Originally Posted by Benay
In reading Dr Fung's diet plan, he allows fruits - for example.
So my question is - does IF depend upon a low carb program to be effective - or can you eat anything at all as Dr Fung seems to suggest.
Just confusedabout Dr Fung's message
This might help:
Replace, donít Add Fruit Ė Hormonal Obesity XXI
So, should we eat more fruits and vegetables? Yes, definitely. But only if they are replacing other unhealthier foods in your diet. Replace. Not add. Losing weight boils down to reducing insulin levels. Eating more of something, even as healthy as fruits and vegetables simply does not achieve that goal.
As I told Mr WereBear just today at the grocery store: "Don't even look at the goodies. Get nuts, get fruit. At least you get nutrition out of those." He's still adjusting to the ketogenic diet. So we're looking at "treats" differently. I'm buying better coffee, turning my low-sugar fermented drinks like Kevita into a portion of "wine" to sip of an evening, and berries with heavy cream as a dessert. A recent discovery is chocolate from Finland: now that's a square of happy.
Here's the thing:
It's not about the plan
. There are so many plans, and then there's the plan for you
. The one that will work with your unique genetics, challenges, issues, and goals.
Often, we have to figure that out for ourselves.
I've seen many people with the misconception about "I'm working the plan! The plan allows X and Y and Z!"
If you are working the plan, and the plan's not working: then it's not the plan for you. And they might not have a plan for you: I've tried EIGHT formal plans. To reach the one I'm on now, a custom plan, that works for me. Here's what I've taken from each of them:
Atkins: Induction level carbs
Epi-Paleo: seafood and seasonal
Wheatbelly: go gluten free
Primal: allows dairy
Gutsense.org: fiber is not for everyone
Wahls Protocol: find the foods that don't work for you
Dr. Fung: Intermittent fasting
Carnivore: focus on MEAT
This is the WereBear plan, and I could write a book on how it works for me, and there probably are people who it works for, and people who think I AM INSANE to eat this way
I'm afraid that's how it works. If what you are doing isn't working, use different plans to get ideas, and be willing to try something different.
Everyone knows what doesn't work!