What A Nutter… er, Nutritionist Eats

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If you’re trying to eat right, then following the diet of a nutritionist is probably a good start.

That may be the scariest first sentence I’ve ever read in a health and fitness article. It ranks up there with we’re from the government, and we’re here to help.

After seeing countless nutritionists quoted in online health articles over the years, I’ve reached the conclusion that every time a nutritionist leaves a room, the average IQ goes up by several points. (To be fair to nutritionists, that’s not always true. Sometimes the room is full of stupid people.  Or government officials who are there to help.)

Anyway, that scary first sentence is from a Business Insider online article titled A nutritionist shares pictures of everything she eats in a day.  I suppose the pictures would be useful for people who want to follow the nutritionist’s advice but are intimidated by reading. For those who don’t mind reading, the nutritionist provided commentary to go along with the pictures. Let’s take a look at what she has to say.

I am thirsty when I wake up, so I start the day with a combo juice of calcium-fortified orange juice and 100% cranberry juice.

I’ve found water helps with that thirst problem.

I dilute it with water, otherwise it’s too sweet. I love the sweet/sour taste, besides all the vitamin C, potassium, folic acid, calcium, and diuretic benefits from the cranberry juice.

Personally, I’ve never had problems peeing in the morning, so the diuretic benefit doesn’t appeal to me. The sweet portion of that sweet/sour taste, of course, comes from the sugar in the orange juice.

On the way to work, around 8:30 a.m., almost every day I eat oatmeal with unsalted peanuts and cinnamon in the car.

Um … uh …. you eat your oatmeal in the car? Almost every day?

Well, that’s just a fabulous idea. The world needs more distracted drivers. While you’re eating your oatmeal (and feeling like you have to pee from those diuretic benefits), perhaps you could send a few texts and apply some eyeliner.

When I get to the office, I make a big mug of decaf mocha-latte coffee and go over my emails. I love them! I use instant decaffeinated coffee with a teaspoon of 100% cacao (natural unsweetened cocoa) topped with a generous amount of 1% milk. The non-alkalized cocoa powder provides heart-healthy flavanols, which may be otherwise processed out in dark chocolate. I drink three to four of these big mugs throughout the day and night to stay hydrated and get a source of calcium.

Again, I’m reasonably sure water would help with the hydration.

I need a mid-morning snack, so around 11 a.m. I eat one-third to one-half of a bar of my favorite chocolate-chip cookie-dough Quest bar.

You need a mid-morning snack? After that power breakfast of orange juice, cranberry juice, oatmeal, a few peanuts and some 1% milk? Well, I am shocked.

I get hungry between 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. and eat lunch consisting of plain Greek yogurt with fruit, nuts, and Fiber One cereal for added fiber.

You get hungry again an hour after your mid-morning snack? I must be doing something wrong. I ate breakfast around 8:30 this morning and wasn’t hungry again until dinner.

I was hungry again at 2 p.m. and made my own microwave popcorn with olive oil.

You were hungry again two hours after lunch?!  Let’s see … fruit, cereal, non-fat yogurt … aren’t those the kinds of foods promoted by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act? I’m starting to think these (ahem) healthy foods aren’t so effective at quelling hunger.

I love popcorn and have to measure it out or I eat too much.

Yeah, that’s why I have to measure out my bacon in the morning. You know how it is: you start eating bacon, next thing you know you’ve finished the whole package.  Then you go see a therapist to ask why.

Around 4 p.m. I was feeling stressed but not hungry, so I chewed my favorite peppermint gum. The more stressed I am, the more pieces of gum I chew at a time. Up to four pieces!

Geez, I don’t know how anyone could feel stressed after fueling up on orange juice, cranberry juice, oatmeal, a few peanuts, half a protein bar, non-fat yogurt, fruit and Fiber One cereal. Those sound like perfect brain-calming foods to me. Congratulations on going two hours without feeling hungry, though.

I got home early around 5 p.m. and was tired and hungry, so I ate a handful of peanut M&Ms for a chocolate, sugar energy boost. Since I am sensitive to caffeine, chocolate is the only caffeine I need and is usually included in my daily diet.

