So I’m just about to start my 2013 personal transformation journey.
I’ll be posting regularly about what I’m eating, how I’m training, and all the details in between.
One thing I’ll definitely be following is a low carbohydrate plan. My low carb plan will be low (as in NO!) in all high fructose corn syrup products, gluten-containing foods and other wheat/grain products (future posts to come about why no gluten for my gut), dairy, legumes, artificial sweeteners, and alcohol.
One might ask, “Will you be counting calories and restricting them, Dr. Ona?”
I’m glad you asked that. My answer?
What will I eat then?
Simple! Meat, fish, eggs, fruits, nuts, tubers (e.g. sweet potato), vegetables, and water.
Again, NO counting calories. NO restrictive dieting.
Frankly, I’ve experienced quite an educational shift in my mindset regarding dieting and healthful living over the past 4-6 months.
Part of this shift has been due to my wife’s influence and coaching me with lots of reading and research she’s done with her own nutrition. With her permission, we’ll share details about her diet and results in future blog posts, but just trust me when I say that both her and I have lost more fat and feel more energy with modifying our diets…WITHOUT any sort of calorie-counting or restriction.
Sure, we’ve completed a cool 21-day “Sugar Detox” and have tinkered with the “Paleo”-type nutrition plan. (Personally, I like Chris Kresser‘s notion of a Paleo “template” to build meals.) I’m more inclined to stay away from naming my diet because it’s all too easy to fall into a fad mentality vs. a lifestyle change.
I encourage everyone…especially physicians (many of whom, sadly, are absolutely clueless about what’s nutritionally healthy–I’m not being mean, just being truthful. Seriously, ask any M.D. how much nutrition training/classes/coaching/research they’ve personally had/taken/received/done and I’ll bet the answer is very little to ZILCH!) to check out this blog post and read it multiple times and actually digest it. (Yes, pun intended)
Traditional medicine needs re-education. We represent one part of the front line against this obesity battle, and we must heed the science and evidence (outside the industry-sponsored media drivel) to help people make informed and intelligent dietary choices.
Uphill battle indeed.
But we can make strides in the right direction.
Again, read this carefully and spread it around: http://www.dietdoctor.com/science
Also, thanks to revolutionary science writers and thinkers like Gary Taubes and Dr. Peter Attia we will finally gain objective answers regarding which diet/nutrition plans are healthiest. (See their awesome collaboration here!).
Strive and thrive!
Category: Health and Fitness