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Perfect Health Diet?

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Created December 29, 2011 at 4:59 PM

I came across Paul Jaminet's Perfect Health Diet and it seems to make a lot of sense. Is there a consensus around here for diet overall? It seems to be a pretty solid approach.

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on November 17, 2013
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on April 05, 2013
at 08:33 AM

400-600 cals from carbs

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on December 30, 2011
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It is Perfect !

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I think Paul advocates around 400 calories/day from carbs, which is relatively low-ish carb.

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on December 29, 2011
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I think they don't count veggie carbs because they say most of the sugar is broken and digested by gut bacteria and so the amount our body metabolizes is negligible.

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on December 29, 2011
at 06:39 PM

There is far more consensus than there isn't. Most of the lack of consensus is around just how many carbs and what form should they be, but the debate is friendly and earnest, and the answer often seems to boil down to tailoring to individual genetics and capability to handle, but generally within the range bounded by Wolf/Sisson/Jaminet's recommendations.

As for PHD, Paul appears to have garnered high respect by his fellow Paleo/Primal authors/bloggers even in the context of the above. So its doubtful you will be steered wrong by it.

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on December 29, 2011
at 05:29 PM

To explore further, in addition to more reading at the PHD site you should read these threads on PH:

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on December 29, 2011
at 05:31 PM

Its a paleo diet emphasizing eating 100-150 grams of carbs from fast carbs (white rice, plantains, white potato, tapioca) or slow carb sources (sweet potato), but somehow and for some reason doesn't have you count calories from any vegetable (which could be 20-100 grams there). That will net you 120-250+ grams of net carbs/day. On the low side its weight management but (According to Mark Sisson) once you get to "150-300 grams per day: Steady, insidious weight gain. It???ll creep up on you. Just look around next time you???re at a high school reunion ??? people gain weight at this level without even realizing it." (Mark)

Link: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/dial-in-your-carb-count/#axzz1hwgNIm8a

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Link: http://perfecthealthdiet.com/?page_id=8

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on December 29, 2011
at 07:29 PM

I think they don't count veggie carbs because they say most of the sugar is broken and digested by gut bacteria and so the amount our body metabolizes is negligible.

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on December 29, 2011
at 07:38 PM

I think Paul advocates around 400 calories/day from carbs, which is relatively low-ish carb.

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on April 05, 2013
at 08:33 AM

400-600 cals from carbs

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on December 29, 2011
at 05:22 PM

I don't think I've ever seen anything around here that you'd call a consensus!

I think PHD improved my health because I had been vvlc and zc and had developed some problems. A minor problem was very dry eyes. Adding in "safe" starch at the minimum amount of 50gms/day solved that and helped with other things. I follow their supplement suggestions, especially the addition of iodine, and have had improved markers for my health.

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on November 26, 2013
at 06:40 AM

health and lose weight by optimizing nutrition, detoxifying the diet, and sup­porting healthy immune function. They show how toxic, nutrient-poor diets sabotage health, and how on a healthy diet, diseases often spontaneously resolve. Perfect Health Diet makes weight loss effortless with a clear, balanced, and scientifically proven plan to change the way you eat—and feel—forever!

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