The recent "Stephen-Gary" food fight motivated me to ask my first PH question. Here goes. My diet consists of 16-18 cups of low glycemic,organic, vegetable soup made with grass fed beef bone broth, one lb. of grass fed cow/lamb and one teaspoon of sea salt plus spices.The soup usually contains 12 oz of sweet potato or some beets. I eat this over three meals at 10, 2 and 7 o'clock.Two or three times a week I eat a cup of white rice when I feel "hungry". I have two oz. of grass fed cream at dawn and at bedtime. I have no desire to eat anything else. I have the flatest stomach , best muscle development and softest skin of my life and I'm 55yo. Doesn't my diet answer both sides? It is absolutly delicious/satisfying to me and would be to much of the paleo community. But very few "normal", SAD people can eat much of it. Maybe a small bowl, certainly never more than one meal a day, never more than two days in a row. It appears they think it tasteless. I evolved toward this diet over six years of refining Barry Sears' Zone diet.I "learned" to eat more and more veggies and less grains/ fruit to avoid hunger from a "Taubes-Sears" insulin spike. So I can't fathom what the controversy is about. They are both right! I backed into a lifestyle proving both theories. No SAD pleasure reward involvement. No insulin spikes. No food "addiction", just a huge unwavering nutrition "addiction".
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on August 11, 2011
at 06:12 PM
"I have the flatest stomach , best muscle development and softest skin of my life and I'm 55yo."
I think a good high resolution picture would really help us determine how to help you best.
on August 11, 2011
at 05:33 PM
The assumption that there's one single narrow theory which explains all obesity and health is idiotic, but it's just that assumption which drives these sorts of arguments. Both Gary and Stephan have interesting stuff to offer which is neither totally wrong nor totally right.
That said, in this particular instance, GT pretty clearly came out the worst. I don't recall Stephan arguing that food reward was THE explanation for all health problems, but GT took him to task as if he were.
on September 27, 2011
at 08:25 PM
Hi Shah, I am sorry but don't have an answer for you but am trying to figure out how to let you know that I would like some contacts you mentioned on my holistic doc question in FL. I replied on my questions but there is no way you would have known that. Thanks! Flip