I wanted to see what comes up when 'the 80/10/10 diet' gets googled and with this being the first result, read through it. I think it's a pretty good review and people are reporting to some good comments below.. Mercola chimed in recently with some good old fashioned fear mongering...
The man who thinks fruit is the devil
He eats 30 steaks a day
To be fair it does seem that fruit raises triglycerides in some people, I know when reading on the mcdougall forums (which is basically cooked 811) that some folks have to cut back on fruit after having their trigs rise.
Exercise seems to be a key in keeping them under control.
yeah, but there is more to the high trigs issue than just saying high trigs equals fruit is bad.. I tested high trigs in the lone blood test I had almost a year ago.. I chose not to focus on that though because by every other health marker I am doing really well..
as you said exercise is a key, especially if it's true that high trigs result when consuming more calories than are being burnt.. I was exercising at the time of my blood test, but not losing weight and I think I was overconsuming... We'll see.. I will get another test done some day..
I love how he states that eating foods high in cholesterol and saturated fat won't affect your blood lipids in a negative way (i.e. raise cholesterol) when he also believes that if your cholesterol is below 200mg/dl (e.g. from eating a vegan diet) it's too low and you need to consume more saturated fat and cholesterol lol.
I also find it amusing these 'lipid hypothesis' deniers insist it's not fat but rather oxidative stress that causes heart disease.. so to reduce heart disease risk it is suggested to avoid eating anti-oxidant rich foods like fruits entirely and instead consume animal products high in pro-oxidants like heme iron, cholesterol, methyl mercury, etc. makes sense.
but hey, if the guy with the most popular health site on the web took the time to comment recently on someone else's blog on the 811 diet, the book must be catching on in the alternative health world.