The Edibolic Diet
Have you grown frustrated by diets that never seem to work? Have you lost weight only to gain it all back after a few months? Do you suffer pain or unexplained symptoms that are interfering with your life? If you’re nodding your head, it’s time to look into the benefits of a fundamental diet that includes a daily food plan and recommended daily food intake. The Edibolic Diet developed by Dr. Michael Rothman at MD Wellness will put you on a path to wellness to help you maintain a healthy weight.
Recommended Daily Food Intake
Did you know that certain foods can cause chronic degenerative diseases? The edible choices you make every day affect more than your weight – they affect your health. While most nutritional counseling dieticians dwell on calories, carbohydrates, fats and restrictions, MD Wellness offers a fundamental diet with healthy food plans for women and men that will help you achieve the best health of your life.
Daily Food Plan
Note: This is NOT a high-protein diet. The goal of the diet is to spread out the intake of dietary protein (and fat) throughout the day in order to achieve better blood sugar control. (see “The importance of maintaining glycemic control”)
The amount of dietary protein per day/meal is based on your optimal body weight.
If you weigh 105 lbs – 7 ounces of protein/day= 2.3 ounces of protein/meal
If you weigh 120 lbs – 8 ounces of protein/day= 2.7 ounces of protein/meal
If you weigh 135 lbs – 9 ounces of protein/day= 3.0 ounces of protein/meal
If you weigh 150 lbs – 10 ounces of protein/day= 3.3 ounces of protein/meal
If you weigh 165 lbs – 11 ounces of protein/day= 3.7 ounces of protein/meal
If you weigh 180 lbs – 12 ounces of protein/day= 4.0 ounces of protein/meal
If you weigh 195 lbs – 13 ounces of protein/day= 4.3 ounces of protein/meal
If you weigh 225 lbs – 15 ounces of protein/day= 5.0 ounces of protein/meal
For each ounce of protein (and fat) consumed, you should eat about 10 grams of carbohydrates (see “how to find the correct protein/carbohydrate balance below”).
If you weigh 105 lbs – 70 grams of carbs/day= 23 grams of carbs/meal
If you weigh 120 lbs – 80 grams of carbs/day= 27 grams of carbs/meal
If you weigh 135 lbs – 90 grams of carbs/day= 30 grams of carbs/meal
If you weigh 150 lbs – 100 grams of carbs/day= 33 grams of carbs/meal
If you weigh 165 lbs – 110 grams of carbs/day= 37 grams of carbs/meal
If you weigh 180 lbs – 120 grams of carbs/day= 40 grams of carbs/meal
If you weigh 195 lbs – 130 grams of carbs/day= 43 grams of carbs/meal
If you weigh 210 lbs – 140 grams of carbs/day= 47 grams of carbs/meal
If you weigh 225 lbs – 150 grams of carbs/day= 50 grams of carbs/meal
Note: This diet is the starting point for the patient who has not had his/her metabolic imbalances identified. Once your metabolic imbalances are identified, the diet will be further modified.
How to Find the Correct Protein/Carbohydrate Balance
For the average person, one ounce of dietary protein/fat should be balanced with 10 grams of carbohydrates (those wishing to lose weight and/or specific metabolic types will modify this ratio somewhat)
Let’s get clear on the following parameters:
One pound of meat (or fish, poultry, or cheese) = 16 ounces
½ pound = 8 ounces
1/3 pound = 5 1/3 ounces
¼ pound = 4 ounces
1/6 pound = 2.7 ounces
1/8 pound = 2 ounces
So whatever the protein/fat source is go by how much it weighs.
Note: a large egg is about 1½ ounces.
The number of grams of carbohydrates will either be listed on the package or (if the item isn’t labeled) use a carbohydrate counter (carbohydrate-guide.com is a good web-based carb counter). You’ve also been given a simplified carbohydrate list in your diet instructions. Each point is equivalent to one gram of carbohydrates.
Here are a few examples of some balanced meals for your daily food plan:
Following this daily food plan and recommended daily food intake is a great first step toward achieving health and wellness. By choosing these metabolically directed foods reduce your food cravings, help you achieve optimal weight, improve your sleep and maximize your energy. You can learn more about this fundamental diet with healthy food plans for women and men by buying Dr. Michael Rothman’s book now. Click Here to Buy Book Now. For even better results, make an appointment today for holistic nutritional counseling guidance to put you on a path to better health.