Top 9 Healthiest Foods to Eat to Lose Weight and Become Superhuman

Little Girl Eating BreakfastLast week I wrote an article about the 7 unhealthiest foods in the diet, ones that you would do best to avoid.

Now it’s time for the opposite… the foods that you can and should eat.

Even if you banish the unhealthy modern foods from your diet, you can still eat an endless variety of healthy and delicious foods.

1. Meat

This includes beef, pork, lamb, chicken and various other animals.

Humans are omnivores. We have been eating meat for hundreds of thousands (if not millions) of years.

Our species thrived eating a combination of animals and plants.

The problem today is that meat isn’t like it used to be. It often looks like meat, but was harvested from animals that ate grains and were pumped full of hormones and antibiotics to make them grow faster.

If the meat comes from animals that weren’t pumped full of drugs and given unnatural foods, it is extremely healthy.

Beef from cows that ate grass and were allowed to move around, pastured chickens, meat from lambs that got to roam around the countryside… this is what meat is supposed to be like.

To take cows as an example, their natural source of food is grass, NOT grains. Beef from cows that are grass-fed has a much better nutrient profile, including (1, 2, 3):

Meat

  • More Omega-3 and less Omega-6.
  • Much more Conjucated Linoleic Acid (CLA) – which can lower body fat and increase lean mass.
  • More vitamin A, vitamin E and the cellular antioxidant Glutathione.

It is a great idea to consume meat from healthy, naturally raised animals.

However, if money is tight, don’t sweat it. Choosing conventionally raised meat is still a million times better than the standard western diet.

Bottom Line: Eat meat from animals that were raised and fed in a natural way. It is healthier and more nutritious. If you can’t afford it, grain-fed meat is still a much better option than the standard western diet.

2. Fish

Fish

Includes salmon, trout, haddock, cod, sardines and many, many others.

In nutrition, people tend to disagree a lot.

Among the few things that everyone seems to agree on is that fish is good for you.

Fish is rich in high quality proteins, various essential nutrients and Omega-3 fatty acids, which are excellent for the brain, the heart and various other parts of the body.

Omega-3 fatty acids appear to be especially important for mental health and prevention of cardiovascular disease (4).

Omega-3′s are very beneficial for depression, which means that eating fish 1-2 times per week may literally make you feel better every single day (5).

Due to pollution of the oceans, some fish may contain contaminants, but their health benefits still far outweigh any potential risk (6).

Bottom Line: Fish is very healthy and eating it is associated with a much lower risk of depression, other mental disorders and several chronic diseases.

3. Eggs

Egg

Eggs are among the healthiest foods on the planet and the yolk is by far the most nutritious part.

Just imagine, the nutrients contained in one egg are enough to grow an entire baby chicken.

Despite the fear mongering of the past few decades, eating eggs does NOT give you heart attacks. It’s nonsense.

Eating eggs changes your cholesterol from small, dense LDL (bad) to large LDL (good), increases HDL (good) cholesterol and provides the unique antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin which are incredibly important for eye health (7).

Eggs are high on the satiety index which means that they are particularly prone to make you feel full and eat less overall calories (8).

A study in 30 overweight and obese women revealed that a breakfast of eggs (compared to a bagel) made them eat less overall calories for up to 36 hours (9).

Bottom Line: Eggs are extremely nutritious and are so fulfilling that they make you eat less overall calories. Among the healthiest foods on the planet.

4. Vegetables

Vegetables

Spinach, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots and many, many others.

Vegetables are rich in fiber, antioxidants and many nutrients that are important for the human body.

In observational studies, eating vegetables is associated with a lower risk of cancer, diabetes and heart disease (10, 11, 12, 13).

I recommend eating vegetables every day. They’re healthy, fulfilling, low in calories and add variety to the diet.

Bottom Line: Vegetables are high in fiber, antioxidants and nutrients but very low in calories. Eat a variety of vegetables every day.

