Interview: ‘Perfect 10 Diet’ Author Loves Saturated Fat, But Eschews Red Meat

Filed under: Health,In The News — @ January 27, 2010


Dr. Michael Aziz created “The Perfect 10 Diet” to balance the hormones

Each year we are exposed to so many brand new diet books that attempt to put a new spin on nutrition and health. While the old Biblical saying that “there’s nothing new under the sun” is 100% correct, it’s nice to see how authors try to package their message for consumers to become educated about what to do regarding their weight and health. One trend I’m beginning to see happening that is encouraging to me is the move to play up the health BENEFITS of consuming saturated fat which is something today’s podcast interview guest is all-too-eager to talk about in his new book!

In Episode 328 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” we hear from physician Dr. Michael Aziz, author of The Perfect 10 Diet: 10 Key Hormones That Hold the Secret to Losing Weight and Feeling Great-Fast!. This book identifies the 10 key hormones in the body that need to be properly balanced through your diet and Dr. Aziz believes he has found the “perfect” solution to do just that. As you listen to him speak about “low-carb extremes,” you’ll discover he’s mainly talking about the heavy reliance on soy protein bars, too many processed meats, the aversion to consuming carb-rich but what he believes are healthy carbohydrates like potatoes, and eating too much grilled red meat which he links to cancer. While I’m not convinced red meat is at all unhealthy for my body, I do think he makes some excellent points regarding the way some people choose to follow low-carb.

Listen to Dr. Michael Aziz share why he wrote his book, what he thinks is wrong with traditional low-fat and low-carb diets, why mainstream low-carb diets should only be consumed by bodybuilders, what he thinks is “unbalanced” about a high-fat, moderate-protein, low-carb diet, why eating a lot of fruit is unhealthy, the macronutrient ratio of his plan, the differences between Perfect 10 and Dr. Barry Sears’ Zone diet, why diabetics are successful on his diet, his support for consuming healthy saturated fats, whether pastured and organic foods are better to eat, why low-fat diets need to be avoided, what the ten hormones he discusses in his book are, the Perfect 10 food pyramid, his aversion to consuming red meat more than once every three weeks, what he thinks about eating more rare cuts of red meat, why dairy is limited on his program, his belief that ketosis is “extreme,” why soy is unhealthy, his problem with some of the low-carb products, how to change the way people think about saturated fat, the problem with vegetable oils, the deception of food labels, his promotion of organic produce to avoid pesticides, what the differences between The Perfect 10 and the Paleo diet, why bread additives are bad, how you can spike your insulin eating a high-fat, low-carb diet, why he believes you should never buy more than ten items at the grocery store at one time, whether it is wise to remain in Stage 1 of his plan, why he promotes consuming more non-sugary, carbohydrate-rich foods that are addictive to stave off cravings, and what supplements he recommends.

Click here to listen to this interview that is packed with a hefty punch of points to ponder. So, take it all in and process what you think about it as it relates to your low-carb lifestyle!

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