is in touch with their biofeedback system enough to "feel" the right diet for themselves. I would love to hear tho what conclusion youve come to if any after experimenting with different diets.

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21 May 2014 04:58 #21691 by TheFastDoctor
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Bear in mind, Rothery, eggs and dairy are only plants that have already been eaten... but indeed I also use these as part of the cyclical diet (just before the fast) in order to reduce blood cholesterol levels.

I agree vegan/vegetarian is much more varied than eating dead animals...

André

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21 May 2014 07:09 #21693 by rothery
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Thank you Dr Kruger, how fascinating to use cholesterol containing foods to actually lower cholesterol! Does this work for all individuals? And how would you apply this concept to lower triglycerides?

My cholesterol was 150 on a recent test, not sure if there is any benefit to trying to lower it further?

Unfortunately I did not get the other figures for lipid profile as the Dr did not investigate further. My problem turned out to be stress related following a mild head injury 3 months prior. Fasting works much more quickly to relieve emotional symptoms such as stress, depression and anxiety than anything else I have tried. With fasting I feel perfectly relaxed within 24 hours and these symptoms do not come back, whereas exercise, which also helps, takes days or weeks of cumulative effort to recover from the stress. After learning this about myself I discovered your book which explains this phenomena of mood change and ketosis very clearly. None of the other literature on fasting I have read makes this connection nor have I seen mention of cyclical eating anywhere else either. Very interesting, and such a shame that this is not general knowledge.

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21 May 2014 08:30 #21694 by TheFastDoctor
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Dear Rothery, I had one patient whose cholesterol did not respond/normalize on the cyclical diet. Everyone else responded well to excellent. The non-responder was - as expected - a woman: The female of the species typically does not follow rules!

Triglyderides should respond the same way but bear in mind that is a much more "volatile" substance with huge variations around mealtimes.

Indeed it appears rather difficult to disseminate "general" knowledge. Common sense is not common at all! But one problem is that no one stands to make money out of this phenomenon and publicity costs money.

André

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