The Optimal Diet
is not a form of medical treatment. It is the correct nutritional
supply template of all the necessary nutritional elements needed
by the body in order to sustain a healthy life. Diseased individuals
who adopt this type of nutrition quickly return to health, regardless
of the type of disease, since the diet does not treat the particular
disease, as does a pill or a specific treatment. The causal treatment
associated with the Optimal Diet is based on the delivery of the
most important nutritional elements, e.g., the most valuable proteins
and fats, whilst leaving the body in charge of the distribution
of these elements to the most critical areas. Thus, the Optimal
Diet firstly treats the underlying disease and then subsequently
(rapidly) removes the burden of unnecessary body weight, whilst
increasing the strength, the energy, the resistance and the vitality
of the body.
And that is how the principles of the therapeutic function of this
diet should be understood.
Therefore, this type of diet, or rather a healthy eating habit,
can and should be adopted by sick and healthy individuals. Various
disease states, which can be corrected (and in many cases cured)
by the Optimal Diet are described below.
The principles of the Optimal Diet
The main principle of this dietary model is a marked
increase in the consumption of fat, and the reduction in the consumption
carbohydrate, as the energy source for the body. There are, however, strict
rules on the proportion between the three main food components,
protein, fat and carbohydrates,
which need to be followed (with few exceptions) in order to achieve claimed
benefits of the Optimal Diet.
The ideal proportion between the main food components of protein,
fat and carbohydrates should be in the range of:
m 1 : 2.5 - 3.5 : 0.5
In order to work out the correct
daily food intake using this proportion, one has to know how many
grams of protein needs to be ingested in a day to satisfy body's
requirements. This amount varies from person to person and depends
on a "due body weight". Due body weight, in kilograms,
is equal to person's height in centimetres less 100 (± 10%).
Thus, for a person 160 cm tall, a due body weight is 60 kg ±
A correct amount of protein to be consumed in a day is approx. 1
g per 1 kilogram of a due body weight. Thus, a 60 kg person needs
to consume 60 ± 6 g of protein to satisfy body's daily needs.
Any excess of protein, above the daily requirement, is converted
by the body to fat, provided energy requirements are met by other
Having worked out the amount of protein, one
can then calculate the amount of other components in a daily menu. Thus,
for our typical 60 kg person, the consumption of 60 g of protein has to
be accompanied by between 150 to 210 g of fat, and 30 to 50 g of carbohydrate
in order to follow the principles of the Optimal Diet.