I don’t know how anyone could feel tired and hungry after fueling up on orange juice, cranberry juice, oatmeal, a few peanuts, half a protein bar, non-fat yogurt, fruit, Fiber One cereal, and some carefully-measured microwave popcorn. Must be something genetic. Good thing chocolate is included in your daily diet. That sugar energy boost sounds like a godsend.

My husband wasn’t around, so I had leftover Indian food for dinner around 6:30 p.m. I love Indian food and created this dish the night before: curry chicken, onions, apples, raisins, and coconut with garlic naan.

Careful there, lady. If you accidentally skip the raisins and garlic flat-bread, you’ll end up eating something resembling a decent meal.

On the way to my 8:30 p.m. yoga class, I bring a big bottle of iced water. When I get home, I like to drink flavored sparkling water around 9:45 p.m. to 10 p.m. while watching TV.

I drink sparkling water at night too … although I pee it out in the morning without the diuretic benefits of cranberry juice.

The nutritionist didn’t list her portion sizes, but I can make a pretty good guess from the pictures. So entered her day’s dietary choices into Excel and added calories, carbs, protein, etc., by looking them up in online databases. If I’m in the ballpark (and I’m pretty sure I am), the nutritionist consumed right around 2,000 calories, including 100 grams of protein and 250 carbohydrates. Half the carbs – 125 – were from sugar.

As a point of reference, if you drank three 12-ounce cans of Coca-Cola, you’d ingest 117 grams of sugar.

If you’re trying to eat right, then following the diet of a nutritionist is probably a good start.

I may yell that at any trick-or-treaters who show up on my doorstep. If they’re smart, they’ll scream and run away.


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309 thoughts on “What A Nutter… er, Nutritionist Eats

  1. Guy Cool

    You should make a list of what you eat in a day too and post it for us! Obviously it would probably be a shorter list since you don’t get as hungry but still it would be fun to see what you eat with pictures!

  2. Tricia

    OMG that was hilarious. We have a dietician in our office and it’s painful to hear her dietary advice. She is not exactly the picture of health and always looks exhausted. Must be all that My Plate garbage that she’s pushing. No thanks.

    1. JillOz

      I’m not the picture of health either but I went off grains – it helped me a lot – and can tell people why they should or, if they have health problems, I at least tell them about Wheat Belly and Grain Brain.
      I figure the info ‘s good even if I don’t exactly look the part. 😉

  3. Galina L.

    I would be a miracle to have a normal A1c on a such diet. According to symptoms like frequent hunger her blood sugar is not stable.

      1. Daci

        She is headed down the wrong path for sure. It’s such a shame she will never see your insightful comments..This blog gets a 10.

      2. Bob Geary

        I’m old enough (and I think you are too, Tom) to remember when “avoid between-meal snacks” was 100% standard, non-controversial diet advice that every mother and grandmother knew. You don’t hear it much anymore, of course, because being hungry every two hours is GOOD for you now, I guess.

        1. Tom Naughton

          If you live on carbage, you probably need to eat every two hours to get the blood sugar back up.

  4. Dianne

    I followed the link just to be sure you weren’t making this up to be funny, then shook my head in complete disbelief. This sounds a lot like the “program” I followed through my working years, the one that “helped” me gain 100 lbs over what I weighed when I was married at age 26. Oh, yes, lots of good healthy whole grain oatmeal — after all, “it’s a love-pat for your tummy.” And a constant intake of carbs to help me overcome the equally constant energy crashes. PLEASE tell me this woman isn’t really a “registered dietitian nutritionist.”

  5. Richard David Feinman

    Don’t forget our friends who are nutritionists and have the dedication to stay in the room and keep the IQ up. They really do deserve some credit.

    Sometimes it takes a while for things to register but the image of the woman spilling the oatmeal and unsalted peanuts all over the front seat of the car made me laugh out loud.

    1. Tom Naughton

      Yeah, I appreciate the dietitians who have the guts to stand up to the standard-issue nonsense.

  6. Guy Cool

    You should make a list of what you eat in a day too and post it for us! Obviously it would probably be a shorter list since you don’t get as hungry but still it would be fun to see what you eat with pictures!