5. Fruit

Fruits

Generally considered healthy, fruit has been under some heavy attack recently due to the high fructose content.

But fruits are more than just bags of fructose. They’re also high in fiber, antioxidants, vitamin c, have a low energy density and are almost impossible to overeat on.

If you like fruits, eat them, but don’t eat more than 1 piece per day if you need to lose weight as they are still pretty high in carbs.

Bottom Line: Fruits are real foods. They are tasty, increase variety in the diet and don’t require preparation. If you enjoy eating fruit, have some. If you need to lose weight then it’s probably best not to eat more than one per day.

6. Nuts and Seeds

Nuts

Includes almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts, macadamia nuts, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds and many others.

Nuts and seeds contain a lot of essential nutrients and are particularly high in Vitamin E and magnesium.

Despite a high energy density and being rich in fats, eating nuts is associated with improved insulin sensitivity, lower body weight and improved health (14, 15, 16).

However, nuts are high in calories and can hinder weight loss for some people. Therefore, I suggest eating nuts in moderation if you find yourself constantly snacking on them.

Bottom Line: Nuts and seeds are nutritious, healthy and generally associated with improved health. Eat them, but not too much.

7. Tubers

Sweet Potato

Root vegetables like potatoes and sweet potatoes are healthy, nutritious and very satiating.

Many populations around the world have eaten massive amounts of tubers and remained in excellent health (17).

However, they are still very high in carbs and prevent the metabolic adaptation required to reap the full benefits of low-carb diets.

Bottom Line: If you’re healthy, active and don’t need to lose weight, you can eat tubers like potatoes and sweet potatoes.

8. Fats and Oils

Olive Oil

Supplement your diet with some healthy fats and oils such as butter, coconut oil, lard, olive oil and others.

If you don’t eat much Omega-3 and/or Vitamin D3, include a tablespoon of cod fish liver oil each day. It’s not delicious, but you’ll get used to it.

For high-heat cooking, it’s best to choose saturated fats like coconut oil and butter. Their lack of double bonds makes them more resistant to the high heat.

Extra virgin olive oil is great as an addition to salads and to improve flavor.

Bottom Line: Supplement your diet with some healthy saturated and monounsaturated fats. If appropriate, take some cod fish liver oil each day. Choose saturated fats for high-heat cooking.

9. High-Fat Dairy

Cheese

Cheese, cream, butter, full-fat yogurt.

High-fat dairy products are rich in healthy fats, calcium and other nutrients.

If the cows are grass-fed, the dairy products will be rich in Vitamin K2, important for bone and cardiovascular health (18, 19).

In a large review study published in 2012, consumption of high-fat dairy was associated with a lower risk of weight gain over time (20).

Observational studies from Holland and Australia revealed that those who ate the most high-fat dairy had a much lower risk of cardiovascular disease and death compared to those who ate the least (21, 22).

Of course, these observational studies don’t prove that high-fat dairy caused the improvement and not all studies agree on this, but it sure as hell suggests that high-fat dairy products aren’t the villain they’ve been made out to be.

All of this makes the advice of dietitians to choose low-fat dairy products (usually high in sugar) to be very questionable.

Bottom Line: High-fat dairy is associated with lower risk of weight gain and a reduction in cardiovascular disease risk in some observational studies.

56 Comments

  1. Hi Kris, loved this article! Will share on Facebook, thanks!

    I’ve been eating this way for a few weeks now and I feel great. Already lost quite a few pounds.

  2. I totally agree with all of them. Actually, this is the first article that agrees with my own opinion about having high fat dairy.

  3. Good article! Well written and nice design. It’s so easy to quickly get the “juice” out of your articles. Of course with great information in this one too :) Maybe you should go in depth with each of these bullets in separate articles.

  4. Pat Melia says:

    Love reading your articles, very informative. Thank you so much.

