Why You Should Make Changes To YOUR Diet VS Going On A Diet Somebody Else Made For You

Why You Should Make Changes To YOUR Diet VS Going On A Diet Somebody Else Made For You


How you all going out there? Getting hot here. It’s summertime or we’re coming into summer
in New Zealand. I think we had about 90 yesterday, and it’s
going to get up to a hundred plus, so it’s going to be hot, hot, hot as Eddie Murphy
would say. Right. Here’s an interesting one. Why you should make changes to your diet versus
going on a diet that somebody else made for you. All right? Now, you might think that’s a bit of a dumb
sort of thing to say, isn’t it? Why would you not want to go on a diet that
somebody else made specifically for you? To me, it’s a little bit like going to the
gym, getting a program made. It’s slightly different, getting a program
tailored for you. Most people when they get programs, they look
at them, they do them for a little while and then they drop them and they do their own
stuff. Okay? I’ve yet to meet a patient that follows a
dietician’s recommendation to the letter for umpteen years. I do see them, but they’re usually pretty
sort of weird people that do that. Right? And of course we occasionally get weird people
who are naturopaths, but some people are extreme. And I still get people like that, that every
single thing is weighed. Even an egg’s weighed. They’ll boil an egg and they’ll say, “oh my
God, that’s two grams more than yesterday. I better take that into account,” and then
they get their phone or watch out and they calculate all this calorie thing, and go away,
we don’t need people like that, right? The anal people, these are the people that
everything perfect in order in their life. In fact, everything is so perfect that their
life’s a disaster. Okay? Now, you can go to a dietician and get things
done. Maybe if you’ve got a bowel problem or something
like that, but how can somebody else work out what you like to eat? But more importantly, how can somebody else
work out exactly the right foods that are going to suit your bowel, your digestive system
at that point in time. They don’t know you. Okay? To me it’s like going to a dietician or let’s
just say she’s a clothes designer, whatever you call them. And then she tells me exactly all of the clothes
I need to wear right down to the underpants and the glasses and the socks and everything. I probably feel like a total twat wearing
all that stuff because it’s not what I want to wear. Okay? I don’t like wearing what other people think
that I should be wearing, similar to diet. Okay? I know what kind of food suits my palate,
what my mouth likes. I know what agrees with my gut and what doesn’t
agree with my gut. So I’ve always made it a point with patients
to try and work out what foods they like to eat and work around that premise. Most people all their lives will gravitate
between about nine to 10, 12 different foods and they seem to keep going back to those
similar foods all the time. They can change and many do, but the bacteria
have to change in the process. Your gut will change when your diet changes,
and then your gut will change how you think and feel. It’s true. Okay? You may think that’s a crazy concept, but
the gut influences the way you feel about a lot of things. So when you make changes to your digestive
system, you’re basically making changes to your entire life because your entire life
is shaped by how you feel and how you think. And remember that’s shaped by the bacteria
due to the food. So that’s why I always like people to eat
good food if they want to have a good life. But then to have someone else come along and
tell you that you need to eat X, Y, Z food and on X, Y, Z day, in certain portion sizes. Go away. Guidelines are good to give to somebody saying,
why don’t you try this group of foods or try and incorporate a bit of this into the diet? Many occasions I’ve had a patient who will
have avoided a particular food sometimes for years because he or she was told they can’t
have that food. You know? I’ll have someone saying, “can I eat bananas?” I say, “well, of course you can.” “Well, I haven’t had a banana for three years.” I say, “well, why?” “Well, the naturopath I went to, he said that
they’re bad for me.” So that’s very interesting, isn’t it? Someone says something’s bad for you, so you
stay away from it for three years. And then almost, if the person’s got high
anxiety, they eat the banana and then they’re going to think, “I’m going to feel bad when
I eat it.” Then they feel bad. I don’t tell people things are bad for them
unless it’s Coca-Cola. Okay? Unless it’s going to Las Vegas or something
like that and then ending up in the wrong kind of room. That’s bad for you. But eating specific foods, trialing them out
is not a bad thing to do. At different stages for your Candida recovery
or SIBO recovery, you’ll be surprised how the gut can change, sometimes quite quickly,
and that can enable you to allow you to eat foods you haven’t had for awhile. Right? On the same token, I also have seen many people
over the years with very poor digestive health that kept eating the same food day in, day
out, day in, day out because they were told to eat those foods. And it wasn’t until they stopped them or cut
them back or switched something out that they got improved. I haven’t seen that once. Not twice. I’ve seen it over a hundred times where a
patient was sentenced to a life of eating some crap food. You know, some steamed spinach leaves for
breakfast. That’s all they’re allowed to eat, and maybe
a little bit of something else. And I don’t like that. It’s not the right thing to do to people. So once you say to somebody, this is good
and this is bad, that person believes that and they will take that. That will be their mantra going forward for
five, 10, 20 years. So when someone says to you, this is a bad
food for you and this is a good food, take it with a grain of salt because five minutes
from now or next week, that food may be perfectly suited for your digestive system. But remember, we’re not talking Kentucky Fried
Chicken. We’re not talking Dunkin Donuts here, okay? We’re talking healthy food, and I think you
know what I mean by healthy food. All right? And you’ll be surprised when you eat in the
healthy food realm, how many foods you really can tolerate that you were told that are poisonous
for your health. Like tomatoes, okay? Like nightshades, like other foods that contain
anti-nutrients for example. Many patients I’m seeing now for a long time
have eaten these foods and often for decades with no problem at all, until one person comes
along with a white coat and a pair of glasses and says, “you can’t eat that food. It’s bad for your health. You’re going to get cancer. You’re going to get …” Go away, mate, I’m
sick of all this preaching. You know? And that’s all it is. It’s the police telling us another thing that
we can’t do, this time when it comes to that diet. Crawl away in a hole and go and die in a corner
somewhere and let the rest of it us just eat what we like to eat. All right? I just don’t like it. So be careful of the food police. There’s plenty of them out there. All right? Growing numbers on the internet now, growing
numbers. So remember if you’re told not to eat something
because it’s bad for you, well you need to have a good think about that. All right? Don’t forget to click on the link if you want
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