  7. Butler Reynolds

    Doc Brown called. He wants that dietitian to come back to 1985 and bring his DeLorean back along with her outdated ideas of what’s nutritious.

  8. pam

    mmm i wonder if she is pre-diabetic; cause she gets hungry every 2 hours & eats like a bird.

    i also can’t handle that much liquid; i’d pee all the time day & night.

    1. Lisa

      I thought the same thing. Nothing she ate all day sounded or looked the least bit satisfying or appetizing. Until she mentioned the Indian dinner.

      1. Catherine

        Very little protein other than the curried chicken – no wonder the woman is constantly hungry!!

  9. pam

    sorry me again.
    once a nutritionist told me that i should eat every 2 hours

    i told her i did not see the point of eating when i’m not hungry. only made me want to puke.

    she said or else, i’d die of hypoglycemia.

    i refrained from asking if that was why she gained all her weight by eating when not hungry..

    1. Walter Bushell

      Tom Lehrer said, ‘Political satire was dead when Henry Kissinger won the Nobel Peace Prize.’ But seriously, O’bomb-a????

      The main trouble with satire is it can too easily give the targets new and “improved” ideas.

  10. Tricia

    OMG that was hilarious. We have a dietician in our office and it’s painful to hear her dietary advice. She is not exactly the picture of health and always looks exhausted. Must be all that My Plate garbage that she’s pushing. No thanks.

    1. JillOz

      I’m not the picture of health either but I went off grains – it helped me a lot – and can tell people why they should or, if they have health problems, I at least tell them about Wheat Belly and Grain Brain.
      I figure the info ‘s good even if I don’t exactly look the part. 😉

  11. Galina L.

    I would be a miracle to have a normal A1c on a such diet. According to symptoms like frequent hunger her blood sugar is not stable.

      1. Daci

        She is headed down the wrong path for sure. It’s such a shame she will never see your insightful comments..This blog gets a 10.

      2. Bob Geary

        I’m old enough (and I think you are too, Tom) to remember when “avoid between-meal snacks” was 100% standard, non-controversial diet advice that every mother and grandmother knew. You don’t hear it much anymore, of course, because being hungry every two hours is GOOD for you now, I guess.

        1. Tom Naughton Post author

          If you live on carbage, you probably need to eat every two hours to get the blood sugar back up.

  12. Dianne

    I followed the link just to be sure you weren’t making this up to be funny, then shook my head in complete disbelief. This sounds a lot like the “program” I followed through my working years, the one that “helped” me gain 100 lbs over what I weighed when I was married at age 26. Oh, yes, lots of good healthy whole grain oatmeal — after all, “it’s a love-pat for your tummy.” And a constant intake of carbs to help me overcome the equally constant energy crashes. PLEASE tell me this woman isn’t really a “registered dietitian nutritionist.”

  13. Richard David Feinman

    Don’t forget our friends who are nutritionists and have the dedication to stay in the room and keep the IQ up. They really do deserve some credit.

    Sometimes it takes a while for things to register but the image of the woman spilling the oatmeal and unsalted peanuts all over the front seat of the car made me laugh out loud.

    1. Tom Naughton Post author

      Yeah, I appreciate the dietitians who have the guts to stand up to the standard-issue nonsense.

  14. Stipetic

    From the comments she received, it doesn’t appeared she fooled anyone. I suspect she may have transformed herself into a triathlete and marathoner to respond to her critics.

    Anyway. I had a fistfull-size slab of ribeye for breakfast, and won’t be eating again until I get home tonight after 7 pm. That would make for a short article and two pictures. And no sugar. 🙂

    1. JillOz

      How did you get the comments? I kept clicking on it and only got 3 comments. I would really like to read the responses.

  15. Mari

    OMG, this is one of the greatest blog post I’ve ever read, just brilliant analysis :))).

  16. Butler Reynolds

    Doc Brown called. He wants that dietitian to come back to 1985 and bring his DeLorean back along with her outdated ideas of what’s nutritious.

  17. Nick

    This is great! Love your comments Tom:)

    It reminds me of a day I spent with my friends who are all into healthy living and they were eating cereal bars every couple of hours to keep their energy levels up. I was still full from my bacon and eggs in the morning.

