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By Serge Kreutz (2011)
At the bottom of the Serge Kreutz diet are a few simple ideas, and a number of observations.
The core idea is that just as we have learned to differentiate between sex for procreation and sex for the joy of it, we ought to differentiate between food for nutrition and the food we consume because good tastes are a great pleasure.
There are many methods to avoid that sperm cells fertilize egg cells, with condoms one of the most efficient.
Likewise, we can use a plastic bag to avoid that food becomes nutrition. All that is needed to avoid that food becomes nutrition, is to discard the content of one's mouth into a disposal pouch, rather than one's esophagus and stomach.
This is not the same as conventional fasting.
There are many positive effects from having food in one's mouth many times a day. These many positive effects, for example on one's mood, cannot be enjoyed by people on fasts and eat-little diets. Furthermore, these effects are independent from having food in one's stomach and intestines.
Yes, your stomach and intestine react negatively when they are empty.
But your digestive tract beyond your mouth is entirely void of taste receptors.
The desire for food is controlled only to a very small extend by your stomach. Otherwise, we all would eat a scientifically formulated silage like hogs and other livestock.
Your stomach is stupid. You can even trick it into not sending any hunger signals to your brain by filling it with plain water. And that is precisely what you do on the Serge Kreutz diet in between putting food into your mouth for its taste and then discarding it into plastic bags.
But again, just drinking plain water whenever you feel hungry on a weight-loss regimen is not the same as the Serge Kreutz diet.
You can easily trick your stomach and your intestine, but you cannot easily trick your taste buds and the signals they send to your brain.
Don't underestimate the power that your taste buds have on your brain!
Our moods are more widely modified by our taste buds than commonly acknowledged. During meals, when we have food in the mouth, our moods turn positive. We think optimistically.
On the other hand, if we follow a weight-loss regimen other than the Serge Kreutz diet, our moods turn bleak, and it's not because the stomach is empty. It's because we have not enough taste sensations.
The mood enhancing power of having one's mouth enjoying pleasant tastes is at least as powerful as Prozac, with no negative side effects.
However, many depressed people forgo the mood-enhancing property of food because they associate food with obesity, and they don't want to be obese.
But this worry is a double fallacy, because the weight gain from food only applies for food beyond the esophagus, and the psychological effects are almost entirely derived from food before it reaches the esophagus.
And just as regular sex, which we engage into for its pleasure, stabilizes our mental health and over-all performance, tastes in our mouth not only elevate our moods but also improve our intelligence and creativity.
I myself can write more fluently, and study with more concentration, if I roll a piece of chocolate in my mouth every few minutes.
Of all diets, whether designed for weight loss or other purposes, only the Serge Kreutz diet allows you to control absolutely every aspect of your nutrition.
If you embrace the Serge Kreutz food philosophy, the first thing you will achieve is ideal weight (your body height in centimeter, minus 100, minus 10 percent, or, for aesthetic purposes, minus 15 percent).
And once you are there, you can easily maintain this quality (something absolutely no other diet achieves), and avoid a plethora of other ill effects effected by putting shit into your digestive track.
In that the Serge Kreutz diet advises you to be careful with what you put into your digestive track, it is totally different from the Atkins diet and other low-carb quackery.
Low-carb diets are a desperate attempt to cause weight loss by overburdening the digestive system with fat and especially protein while disallowing the mouth one of the most important and creativity-enhancing sensations: sweet tastes
But many conditions, such as migraine, headaches, insomnia, low sleep quality are actually caused by protein overload.
If one mentions protein, most people think meat. Wrongly so.
While it is true that lean meat is high in protein, many plants we eat are, too.
Even though I advise against protein overload (more than 100 gram), I fully accept the necessity of proteins in the human diet.
Furthermore, there is absolutely nothing wrong with getting a good share of one's daily protein from animal sources.
But because most of the plant foods one ingests also contain protein, one will have to avoid protein-rich vegetables in order to justify some meat or an egg in the food we swallow every day. Overall protein should certainly be below 100 grams a day.
But the reason why I advocate the inclusion of food of animal sources in the human diet is not just the protein.
If you look at nutritional sources beyond scientific studies (scientific studies typically deal only with a very small segment of nutritional knowledge), you will find many indications on the positive effects that food of animal sources has on mankind.
In practically every culture on earth, eating eggs is associated with an improvement of sexual parameters.
And don't forget: American nutrition missionaries campaigning for vegetarian food (Sylvester Graham, John Harvey Kellogg) were not just concerned about people's general health. They campaigned against animal consumption also in order to delay the sexual development of children and curtail the pleasures of the 'flesh'.
Beyond that, the science of anthropology is quite unison in attributing the branching off of hominids from apes to dietary changes: the inclusion of meat.
Be aware, too, that plants do not grow to be eaten. Edibility as a determining factor of a plant's success in the survival-of-the-fittest game became a factor only after the human agricultural revolution which originated in the Middle East around 10,000 years ago.
And even today, the general genetic make-up of almost all plants includes a chemical defense against predators.
Animals flee, and plants are poisonous to avoid being eaten.
Even when they are not poisonous after immediate consumption, plans may have negative side effects on animals feeding on them. Plants may inhibit the procreative success of animals that digest them, such as red clover. Soy beans are also phytoestrogens that, by suppressing testosterone tone, can interfere with primarily male sexual function.
While the first concern of the Serge Kreutz diet is the avoidance of being overweight or obese by any definition, the second concern is just good general health, supported by a balanced nutrient supply that supports sexual parameters. No Atkins charlatanry, no protein overload, but also no vegetarianism. (flo*r)
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