By Michael Anchors, MD, PhD
Late last year I changed order #3, which used to read “Eat less starch and sweets”. I was embarrassed about that order because I knew it can’t be right. In China and India, the two leanest nations, people eat lots of starch in the form of rice and potatoes. They just eat few sweets. So non-sweet carbs by themselves must be okay.
The thing to really avoid is (1) sugar and (2) sweeteners regardless of calories and (3) white bread, because these things vigorously drive up insulin without satisfying hunger. Fatness is not about calories, friends; it is about insulin. Read The Obesity Code by Jason Fung MD.
What about white flour? If you’re going to cut back on white flour, how will you manage a sandwich or a piece of toast? The answer is Dave’s Bread. It is delicious and contains no white flour. Almost all brown or whole wheat breads must contain some white flour or the dough won’t rise. But somehow, baker David Dahl of Portland, Oregon, gets his 100% whole wheat bread to rise. Go to www.daveskillerbread.com, put in your zip code and the website will tell you which grocery stores near you sell Dave’s bread.
Dave makes many types of bread, but you should look for Good Seed in the yellow wrapper. Power Seed and 21 Grain Bread are a second choice. The whole time that you eat Dave’s Bread, you will never be constipated, ever; Dave’s bread contains so much fiber. A good thing if you are taking phentermine, which tends to be constipating.