Dr. Barry Sears -Roger Mason
You have probably noticed the
media continually promotes the wrong diet gurus. Atkins was a media darling
before he died prematurely of heart failure from following his own inane
advice. You can be sure if the media is pushing a new diet guru, this is
exactly what you don’t need in your life. If those vain, terminally neurotic,
drunk, shallow, mindless, narcissistic, doped up movie stars start climbing on
the bandwagon, you really know this is the wrong road to take. When the New
York Times best seller (2005) list tells you The Zone Diet is a number
one best seller you know something is wrong. In 2014 people have forgotten all
about it- and him.
Such is the situation with Barry Sears and his line of books on The Zone
Diet. This began with Enter the Zone. The "zone" refers to
the ideal level of insulin, and he is quite correct in empha-sizing our insulin
levels. Diabetes is an epidemic in America. 1 in 3 children will grow
up dia-betic! Blood sugar dysmetabolism is commonplace. This includes insulin
resistance, where we produce too much insulin because our cells just won't
properly metabolize it any more. One reas-on for our epidemic obesity is blood
sugar and insulin dysfunction. All this is basically caused by eating too many
calories, and eating too much fat and sugars. Americans eat a mere 1% whole
grains, instead of the 50% they should. Sears wants you to eat a very high fat,
very high protein diet to cure your blood sugar problems. This is asinine on
it’s face. Never once will you hear him recommend whole grains. He tells you
30% fat, and says 30% protein is not high at all! He actu-ally tells you to eat
white bread, white rice, white sugar, and other such foods. Read his books if
you think I’m making all this up just to be mean. What kind of zone is this?
The psychotic zone? One you certainly don't want to be in, that's for sure.
This is a 30/30/40 diet where you eat 30% fat, 30% protein, and 40%
carbohydrates- the wrong kind of carbohydrates. This is four times the fat you
need, twice the protein you need, and not nearly enough of the right kind of
carbohy-drates. One should never use the terms “carbs” or “carbohydrates”
anyway, since they are meaningless. Read Low Carb = Low Intelligence.
Studies prove the best way to maintain proper blood sugar and insulin levels is
to eat whole grains, beans, legumes, and fresh green and yellow vegetables.
What studies? Hundreds of pub-lished, human, international studies. Let's just
talk about two of many such published studies. Harvard
University in Boston published one in the American
Journal of Clinical Nutrition (v 75,
2002). The doctors fed real people a
whole grain based diet. They served the subjects brown rice, corn, oats and
barley for six weeks, and then switched them back to the good old American junk
food diet for six weeks. The people who ate the whole grains dramatically
lowered their insulin levels, as well as their blood sugar levels. The doctors
concluded, "Whole grains have favor-able effects on insulin
sensitivity". This means our cells properly metabolize the insulin so
we don't need to overproduce it. Another study at the University of Seoul found the same
results when feeding their subjects whole grains and legumes. Blood sugar
levels fell by an amazing 24% in just 16 weeks while insulin levels fell
a full 14%. Please note this is a 24% drop in blood sugar and a 14% drop in
insulin in just weeks with diet alone! This is amazing. Folks, no drug on earth
will produce results like this, no matter how expensive, dangerous, and fraught
with side effects. In both studies the subjects greatly improved their risks
against getting heart disease as measured by homocysteine levels and other
parameters. This study appeared in Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and
Vascular Biology (v 21, 2001).
What kind of health guru is going to tell you to eat a lot of beef, pork, lamb,
chicken, turkey, eggs, endless dairy products, white flour, white bread, sugar,
and other such foods? Why do so many people even listen to such babble? How
stupid are people anyway?
Barry keeps yapping about this being a "hormonally correct diet".
Eating all this fat and all this protein, refined grains, and simple sugars
will wreak havoc on your endocrine system.
He claims you are going to achieve "Superhealth". How in the world
are you going to achieve "Superhealth" on a high fat, high protein,
low carbohydrate, refined grain, simple sugar diet? He claims you are going to:
· lose excess body
fat increase energy and well being
· lower your
· think better
· look better
· improve your
You are never going to do these things by eating too much fat, too much
protein, and eating the wrong kinds of complex carbohydrates. He looks like
crap by the way and is very overweight. His own health is a disgrace. Wouldn’t
you love to know his cholesterol, triglyceride, and blood sugar levels? He’s
Barry does not like whole grains at all, and says we have "only" been
eating them for 10,000 years now. Can you believe this? We have
"only" been eating whole grains for 10,000 years, but that isn't long
enough. Unbelievable. He says that eating too many “carbohydrates” causes us to
produce too much insulin. Does the word carbohydrate mean white sugar or brown
rice? Oatmeal or Twinkies®? The clinical facts are that the more whole grains
and beans we eat the lower our insulin levels are.
He actually tells you white sugar will normalize your blood sugar levels
more effectively than corn flakes! He actually says this. If you think I'm
making this up, just read any of his books. He will actually tell you that
whole grains and beans are no different from simple sugars like glucose,
fructose, honey, maltose, raw sugar, white sugar, brown sugar, maple syrup, and
the rest of them.
Of course he promotes the Glycemic Index, which, is a hallmark of stupidity.
We've exposed this farce before. Read Glycemic
Index is Goofy. He shows you that Americans have more than THREE times
(over 300%) of the coronary mortality rate of the Japanese, who eat a low fat,
high fiber, very high carbohydrate, low protein diet. He's proving that what he
promotes is 180 degrees opposed to reality. Barry actually says we should study
3,000 year oldm, dried up, eviscerated mummies from Egypt to verify his dietary advice.
You think I'm making this up don't you? He actually says this! I swear I didn't
make this up. He’s that stupid.
He says, "…it takes fat to burn fat". Now that's an intelligent
statement. Just keep stuffing all that fat in your face and burn fat with fat.
If that was true Americans would be the slimmest people in the world, and not
the fattest. We eat 42% fat calories,
and most of these are from red meat, poultry, eggs, dairy products, and milk.
He actually suggests you eat greaseburgers at McDonalds and throw away the bun!
In my wildest dreams I couldn't make up anything to make him sound any stupider
than he already is. Barry tells you that "overall moderation is the key to
under-standing “The Zone", yet he
recommends twice the protein and four
times the fat you need. This is "moderation"? He says you will lower
your body fat per cent by adding more fat! Sure, we all wish this was true. He
also wants you to drink a half gallon of water every day whether you are
thirsty or not.
Folks, let’s not waste any more of your time on this moron. In 2014 his books
have been forgot-ten, the movie stars will embrace another fad diet, the media
will promote another idiot, Barry is fatter than ever, he looks worse than
ever, and soon he fall will over dead from following his own advice.
Don't enter this zone- it's the Road to Hell.
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