    As a contrast would you post what you generally eat in a day. I’d love to see the comparison.

  18. pam

    mmm i wonder if she is pre-diabetic; cause she gets hungry every 2 hours & eats like a bird.

    i also can’t handle that much liquid; i’d pee all the time day & night.

    1. Lisa

      I thought the same thing. Nothing she ate all day sounded or looked the least bit satisfying or appetizing. Until she mentioned the Indian dinner.

      1. Catherine

        Very little protein other than the curried chicken – no wonder the woman is constantly hungry!!

  19. pam

    sorry me again.
    once a nutritionist told me that i should eat every 2 hours

    i told her i did not see the point of eating when i’m not hungry. only made me want to puke.

    she said or else, i’d die of hypoglycemia.

    i refrained from asking if that was why she gained all her weight by eating when not hungry..

    1. Tom Naughton Post author

      Well, if you eat carbage, you probably will get hypoglycemia two hours later if you don’t eat.

      1. Galina L.

        In a worse case scenario you may mistake you low-blood sugar symptoms for panic attacks (identical description if you google it) and start to take medications for your diet-induced mental disorder. I know couple people doing just that.

        1. pam

          really? that’s a possibility.

          once my diabetic friend became very shaky & neurotic one day; turned out his meal was delayed — his wife was supposed to bring home takeout but must have got stuck in traffic.

          he did not have his “survival gear” (he usually carries some chocolate w/ him)

          so he had to drink some sugary soft drink. (too bad i didn’t have any chocolate with me)

          good his wife came back after 20 min.

      2. pam

        ps. forgot to mention: she has a dietician license. also chubby.
        i assured her that not to worry about me getting hypoglycemia cause i measured my BG occasionally.

        1. Galina L.

          Really. The people I know are real, and they are treated with real medications for anxiety and sleep problems, because one of consequences of eating carbs before a bed time for a person with a metabolic derangement is a blood sugar drop couple hours later due to attempts for a body to compensate, it manifests itself with nightmares and night sweats, and the victim of cookies before a bed time wakes up in the morning with a heavy head and low energy. Just google separately hypoglycemia and a panic attack which turns into a nightmare at night. Probably, diabetics are a separate issue, they may make a mistake with the dose of their insulin (and I guess the more carbs they need to cover with the injection, the more the mistake margin). The standard recommendation for a hypoglycemia is never missing a meal and snack often.

          1. Galina L.

            I think the diet which keeps a person hungry is the wrong one. After somebody gets fat, there is no guarantee that individual will acquire a perfect body shape on any diet. BTW, it is possible to even gain weight on a wrong application of a LC diet. Harder, but possible. Eating often, eating when not hungry, consuming too much fat dairy and nuts are just few ways to do it. There is more.

          1. Galina L.

            JM is a good example that LC can’t easily solve all weight problems, however, JM used to weight more than 400lbs before his diet, if I remember correctly. He is the case of a reduced weight dieter who hasn’t reach an optimal weight and is straggling not to regain.
            The dietitian who recorded her every meal for a day is a naturally-normal weight person who doesn’t eat well.

  20. Marion

    Oh. My. F*cking. God!!! And they let these people loose on the unsuspecting public?!!!

    1. Tom Naughton Post author

      She might be a member of the lucky-gene club and get away with it. It’s the people who follow her advice I’m worried about.

  21. Armando

    I follow a nutritionist advice once, it cost me 400$ AUD, and I only ended up losing more muscle and gaining more fat. Also, I was always hungry. After 8 hours of walking (I was a meter reader) they were recommending me to exercise 30 minutes a day. The funny thing about this, is some of them are naturally thin people. From the books I have been reading such as the “Missing Microbes” by Martin Blaser, maybe it is not such a good idea to eat poultry, bovine, and swine. In the US since the 1940s they have been using antibiotics to fatten up these animals. http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/20120106/antibiotics-food-animals-faq
    http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/health/2010-06-29-antibiotics29_ST_N.htm
    They even use them in plants:http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22849276

    Sorry to go off topic, but since changing diets that do not involve high doses of sugar and carbohydrates, I only eat twice a day. I want to move around and have the energy to do. If I did this nutritionist’s diet, I would probably become a type 2 diabetic again.

