I deeply respect Dr. Oz, but I was surprised to see on his show a fitness professional discuss passe views how we should avoid eating guacamole and olive oil because they’re high in calories.
Dr. Oz has touted the benefits of both. So, why did he invite this guest who condemns the consumption of them?
My guess is that the fitness professional is a well-known celebrity who just wrote a book.
In some ways, I agree with the professional. If we are still eating a diet high in processed foods, animal protein, refined sugars, dairy and wheat, then calories matter. Notice how I wrote “high in these foods.” I didn’t write to avoid these foods.
If we follow a diet that is 90% whole foods with at least 60% of that as plant rich and then 10% whatever (animal protein, pizza, beer, etc.), then the caloric values in guacamole and olive oil are essentially irrelevant.
Also, if we do not consume these good fats, then we’re going to be left feeling hungry and we all know where that leads: simple carbs, caffeinated beverages, refined sugars, processed foods and all the other foods that we want to avoid because they make us gain weight and unhealthy.
As soon as we clean up our diet, we are able to decide honestly what we truly need to eat to nourish ourselves. For some of us, we may need animal protein. Others may need a higher amount of grains. The only person who can really decide what is best for you is YOU!
How do we clean our diets so that we can make an intelligent decision what’s the right wau to eat? By doing a Reboot Cleanse.