A New Approach
The formula for the Perfect 10 Diet is 40-20-40: 40 percent of calories should come from carbohydrates, 20 percent from protein, and 40 percent from fat.
This formula is specifically designed to balance insulin and other hormones that are disturbed by low-fat recommendations. Insulin is negatively affected by excess sugar. The term low-fat is synonymous with excess sugar from carbohydrates impacting metabolism, but it came before doctors learned about the benefits of many healthy fats such as olive oil, avocados, nuts, and butter. Therefore, the use of the term low fat is incorrect since it discriminates against all types of fat.
Followers of the Perfect 10 Diet should eat saturated fats such as those found in real butter and whole milk.
These fats help balance sex hormones and increase fertility. A Harvard study found that fat-free dairy leads to lead to decreased ovulation in women by 28%.
Fat-free and low-fat products are bad for your health.
Low-fat and fat-free products are loaded with sugar from carbohydrates and are no different from pure table sugar. When we eat these things, our bloodstreams are flooded with sugar in no time, which causes an instant spike in insulin levels. After this spike, our blood sugar levels crash and we experience ravenous hunger. This is the strange feeling of tiredness or sleepiness you may feel after eating a big pasta meal or pancakes. This leads to a vicious cycle, as we then crave more sugar to “fix” falling insulin levels.
Cholesterol-rich food is not bad for you.
Cholesterol-rich food is not detrimental. Cholesterol is mostly produced in the human body, and cholesterol levels are not significantly impacted by ingesting food that contains cholesterol.
Lean meats such as beef, pork, and lamb are not good for you.
These meats, though lean, are discouraged on the Perfect 10 Diet since it has been established in countless studies that frequent red meat consumption is linked to many gastrointestinal cancers.