    1. Tom Naughton Post author

      I often eat three times per day, but only because I want to keep the protein infusions happening regularly.

  22. Mark

    I can make it scarier. If you’re trying to eat right, then following the diet of a veagn is probably a good start. Ooh that gave me chills.

  23. Stipetic

    From the comments she received, it doesn’t appeared she fooled anyone. I suspect she may have transformed herself into a triathlete and marathoner to respond to her critics.

    Anyway. I had a fistfull-size slab of ribeye for breakfast, and won’t be eating again until I get home tonight after 7 pm. That would make for a short article and two pictures. And no sugar. 🙂

    1. JillOz

      How did you get the comments? I kept clicking on it and only got 3 comments. I would really like to read the responses.

  24. j

    I was starting to think it was another nutty vegan diet until I saw the curry chicken. Im surprised though that these meals amounted to 2k calories. Just by the looks of it alone I think that I would starve. These meals look tiny. Id need at least another 500 calories to feel satisfied.
    Most of these “meals” Id be ok eating, except for the oatmeal one..does not look delicious. Not a fan of juice either. Definitely would have to add more meat options throughout the day though.
    And yea, the whole ‘Im thirsty so Im gonna drink everything except water’ is just ridiculous.
    Anyway, any diet where youre so worried to the point where you have to measure out homemade popcorn seems wrong..

    1. j

      Oh..the part about eating a whole package of bacon..been there a couple of times and were a therapist to be involved I would have told them how tasty it was..
      And OMG..did not notice the part where she only eats half of a Quest bar..only half!!?? She must be joking..
      She’s about as clueless as McDonalds, who has now decided to serve breakfast all day. Because thats what people want..disgusting breakfast sandwiches for dinner …genius!

  25. Nick

    This is great! Love your comments Tom:)

    It reminds me of a day I spent with my friends who are all into healthy living and they were eating cereal bars every couple of hours to keep their energy levels up. I was still full from my bacon and eggs in the morning.

    As a contrast would you post what you generally eat in a day. I’d love to see the comparison.

      1. Walter Bushell

        It’s standard nutritional advice, AFAIKT. Eat high carb every two hours so your insulin never gets low enough for fat to be burned. For people on these diets more or less any fat they eat does go on their body. Maybe they can burn a little fat during sleep if they don’t get up and raid the kitchen. Maybe they have cookies or potato chips on the nightstand.

  26. Galina L.

    I GOOGLed that nutritionist, she is rather prominent in her field – Ruth Frechman, MA, RDN, CPT. Speaker, Nutrition Consultant, Author of books. She not only eats a ridiculous diet, but teaches others to do the same (probably by telling that counting calories is the priority, and the moderation in eating a junk is the key). Fortunately for her, she is not fat as many of her colleagues, and nowadays the lack of a frank obesity is considered to be the proof of a healthy diet that individual eats. There are people who predisposed less to a fat gain, it doesn’t make then healthy by default. Very often it is not the case at all. Many of such people (as i observe in real life) start to have problems with a blood pressure, lipids profile and an unstable blood sugars earlier in life than the individuals who accumulate fat easier.

  27. Alex R

    Since I am sensitive to caffeine, chocolate is the only caffeine I need and is usually included in my daily diet.

    I’m pretty sure there’s also caffeine in those 3-4 teaspoons of cocoa powder she adds to her decaf. Because, you know, caffeine in chocolate is from cocoa.

    1. Desmond

      Cocoa does contain caffeine (and more importantly theobromine:”food of the gods”) but not very much.

      Putting cocoa powder is coffee is the only thing I do that she recommends (without the skim milk). At 22% fat, it is a tasty way to get a creamy coffee if you don’t have a refrigerator around. You do have to keep stirring it, though. I also tried putting coconut oil in my coffee, but am not a fan of it.

      I am a bit surprised she does not use fat-free cocoa powder, which I consider one of the stupidest products on the shelves of my market (and there are many stupid products).

