Sunday, September 18, 2011

Is Bill Clinton's New Diet For You?

August 25, 2011...
"The former president, known for his love of burgers,
barbecue and junk food, has gone from a meat lover to
a vegan, the strictest form of a vegetarian diet. He says
he eats fruits, vegetables and beans, but no red meat,
chicken or dairy." See here.
Clinton's regime is exactly the opposite of my diet.
I eat nearly all fish, chicken, red meats and dairy (cheeses, kefir, yogurt and goat milk). And I have almost no fruits or beans.

I got it from my old friend, nutritionist and Harvard Ed.D. Dr. Heidi

I have lived by her eating principles for 15 years.
I'm over 55, super-fit and in awesome health. Plus I wear the
same size pants as I did in college. I run up a mountain 5 days a week - 4 mile round trip.

Can Clinton's diet and my diet both be "right"?

(Professor Heidi teaches both sets of eating principles to future
nutritionists at a university near Berkeley, CA.)

Dr Heidi told me,
"I agree with Clinton shunning those foods," she says.
"I'd never never eat red meats, dairy, fish or chicken
from the usual industrial food sources."
The fish she recommends is wild, not farmed. My dairy is raw,
not pasteurized. (If you want it you can find it. Legal, too.) My fish
and meats all come from local farmers. 100% grass-fed beef.
I eat nothing from the big bad industrial feed lots (which is
what supermarkets offer).

So, readers, there IS a step in-between total abstinence and
bad health if you love those foods like I do: Get the clean ones. Never
ever eat the industrialized stuff.

P.S. In a neat twiest, Dr. Heidi's a vegan part of the year, too. When she does her ER juice fasting cycle. Some folks call that her Detox cycle.


jfordhill said...

There's also the idea that some should eat more rich meats, but some none at all, and others only in moderation. For example, the native Alaskans didn't eat vegetables at all because there weren't any! But they were healthy. Almost no heart disease and they ate all that blubber.

Eating right for your metabolic type has been shown to be effective in extreme health crises by Dr. Donald Kelly and his successor Dr. Nick Gonzalez who still treats some of the worst cancer patients from his offices in NY. It's worth checking out.

By the way, all these folks would agree and say you shouldn't eat the foods from the industrialized food factory farms. said...

I have a friend who is a vegetarian.

She runs 10K's, cycles and even does mini-triathlons.

Not too long ago, she wrote on my Facebook wall, "Remember when I told you that I was getting enough protein with my quasi-vegetarian diet? Well, I was wrong. I'm officially protein deficient. Seems that I need to work lots harder at getting high quality, vegetarian sources of protein."

Should you have to work that hard to get enough protein in your diet?

Anonymous said...

I have been studying and experimenting with food for over 35 years. I have tried it all. What I have found is I have to choose either the fat or the sugar. I chose fat which means I eat clean meats,fish dairy,veges,little fruit,nuts and seeds. I can eat a good amount of fat. If people choose sugar(complex carbs)they can eat clean(organic) whole grains,beans,veges,little fruit and very rarely nuts and seeds. Extremely low fat. It's definitely either or. Once fat is combined with grain the body struggles.