  5. Yep. No grain – no pain!

  6. I agree with most of this article and everything is well stated. My one concern is over daily fruit. Just had a conversation about fruit with my son yesterday. The problem is that we’ve been brainwashed into thinking we have to eat a ton of fruit every day, which the human body was not actually designed to do. Think about our ancient ancestors… if they were lucky they occasionally came across fruiting trees and would have a few days of gorging on the fruits but most of the time there was primarily access to wild berries as they walked through the woods foraging or no fruit at all. Our ancient ancestors would never have been able to eat “an apple a day” or a peach or a pear and especially not an orange, unless they foraged in the tropics, so they had much less sugar (fructose) in their diet than we are now told to eat every day!

    It’s especially problematic these days with everyone thinking they need to drink fruit juice every day. With the fiber mostly eliminated, these juices have much more sugar than eating an actual piece of fruit. In the last 40-50 years we’ve created generations of children with a big sweet tooth because they’ve been drinking liters of fruit juice every day since birth. I’m trying to educate my DIL to give her children actual fruit instead of juice and not several fruits every day either.

    It’s a big change in thinking but I hope my grandchildren will have less of a sweet tooth than their father has since I was giving him lots of fruit juice when he was a child. I feel bad now that I believed all the lies I was told back then about reducing fat and increasing fruit & juice… and of course grains! If I had utilized common sense I would have realized that ancient people probably didn’t eat that way but it’s hard to use common sense when every commercial we see and every article we read tells us the opposite of what our common sense tell us. Things are slowly changing and I think we have the internet to thank for that as we all have access to much more information than we did 40 years ago. I enjoy your articles and that you are part of the new trend back to common sense! Thank you!

    • I can’t get full without bad carbs, ie bread, wraps, pasta, potato etc. Doesn’t matter how much I eat I am always hungry. I have a history of eating nothing but junk food the last 10 years. And it’s not that I’m full and just think I’m hungry. I’m hungry then look to binge which I don’t want to do. I don’t mind eating the correct things just can’t get full and is really messing with my head. Any help appreciated as I’m desperate. Thanks

    • Hear Hear!

    • GrannyM, you’re right on the money. Also, fruit has really changed from just thirty years ago, in my opinion. Imagine how it’s changed in the last 100 years.

      Ever had true wild berrie? A bit tarter then the beautiful candied domesticated hybrids we find in perfect little containers on the grocery store shelves.- Not that I’m complaining, just agreeing with you.

  7. Great info! I will forward this to a few friends and loved ones that are trying to make some changes. I sooo agree with GrannyM on the fruit juice issue. The sports drinks, along with the sugar that goes with them, drive me batty, as well. A 5 year old does not have to replenish his/her electrolytes after running to first base.

  8. Hey Kris,
    Great article and thanks again for your enthusiastic approach to healthy living. I request you to suggest good, healthy vegetable options devoid of any meats or poultry products like eggs .
    Suggest specific options for people who would like to improve food intake in terms of quality but not gain weight or pile extra calories.
    Thanks again for your advice and info. It’s always great to read your articles.

  9. Kris,

    Great list, here. The best part about all of these foods is that they are delicious!

    Alykhan

  10. Danny Wong says:

    Another great post Kris. I’ve been going to the grocery store and getting bulk trail mix/nuts consistently now and have noticed significant improvement in my energy levels, especially during workouts.

    They’re also a great snack in between meals, instead of reaching for that candy bar or ice cream.

  11. Thank you so much for spending time writing these articles and sharing them. I wouldn’t dispute any of these points and its so nice not to have fruit bad-mouthed for a change.

  12. Thank you for this article. I know a lot of people don’t agree with my way of healthy eating as I’m a vegan, but we can’t all agree on everything. I do think the more unprocessed the food the better though, so definitely agree with you about that.

    • Yes! It is very good that people are starting to agree that processed food is bad.

      I have nothing against veganism although it doesn’t appeal to me personally. People can thrive on various diets and I think people need to experiment and find out what works best for them.