      1. Bob Geary

        One thing that worked for me when I was trying out that “butter coffee” thing but didn’t want to run the Vitamix at 5AM was a device called a “coffee frother” – there’s a bunch of them on Amazon for $10-20 or so. It’s basically a battery-powered high-speed whisk that you stick into a cup of coffee – it completely emulsified the coffee with the butter or the coconut oil or the raw egg (like I said, I was experimenting…)

        I’m sure it’d incorporate the cocoa nicely too.

  28. Mark

    I can make it scarier. If you’re trying to eat right, then following the diet of a veagn is probably a good start. Ooh that gave me chills.

  29. Sandy

    I ate similar to that pre-Fat Head, and I remember the relentless hunger and stress, then the depression when I was still hungry but had already eaten my allotted calories for the day. That’s no way to live. I don’t think it’s an accident that she looks unhappy as well as unhealthy, like most nutritionists I’ve seen pictures of. Thanks for setting us Fat Heads on the right path.

    1. Namu

      Same here. Back in college I was eating oh-so-healthy, because I was getting overweight and just had to do something about it. Skim-milk hearthealthywholegrain granola breakfasts with home-pressed orange juice, and I’d cook myself every other meal: carefully selected lean meat (or later, no meat) only, canned veggies and lots of bread. And candy (hey it’s fat-free wouldn’t you know ?). Cue the calorie counting, hunger-craving-splurge-guilt cycle of despair, deep depression (I almost jumped from a tall building) and sleep disruptions (I had a 25 hour cycle messing with my studies).

      Never again.

  30. JillOz

    That’s not eating, that’s snacking!
    All day!

    I still eat ice cream and some fattening foods here and there – no grains – but I’m not a nutritionist telling millions what to eat and modelling terrible eating habits.
    I also actually know the difference between actual food and that weird pap she tried to pass off as healthy eating.

    Extraordinary! Talk about lack of self- let alone – nutrition – awareness.

  31. Elenor

    I started some years ago buying (yeah, cheap Chinese-made) trinkets to give out at Halloween… instead of “poisoning” the neighborhood kids with sugar, I ‘distract’ them (and usually quite please them!) with some small plastic toy-thing… (I DO make sure, with any … mentally challenged … kids to make them repeat after me that “it’s NOT candy, so don’t eat it!”)

  32. Janknitz

    I first read this on a FB post and words cannot adequately describe how I feel about this day in a nutritionist’s life that is completely devoid of … NUTRITION! Geez! Where’s the real food, the vegetables (oh, wait, there were onions in her chicken concoction!) is there a single thing she ate all day that promotes health instead of destroying it?

    The very saddest part is that this lady is riding the blood sugar roller coaster big time and can’t recognize it in herself. Pity the poor insulin resistant people who seek her advice and are probably told that frequent sugary meals are the solution.

    And I’ll bet her calories where nowhere near 2000, Tom. That would be considered a
    crime by a woman who thinks low fat crap products are food. I’m guessing 1200 at most.

    1. Tom Naughton

      That’s what struck me immediately. If you’re hungry every two hours, something’s wrong the diet.

  33. Walter Bushell

    We can hope that people will be eliminated by “accident”[1]. Just hope they don’t take too many innocents with them.

    [1] I wouldn’t call that an accident, just a foreseeable consequence.

    Some of these distracted drivers would benefit from a couple of months in those upstate institutes of learning for retards.

  34. Firebird

    I don’t know whether to laugh or cry. I do know that I ran out of Windex from cleaning the hot tea off my monitor.

    BTW…for those of you who, like me, enjoy Quest Bars, the manufacturer went the cheap route and replaced the prebiotic Isomaltooligosaccharide with cheap corn fiber.

    1. Dianne

      I tried Quest Bars a few times because I wanted a portable snack, but even though I chose one that was supposed to have only 3 net carbs (when you subtracted the fiber and sugar alcohols), each time I would get the crazy craves and start eating one after another after another, even when I wasn’t hungry and didn’t want to and didn’t even like the taste, and even when they made me feel bad. Maybe some of us just can’t handle sugar alcohols, or something.

      1. Walter Bushell

        Similar to my reaction to the originals. Not so severe, but I sure went through them fast and they a made me hungry.

