Yesterday At our post new years holiday party- there was
a platter of fresh veggies ( carrots, zucchini, peppers, broccoli, mushrroms),
a platter of chips, fried chicken eggrolls, fried mozzarella sticks, with dipping sauces,
a platter of ham, mozzarella, fried mushrooms and fried peppers
chicken wings with dipping sauces.
There is a eating for life plan that promotes fresh or cooked fruits and vegetables as the majority of your diet because they contain a lot of nutrients. This plan also endorses nuts and beans and tries to limit the intake of saturated fats in the diet. The American diet is high in saturated fats, sugar, processed foods and low in nutrients. This may be one of the reasons why people overeat – in order to get in all the nutrients they need.
I started this style of eating a week ago, and am eating 5 fresh fruit a day ( banana, apple, orange, blueberries etc). I ALSO am eating stewed vegetable soups containing carrots, broccoli, brussel sprouts, kidney beans and chickpeas.
I will try to limit meat intake to once a week and I will try to limit fish intake to once or twice a week as well.
Last night for dinner I had a fresh salad with spinach, lettuce, kidney beans, carrots, broccoli and then went to the party where I had more fresh vegetables while others ate the chicken wings and fried foods.
I recently recommended this eating pattern to a 58 year old diabetic patient with hypertension and high cholesterol who is 5ft 5 and weighs 270. He is in the early stages of kidney disease from his adult onset diabetes and needs to lose weight and improve his blood pressure from diet in addition to the medications he is presently on.
I would people to comment on what they think of the above eating habits. Do you think it is possible for this patient to overcome his present condition by nutritional medicine.