  13. While I generally agree with much of your nutritional advice, I think it’s interesting that your arguments against wheat are that 1. we are not genetically designed to eat it since the agricultural revolution was fairly recent in human history, and 2. many people are sensitive to it… yet you encourage people to eat more dairy products (which have the exact same concerns and then some). Cutting down on wheat AND dairy is advisable for most.

    Additionally, encouraging people to eat more meat makes it unlikely that grass-fed, free-range options will be a sustainable way to meet increasing demand for meat. Americans already eat a LOT of meat, which has given rise to the current state of the meat industry. I don’t think eating more meat is necessarily the answer (and no, I am not a vegan or vegetarian). What do you think about nuts and legumes for increased protein? I eat a fair amount of local free-range eggs, also.

    Like you said, people tend to disagree A LOT about nutrition, but thanks for putting out information that is researched and coherent.

  14. Hi Kris,

    My diet consists of meat, fish, raw milk, raw cheese, raw kefir, bacon, lard, sweet potatoes, avocados, olives, coconut oil and coffee. I stopped eating green vegetables because they cause gas and discomfort. Many in the Paleo community advocate eating loads of greens. What do you think?

    I haven’t touched a green in 6 months and feel fantastic.

  15. Raw dairy products are extremely nutritious. It’s the crappy pasturized Western style “dead” dairy (think Iogo, yoplait, activia, etc) that is a problem for many. Since eating raw dairy, I experience: clearer skin (you read right), fewer digestive symptoms, more weight loss, more energy, less bloating/ gas, better sleep, fewer colds, sudden bouts of uncontrollable bliss and more muscle. Basically, everything “officials” say you CAN’T achieve by eating dairy. But very few people have ever had real, raw dairy. That’s why so many are horribly unhealthy, fat and sick.

    Look at real coultures where dairy dominates: the Massai, the Scandenavians, the Norwegians. These people enjoy great health.

    As usual, the problem lies in manufacturing companies that want to SELL. if you’re not eating raw milk, you’ll be eating that watered down piss-like substance called skim milk which Lactancia loves for you to buy. If you’re not buying raw cheddar, you’ll be buying Kraft Singles (and then that awful spongy “toast” to go with it). If you’re not making your own yogurt with full fat dairy, you’ll be sure to buy Yop- a gel candy that’s worse than Twizzlers. If you’re not eating grilled steak from your local butcher, you’ll be sure to buy Lean Cuisine and frozen food like substances. Why reach or jus when you can have a Nature Valley bar? Only 15 grams of sugar per serving!

    Think about it people.

  16. Just found your site last night. Had eggs & bacon for breakfast today. What a difference! No 2PM blahs, no between meal hunger!!! Just wondering if there’s a difference between low carb foods & low glycemic foods. Thanks. Love the site! Nice to see information that’s I can actually understand without trying to dig up my nursing textbooks.

  17. PLEASE stop propagating this nonsense about needing to limit fruit if you are trying to lose weight. Fruit is one of the best things you can eat. If you’re exceeding your target calories for weight loss cut back on something else, NOT fruit.

    • Really Dave!?

      Fruit is water, sugar (fructose) and some fiber. Water is good, fructose isn’t, and fiber is indigestable by the body. Fructose is processed by the liver. If your liver isn’t up to snuff-which is 90% of the population-it is immediately turned to triglycerides and stored on the body. As in, you get fat! And it can raise your cholesterol.

      Kris: Two things

      As for #1 chicken and pork are high in polyunsaturated fat, which I’m sure you know is bad for you. #6 most if not all nuts have some sort of toxin. Mycotoxins, aflotoxin, molds. Nuts to be fit for human consumption should be raw to start, soaked for at least 8 hours and then dried. Love the blog, keep up the good work.

      • Hi… found your site and I’m fascinated. I have a question though. How does fruit affect your cholesterol levels? I’ve never heard that before.