        Not enough fat and they are not after our part of the market.
        I am wondering, has anyone tried the BulletProof bars?

      2. Janknitz

        Now they are adding corn fiber to Quest Bars instead of inulin which at least had SOME value to gut health. Bleccch!

    2. Bob Niland

      re: for those of you who, like me, enjoy Quest Bars, the manufacturer went the cheap route and replaced the prebiotic Isomaltooligosaccharide with cheap corn fiber.

      I’m not sure cheap was the reason. They may have done it to reduce digestive turmoil where customers have suboptimal gut biomes. They may also have done it to address the blood sugar rises that some people were mysteriously getting with the IMO formulation.

      In any event, I’ve stopped buying them, and no longer recommend them (or any other bars presently on the market).
      https://www.cureality.com/forum/topics.aspx?ID=18058

  35. Hugh Mannity

    I’m not seeing a whole lot of real food there. The peanuts, the yogurt (well, it would be if it were made with whole milk, which I doubt), the fruit, the curry (minus the raisins — which do not belong in a curry, regardless of their nutritional value). But all the rest… the juice is blended and pasteurised, not fresh-squeezed. I’m with Dr Johnson on oats — food for horses, not people. The decaf mocha-latte is, well, I’m not sure what it is, but it’s not coffee. Gum, peanut M&Ms, Fiber One cereal (basically a sugar-coated laxative), microwave popcorn… that’s all nutrition-free junk food.

    What’s wrong with real food?

    1. Galina L.

      Oats are not so great for horses as well. I found that old post on the Paleo Guy http://thatpaleoguy.com/2011/10/10/neolithic-equids-why-the-long-face/, it was about horses getting a cluster of Equine Grain-Associated Disorders
      “The term Equine Grain-Associated Disorders is used to describe both digestive and metabolic disorders in horses. The digestive disturbances involve rapid carbohydrate fermentation and insulin resistance, including some forms of colic, colitis, diarrhea, gastric ulcers and laminitis. The metabolic conditions include some forms of gastric ulcers, laminitis, exertional rhabdomyolysis (tying-up), osteochondrosis, growth rate fluctuations, flexure deformities, hyperlipidemia, oxidative stress, aging, obesity and, possibly, abortion. Some of these risk factors might be nonessential but contributing factors to the disorders.

      Dietary recommendations for horses include 1) avoiding high glycemic feeds such as “sweet feed” and oats, which produce increased blood sugar after meals and 2) avoiding unprocessed corn and high-fructan pasture grasses, which provide highly fermentable carbohydrates to the large intestine.”

      1. Hugh Mannity

        Yep. Horses don’t need grains any more than people do. Except possibly, in small quantities, as an adjunct to hay in the depths of winter.

  36. Nick S

    Isn’t “nutritionist” a totally unprotected term that anyone may use?

    You should start calling yourself a nutritionist – there’s no rule against it.

  37. j

    I was starting to think it was another nutty vegan diet until I saw the curry chicken. Im surprised though that these meals amounted to 2k calories. Just by the looks of it alone I think that I would starve. These meals look tiny. Id need at least another 500 calories to feel satisfied.
    Most of these “meals” Id be ok eating, except for the oatmeal one..does not look delicious. Not a fan of juice either. Definitely would have to add more meat options throughout the day though.
    And yea, the whole ‘Im thirsty so Im gonna drink everything except water’ is just ridiculous.
    Anyway, any diet where youre so worried to the point where you have to measure out homemade popcorn seems wrong..

    1. j

      Oh..the part about eating a whole package of bacon..been there a couple of times and were a therapist to be involved I would have told them how tasty it was..
      And OMG..did not notice the part where she only eats half of a Quest bar..only half!!?? She must be joking..
      She’s about as clueless as McDonalds, who has now decided to serve breakfast all day. Because thats what people want..disgusting breakfast sandwiches for dinner …genius!

  38. Barbara

    Holy crap! At least when I was working with a nutritionist she insisted that I eat protein at every meal and snack and cut out sugar. Other than those two things she still thought I should eat steel cut oats, fruit and pasta. When I cut out those things plus adding more fat I started to do better.

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