Actionable Diet Plan

  • Actionable Diet Plan

    Posted by pfa on May 15, 2024 at 9:18 pm EDT

    The FLCCC guides provide great recommendations for intermittent fasting, movement, eating real food in the right order, following a reduced carbohydrate or ketonic diet with healthy fats, eliminating mindless eating, and rejecting junk food. The question is how to implement those recommendations in an actionable dietary plan. For a low-fat (high-carbohydrate) diet, the Weight Watchers app is ideal. Something like CarbManager works well for a keto diet that restricts carbohydrates from somewhere between 20 and 30 or so carbohydrate grams per day. The FLCCC recommendations seem to fall somewhere between those two plans. What kind of app or plan is available for the FLCCC dietary recommendations that suggest no more than 25 grams of carbohydrates in any one meal? Does the FLCCC recommend a mix of healthy fat, protein, and carbohydrate grams with a possible calorie limit — perhaps by age, gender, fitness, and possibly more?

    pfa replied 4 weeks, 1 day ago 5 Members · 8 Replies
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  • Samantha_FLCCC

    May 20, 2024 at 12:12 am EDT

    Hi pfa,

    These are great questions. While diet “plans” or “guidelines” have their place, there are also downfalls in the way that diet really should be tailored to specific individuals, their current health status, age, gender and even geographic location. So while we do have certain overall recommendations regarding lower simple carbohydrate/low sugar, low/no processed foods, nutrient dense fats, grass fed meats, vegetables etc., I do not anticipate having strict general guidelines that apply to everyone, for the reason that one of the main goals is to personalize and individualize healthcare, taking out those broad recommendations like vaccinating everyone. In my experience, dietary guidelines actually change over the course of even on individuals life based on hormones, activity level, aging process, muscle mass etc. And interestingly enough, geographic location / amount of sunlight exposure per day can actually change the amount of carbohydrate consumption one could tolerate, as sunlight depletes deuterium found in higher carbohydrate foods making them less damaging etc. An app based on your current health goals may be something we consider in the future as this will determine, carbohydrate, fat, calorie need etc. Thank s for the suggestion! Will pass this along!

    • pfa

      May 21, 2024 at 7:49 pm EDT

      Thank you, Shanks. Diet plans like Weight Watcher and Carb Manager actually tailor those plans to individual needs based on age, gender, goals, and other factors. While the FLCCC dietary guidelines are great, they remind me of doctors I’ve spoken to who have told me they’re extremely well versed in nutritional guidelines — yet their weights, waistlines, and general fitness indicate otherwise. They knew the guidelines but had no method or system to implement or track them. It may not be the role of the FLCCC to develop such methods to implement or track dietary guidelines tailored to each individual, but there’s certainly a need for them.

  • vegandan

    May 20, 2024 at 4:00 am EDT

    There are all kinds of diets and lifestyle choices out there that have differing levels of support from medical professionals and non-professionals. I would suggest to everyone that they do their own research and select whatever program of nutrition that they feel is right for them and makes sense based on their personal health status and goals. I’m 75 and made the decision to adopt a vegan lifestyle 34 years ago. I eat a primarily whole food plant based [WFPB] diet with very limited amounts of processed foods. My carbs tend to be complex and I try to eat a rainbow of plant materials. I target the 80-10-10 calorie level but actual calories are closer to 60%-20%-20%. So my carb level is pretty high. I do work that is strenuous and is continuous for a full work day, so get plenty of exercise. I attempt to keep my stress levels low using a positive mental attitude about most things. And although not always successful I try to get at least 6 hours of sleep nightly. I have no health issues other than BPH and bladder stones which I am currently trying to mitigate with dietary choices and potassium citrate to raise my pH. People who don’t know me think I am in my mid 50’s and can’t believe I am anywhere near my real age. I do take a lot of supplements to enhance my metabolism. In the past 5 years I have found Dr. Been and the FLCCC to be a fountain of knowledge that encouraged me to start learning about microbiology and MOAs. So in addition to the multivit I have been taking for decades I am now up to 14 supplements that I take as well. Things like berberine and quercetin were never in my mind until SC2 came along. And IVM was just a antiparasitic we used at our rescue facility. Taurine was for my cats until I learned that it would probably be a good amino acid to supplement with as well. So my supplements list keeps changing over time as I continue to learn. Although I love Dr. Marik, I tend to take my nutritional ques from Drs. Carman and Lindley. So for me a vegan lifestyle works.

    I tried the SAD [Standard American Diet] for my first 41 years of life and it wasn’t working for me. At 40 my optometrist told me he could see plaque formations on my retina and I decided at that point that I needed to make some changes. Fortunately I had a friend at work who was a vegetarian since birth and she helped educate me on what a plant based diet could do for my health. At that point I made a decision to try plant based and after learning more about the vegan lifestyle, three months later I went fully vegan. The results have been amazing for me personally and my health has been impeccable ever since.

    I know that there are plenty of folks who swear by the keto diet and the Mediterranean diet and the paleo diet and all sorts of other diets. But I also know that everyone is not like me and for any number of reasons don’t believe that the vegan diet is for them. So like I said in the beginning, do research and learn and accept what you believe to be the facts about human nutrition and how your body is likely to accept your decision.

    • pfa

      May 21, 2024 at 7:54 pm EDT

      Thank you, VeganDan, for sharing your insightful experience. it wasn’t too long after all! Wishing you continued good health!

  • vegandan

    May 20, 2024 at 4:23 am EDT

    Unfortunately my lengthy reply was too long and got deleted. If the background of your reply or comment is in pink, it will not post. Copy the contents to a text page somewhere so you don’t lose what you wrote like I did. That is why this forum is still in Beta.

    • Karen_flccc

      May 20, 2024 at 9:06 am EDT

      Hi Dan,

      Your reply is there now. For some reason, the system filter had marked it as spam. Clearly there was nothing in your post that was an an issue so I’m not sure why. When I did the spam review this morning, I saw it was there and marked it as ‘not spam’ so it’s all set now. Thanks for always being such a great contributor!

      • vegandan

        May 20, 2024 at 12:08 pm EDT

        Thank you Karen.

        So the pink background signifies possible spam set aside for review prior to posting. So a curated post. I have posted on FB sites that have all curated posts and they have a comment during the posting process that indicates that the post is being reviewed. Perhaps that would be something to consider so folks don’t panic that their post was lost.

        • FLCCC_official

          May 20, 2024 at 2:27 pm EDT

          I spoke with the IT team and they have added your request to the queue. Thanks for the feedback!

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