“I don’t believe in diseases. Pains, ailments, and diseases are just symptoms of toxic acid overload from not eating a fruit-based diet.” —Jay Robb, “The Diet Guru®”
What you eat effects your health and wellbeing. If you are dieting to lose weight, you are dieting for the wrong reason. You should be eating to be healthy, not eating to get skinny. When you are eating the natural foods your body is designed to consume, you will automatically return to your ideal weight. But what is most important, when you are eating the foods you are designed to eat, you also become internally cleansed, healthy, happy, and pain free.
Forget everything you have learned up to now about nutrition. That is what I had to do to discover, follow, and now teach the perfect diet for humans. I had to mentally dump decades of brainwashing from all the textbooks and diet authorities to get to the truth. When you stop analyzing your diet and start eating foods that appeal to your instincts and common sense, dieting is no longer dieting—it is a natural way of living.
There are thousands of diet books on the market, with each diet professing its ability to get you slim in record time. These diets often point out that there are evil dietary villains that must be avoided to lose weight and keep it off. Sugar, fat, gluten, dairy, wheat, grains, beef, and carbs are just a few of the evil villains that diet authorities and some doctors point the finger at. Diets also fall into categories such as vegan, vegetarian, raw-food, low-carb, high-carb, low-fat, ketogenic, macrobiotic, and Paleo. What is interesting is that most diets do not offer you a common sense approach to eating because most diets are based on a philosophy.
As an example, the low-carb diet philosophy professes that carbs turn to sugar and raise insulin levels. Insulin grabs the sugar and helps get it turned into body fat—and ultimately you get fat. In reality, this is far from the truth. Overeating makes you fat, no matter what diet you are following. Excess carbs are usually turned into glycogen first, not fat—but this simple fact is often not disclosed by the low-carb folks. In my opinion, certain carbs are evil—but only if you eat them! LOL. So evil carbs, such as refined grains, refined sugar, and all carb-rich junk food are not harmful to you at all—until you eat them!
But the downfall to low-carb dieting is that your body naturally craves sugar. Why is this? You crave sweets because you are designed to eat fruit as your primary food! When you suppress your intake of fruit, your body panics and begins craving what it wants. There is a reason the average American consumes over 142 pounds of sugar every year. The human body is designed to feed on sugar—and lots of it. But not just any sugar. The human body runs the best on fructose, which is found in abundance in fresh fruit.
Blood sugar is comprised of glucose, a monosaccharide (a simple sugar). Glucose requires the hormone insulin for it to be shuttled into the cells of the body and to convert glucose to a starch called glycogen that is stored in your liver and in your muscles. Insulin is also required to shuttle glucose to the liver for the creation of triglyceride, which is fancy name for body fat.
Fructose is also a monosaccharide (a simple sugar). Unlike glucose, fructose DOES NOT require insulin to be utilized by the cells of your body. If you are a diabetic type 1 or 2, have hypoglycemia, or metabolic syndrome (syndrome X), you should be rejoicing at this news. Why? Because I just gave you a Get Out of Jail Free card. In this case, being insulin dependent creates the jail cell I am talking about. I was just reading a study entitled Dietary Fructose and Metabolic Syndrome and Diabetes in the June 2009 issue of The Journal of Nutrition. This study pointed out that there is a huge difference between fructose and glucose metabolism. “The first steps in fructose and glucose metabolism differ significantly. Fructose stimulates only a modest insulin secretion and does not require the presence of insulin to enter the cells.” This study also pointed out some common sense information, which caught my attention. It professes that fructose is the sweetest-tasting naturally occurring carbohydrate. The common sense key here is that fructose is the sweetest-tasting carbohydrate. This means that to humans, fructose in foods is what you would be the most drawn to. And where in nature do we find plants with edible parts that are rich in fructose? Fruit!
Without science, without schools, without Universities, without biochemistry, without taking a nutrition course, or without understanding how the human body works, we can still know what to eat by using our instincts combined with good old-fashioned common sense—which is what The Diet Guru is all about. No matter what you have read prior to this, SUGAR IS GOOD FOR YOU—as long as you derive that sugar from fresh, raw fruit. You naturally crave sugar. You are naturally drawn to sweets. You are drawn to brightly colored foods that smell sweet because your eyes can spot bright colors easily and your nose can detect a food that contains fructose.
Should you practice calorie control when indulging in fresh fruit? The answer is, no. Your body will no longer want something sweet once you have indulged in enough fresh fruit—so you will naturally stop eating. This won’t happen with a candy bar, soda pop, sugary soft drinks, ice cream, or any “fake” sweet food.