        I’ve managed to lower my cholesterol by a full point in the last 4 months… much to my dr’s surprise. He was wanting to write a prescription but I told him to wait.

        • Calicat says:

          Oops. I forgot to add that I did decrease my fruit down to one or two per day… and no juice. I’ve cut way back on carbs and plan to go gluten free soon. My blood sugar does not spike the way it used to. I’ve only lost about 8 lbs, but that’s ok… It’s the medical issues that scared me. The weight can be more gradual.

          I have been within the normal sugar levels for 4 months too. I’m well on my way to reversing my diabetes :) I’ve only made a few changes… I make a smoothie with oatmeal, Greek yogurt, 1/2 banana, chia, cinnamon and almond milk once a day and I have a handful of almonds for a snack. I also put apple cider vinegar, olive oil and herbs in any salads I eat.

  18. Here’s how to judge the quality of this article.

    The bit on eggs boasts of their lutein content, and how vital it is to eye health.

    Eggs have tiny amounts of lutein, but large amounts of cholesterol and saturated fat (which do not have the healthy effects this articles says they do, but leave that aside for now).

    The article cites a journal study on lutein bioavailability from eggs vs. spinach.

    The study says that lutein is more bioavailable from eggs than spinach.

    Okay, here’s the reality: Eggs have so little lutein (one egg, 55 micrograms) compared to any green vegetable (1/2 cup spinach, 3780 micrograms) that the absorption (bioavailability) of eating two whole eggs gives less than half the bioavailable lutein (less than 26,000 nmol) than 1/2 cup of spinach (57,600 nmol). A quarter cup of spinach gives more usable lutein than two eggs–without the freight of fat, saturated fat, cholesterol, and sulfur.

    This article is nutritional nonsense.

    • Dietary cholesterol and saturated fat don’t cause harm, that is a myth. Here is an article with more detail and a lot more references on eggs:

      http://authoritynutrition.com/why-are-eggs-good-for-you/

      “In one study, supplementing with an average of 1.3 egg yolks per day for 4.5 weeks increased blood levels of Lutein by 28-50% and Zeaxanthine by 114-142%.”

      • In one study, feeding of 300g of vegetables per day for 4 days (days, not weeks) increased blood levels of Lutein by from 130% to 200%:

        “Consumption of any of the vegetable-supplemented meals resulted in a significantly increased plasma level of lutein compared with consumption of the control meal (1.3-
        fold (95% CI 104, 150 %) for broccoli, 1.3-fold (95% CI 108, 155 %) for green peas, 1.7-fold (95% CI 139, 197 %) for whole leaf spinach, 2.0-fold (95% CI 173, 239 %) for chopped spinach) (Table 2). Chopping of spinach enhanced this effect and plasma lutein levels after consumption of chopped spinach were significantly higher than those after whole leaf spinach (difference: 14 (95% CI 3×7, 25) %)…. The present study investigated the effect of 4 d consumption of different vegetables on the plasma status of carotenoids, folate and vitamin C.” — “Influence of feeding different vegetables on plasma levels of carotenoids, folate and vitamin C. Effect of disruption of the vegetable matrix,” Karin H. van het Hof , Lilian B. M. Tijburg, K. Pietrzik and Jan A. Weststrate. http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayFulltext?type=6&fid=885368&jid=BJN&volumeId=82&issueId=03&aid=885364

        None of these scientists is on the Egg Board, by the way. How about the scientists in the study you refer to?

        The vegetables, by the way, naturally contain the lutein. The lutein content of eggs has been increased by selecting foods loaded with lutein — that is, specific vegetable foods, like marigolds, algae meal, alfalfa meal — to get lutein into the eggs.

