bad diet advice

  1. Bad diets top the charts

    The 'best' diets are really the worst

    How can you tell a good diet from a bad one? Easy -- if it cracks a mainstream list of "top" diets, you know you're onto something bad. And the worst of all these lists is the one published each year by U.S. News & World Report.

    Does anyone besides me find an annual diet ranking absurd on the face of it?

    Diets aren't ballplayers whose stats change from year to year. A good diet should be a good diet year in and year out -- and the fact that they're open to changing their rankings every 12 months should tell you right off the bat how unsure they are of their own standards.

    In any case, this year's winner is the bland and miserable DASH diet created by bland and miserable government bureaucrats.

    The reason it's so bland and miserable is that DASH stands for "Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension" -- and like the rest of the mainstream, the DASH creators have bought into the absurd myth that salt causes hypertension.

    "The lower your salt intake is, the lower your blood pressure," the plan's brochure declares.

    This is true only in the sense that a diet of zero sodium will bring blood pressure down to zero, because it will kill you. But sodium alone will neither cause nor cure high blood pressure.

    Of course, the rest of the list of "top diets" isn't much better. It's pretty much a rogue's gallery of bad diet ideas -- Weight Watchers makes an appearance, along with Jenny Craig, TLC, and the Mediterranean Diet.

    But don't worry about which one was ranked where -- because you can forget all of them.

    You don't need a brochure or a magazine to know what works best. Just get back to basics. Skip all processed foods, minimize carbs, and bring your sugar intake down to near zero. Then, load up on fresh animal fats -- and don't be afraid to use as much salt as your taste buds tell you to.

    You'll look better, feel better, and eat better than ever.

  2. Fruits and vegetables won't make you less hungry

    Loading up on produce won't help you to lose weight

    When you're on a diet, you don't need "advice" from well-meaning friends. You need earplugs so you can tune them all out!

    Count your calories! Cut your fat! Guzzle water by the gallon!

    Do these people have any idea how ridiculous they sound? They may as well tell you to make a magic diet potion with bat's breath and eye of newt -- it'll be about as effective.

    One of the worst pieces of advice you'll hear is also one of the most common -- and that's the lettuce-brained call to eat more fruits and vegetables.

    Supposedly, loading up on cabbage and kale will somehow trick your belly into feeling full -- and if you want to know how well it works, just ask one of the obese dieters who were told to eat a bunch of fruits and vegetables before meals as part of a new study.

    They didn't feel fuller. They didn't feel better. They didn't feel more satisfied. They didn't even lose weight -- and the ones who ate more fruit in particular actually gained some. And when they drank 100 calories of juice at lunch to boost their fruit intake, they gained up to five pounds over eight weeks.

    That's not a diet -- that's a disaster!

    Vegetables simply won't help you feel full. And fruits will do the opposite since the sugars in them will mess with the hormones that signal hunger and satisfaction. Other carbs will have the same effect, which is why any diet that doesn't start by cutting those levels down to near zero will ultimately fail.

    And that's also why eliminating carbs will practically guarantee diet success.

    The sooner you figure that out, the better. And once you do, you won't have to learn any other tricks. There's no calorie counting or portion control -- and no gallons of water to drink.

    Just enjoy a diet rich in fresh animal fats and proteins. Eat until you feel full, and let your body take care of the rest.

    It'll take some getting used to after years of riding the high-carb train wreck. But unlike bat's breath, eye of newt and loading up on fruits and vegetables, this is one bit of diet advice that actually works.

    And if you're sick and tired of all the nagging and want to learn more about the REAL truth about animal fats and other sacred mainstream medical myths subscribers to The Douglass Report can took a look at my free online archives here.

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