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H/G diet seems terribly high in fat and cholesterol

Posted by RocketHealer Jim++ on December 15, 1998 at 15:33:54:

After reading over the H/G diet Nutritional Regimen, it strikes me as being deliberately terribly high in fat and specifically cholesterol. Note the word DELIBERATE!

Despite scanning the archives, I have no idea the real scientific rationalle for this diet, but it runs counter to so much conventional nutritional advice that perhaps it is RIGHT!

My personal inclination (based on The Zone) would be to stay with lower fat meats, adding olive oil, peanut butter, and other mono-saturated fats at each meal for caloric ballast. But obviously this is the Wrong Approach, by definition, in this H/G biochemical diet.

Any simple answers for this apparent dilemma?

I know that Zero fat in one's diet is not the ideal, despite years of propaganda to that effect. I tend to think that mono-saturated fats are "better" for one than saturated fats, but....

Thanks for clearing this up for me and for others who might not be able to even imagine doing this H/G diet saturated fat-wise.

And I know that sometimes I go into the grocery store and KNOW I must buy some Bronschweiger despite all the "organ foods are Bad-For-You!" health claims. My body WANTS some, and I give it some. Usually the one-pound package gets eaten all at one setting, despite my plan to eat it slowly over several days. But nothing bad seems to happen to me as a result! :-) I suppose that would KILL an agriculturalist!

No good deed ever remains UNPUNISHED!


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Re: H/G diet seems terribly high in fat and cholesterol

Posted by Walt Stoll on December 16, 1998 at 11:36:52:

In Reply to: H/G diet seems terribly high in fat and cholesterol posted by RocketHealer Jim++ on December 15, 1998 at 15:33:54:

Dear RocketHealer Jim,

Your comments bring to mind the "French Paradox" and the fact that Eskimos life on nearly pure fat & protein and yet have a very low incidence of atherosclerosis. Just as the "French Paradox" seems to be giving up some of its paradoxical character----with current discoveries about human physiology---so do I believe we will eventually learn that total fat is not the answer (and why).

The stuff Bob has been reporting to us is going in that direction. In the meantime, before we get to the top of THAT mountain, the best we can do is try to match things to our particular physiology. This is EXACTLY what Bob has been working on.

Walt




Re: H/G diet seems terribly high in fat and cholesterol

Posted by Robin Pollan on December 16, 1998 at 21:08:23:

In Reply to: H/G diet seems terribly high in fat and cholesterol posted by RocketHealer Jim++ on December 15, 1998 at 15:33:54:

While I was on a low-fat diet, my cholesterol was consistently around 200. When I went on a diet with a lot of fat/protein (eggs, breakfast saugsage, bacon, steak, etc) my cholesterol went down to 161 and has stayed around that for over a year now. I personally do not believe that high fat diets raise your cholesterol.....I think eating wrong for your metabolism raises your cholesterol.

Robin Pollan



Re: H/G diet seems terribly high in fat and cholesterol

Posted by trish on December 17, 1998 at 10:34:22:

In Reply to: H/G diet seems terribly high in fat and cholesterol posted by RocketHealer Jim++ on December 15, 1998 at 15:33:54:

Jim and all,

I, like Robin, experienced a lower cholesterol and a LEANER body!!! A couple of years ago when I was trying vegetarianism, I showed up at the doctor's office bloated, exhausted and generally feeling crappy. I am an extreme HG - hypoglycemic. At that time, I was eating tons of wheat, dairy and corn - I think it was killing me.

A year later, my cholesterol was down 9 points I had lost weight and started feeling better than ever - on the O diet. When I found this board, I started eating even more purine rich foods, and became fearless of fat! I feel better. I'm not bloated, don't get gas anymore, and I actually lost a lot of weight too, so GO FOR IT Jim! Your body will tell you if it's right for you.

be well,
trish



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