        Here’s a fun read: Find eggs in the USDA’s “USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 25–Content of Selected Foods per Common Measure, Lutein + zeaxanthin (μg) sorted by nutrient content.” (https://www.ars.usda.gov/SP2UserFiles/Place/12354500/Data/SR25/nutrlist/sr25w338.pdf) Eggs make their appearance on p. 3, and every food above eggs (with the exception of a few cold cereals like General Mills Berry Berry Kix–that’s right, presweetened Berry Berry Kix has more lutein in a serving than an egg) is a vegetable food.

        Go ahead and do that math with the higher bioavailability of lutein from eggs vs. vegetables. Any way you slice it, vegetables are so much greater sources of lutein than eggs that a couple teaspoons to a quarter cup (that’s 12 teaspoons, or a small serving) of greens has far more bioavailable lutein than eggs. Without the fat and cholesterol.

  19. I think you should also mention low sugar combined with high fat dairy. Full fat yogurt is loaded with HFCS so I buy the full fat plain Greek yogurt, which is full of protein, and mix in my own sugar substitute to sweeten it.

    It can then be further flavored with any extracts you may like or unsweetened coconut, slivered almonds, low sugar fruites, flaxseed meal, etc. The possibilities are endless!

  20. I meant that all yogurts, full fat and low fat alike can be loaded with HFCS.

  21. Karen Lee says:

    Thank you Kris, I am going to do my best to only eat clean. I really enjoy your articles and the way you handle the nay Sayers.

  22. Jeff W says:

    Hi Kris,

    Great article!

    I’m excited about this new attitude towards dieting. One confusing aspect for me is beef and eggs. There’s been recent articles describing how carnitine in beef and lecithin in eggs can produce choline in our systems which can lead to heart disease and strokes. Have you seen any of these articles and what’s your opinion?

    Thanks a ton.

  23. Jeff W says:

    Awesome! Very informative. Thanks again!

  24. K2 comes from the bacteria used to make cheese and has nothing to do with how the animal feeds.

  25. Tons of cheap grain-fed, factory farmed meat and mass-produced pasteurized dairy products IS the standard Western diet. Humans may have been eating these foods for a long time, but not in this form and not in these quantities.

    All those suffering from obesity, heart disease, and other Western afflictions worsened by acid pH and inflammation should think twice before heeding your advice to “Don’t sweat it.” Not to mention the ethical and spiritual ramifications of eating tortured animals.

    • Umm… what? The standard western diet is just about the mass-produced meat and dairy? What about the refined wheat? What about the sugar, the vegetable oils, the trans fats, all the junk processed food?

      No real evidence links animal foods to obesity or cardiovascular disease. Only observational studies and animal studies cherry picked by the vegan docs to mislead people, period.

      Plus there are plenty of such studies, often of a much higher quality, showing that there is NO link, carefully ignored by vegan proponents because they don’t fit their agenda.

      Processed meat is bad, I agree. But naturally fed/raised animals are perfectly healthy and humans have been eating them for hundreds of thousands of years without problems.

      • Kris, I just had my blood work done and my cholesterol is high, LDL and HD is backwards, meaning bad fat is high and good fat is low. So much that my doctor ordered my blood work to be tested for hardening of the arteries.

        Doctor’s advice, and all other friends and family doctors advise is 1. no red meat, 2. no cheese, 3. no eggs. Please explain. Thanks.

  26. Just had a cholesterol screening this past week, and will find out the results next week. In the past 4-5 years I have managed to cut my triglycerides in half and significantly lower my LDL, but I’ve been struggling to raise my HDL without bringing everything else up. For the past two months I have eaten a scrambled egg for breakfast (does a killer job on my appetite), a spinach salad for lunch (with chickpeas & cucumbers) and have limited my grains intake to about once a week.

    I eat meat about once a week (usually turkey). I am curious to see what my cholesterol will be this time around. Last year I experimented with eating oatmeal everyday for 2 months, and it definitely lowered my total cholesterol, but it certainly lowered my HDL as well. Any tips to raise the good without raising the bad?

    • Exercise will raise your HDL. A little glass of wine most days will help as well. No trans fats or margarine, but a low fat diet is not good either. My HDL is up to 78. My triglycerides and LDL numbers are very good. My cholesterol is high but my ratio is excellent, 3 or something like that.

      I would still like to get my cholesterol down to less than 200 so that’s why I am staying on the low carb high fat diet. In the past, I have been mostly on a fruit and vegetable diet cause that’s just what I like to eat. I think it was Dr Michael Eades that said “don’t listen to your body, that’s stupid.” Or maybe it was Dr Jay Wortman?

      Anyway, I am waiting to see how all my numbers come out. I have read Sloniacin is good for raising HDL but I have never used it.

  27. Leslie Anne says:

    If you just stop using any sweeteners of any kind, you will get use to it and not need sweeteners anymore. I am to the point of enjoying 100% chocolate now (it doesn’t have any sweeteners or milk in it). If I were to eat plain yogurt, it actually tastes naturally sweet to me (I gave yogurt up because dairy products spike my blood sugar and I am trying to get off of insulin… I have already cut down from 50 insulin per meal to 20… and have lost 40 pounds, so far).

  28. Leslie Anne says:

    It seems people have a hard time just sacrificing. For instance, there is the common excuse, “I can’t eat raw vegetables without lots of ranch dip”.

    Actually, YES, you CAN. You just open your mouth and shove the vegetable in and chew… wash it down with water if you need to. Fast forward a couple of weeks and your tastes will have changed and you’ll be use to them plain. I’ve forced myself to eat at least 30 new foods this year by just bucking up and forcing them down, with a glass of water to wash them down, if necessary. I now enjoy foods I used to hate and actually crave them.

  29. Hey, Kris. Started reading your articles a few weeks ago and I really find them useful. It is expensive but I’m going to really try to follow this diet this month, everything organic and grass fed.

    Thanks for all your help… you really made me realize I need to change my diet :)

  30. Just one week into healthy eating and I am looking for ideas besides tea and water for beverages?

  31. Anastasia says:

    I take your point that high-fat dairy products from grass fed cows are a better choice than the low-fat dairy products that we are told are healthier for us. But to put even ‘good’ dairy into a healthiest food category was a bit of a surprise to me.

    I love your blog, in fact it is a great ‘go to’ place for wise words and it is a breath of fresh air. But I still have to be cautious about putting dairy produce on a healthy food list. The evidence isn’t clear that dairy has essential and clear health benefits.

  32. Meanwhile, I am spending more and more time sifting through all the “low fat” rubbish that they sell in the supermarkets.

  33. Great article Kris!

    The list of foods you’ve posted here reminds me a lot of the best diet I’ve ever followed and I remember how good it made me feel. You might be familiar with it, it’s from Men’s Magazine’s “The Abs Diet”. I’ll never forget the acronym “ABS DIET POWER 12″.

    Almonds and other nuts.
    Beans and other legumes.
    Spinach.
    Diary.
    Instant Oatmeal.
    Eggs.
    Turkey and other white meats.
    Peanut Butter.
    Olive oil.
    Whole grain breads & Pastas.
    Extra protein.
    Raspberries and other berries.

    Hmmm, I think I should go back to eating this way! Makes a lot more sense!

  34. J.M.Sousa says:

    So your advice is to, um, eat meat, fish, eggs, nuts and seeds, oils and tubers. In other words, everything except grains.

    Really selective. Brilliant.

    Btw, please inform people more responsibly: the mercury levels found in many fish, particularly the larger ones such as tuna, are so high no amount of omega-3 could possibly offset the damage resulting from consuming them.

  35. Marcia Sansone says:

    I have lost 8 lbs in three weeks, mostly in the beginning of my low carb/low sugar diet! I am at a stand still for the last two weeks. I do drink Pinot Grigio every night, two glasses although, my carb and sugar intake is very low. Is this what’s hurting me on my diet?

  36. Hi Marcia, maybe try just one glass if red?

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