Optimizing Diet/Thermodynamics with More Carbs, Less Protein?

Hi Dr. Darden - Re-reading your most recent book (Killing Fat) and something that I wanted to ask about is the emphasis on carbs. I’m wondering if 60% is good, would 70% (as an example) be better? I remember your early books (eg The Nautilus Diet) focused on this along with Haas’ Eat to Win back in the day and more recently Dr. Valter Longo’s Longevity Diet*? (*And the latter shows the relation between decreased lifespan and high fat/high protein diets.)

To go with this, if healthy carbs (eg grains, vegetables, etc.) which your books recommend also provide protein, would less “protein”/more oatmeal (as an example) address this as well.

Thanks for any insight!

I think you are on the right track.

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Thanks and apologies for the typos…multi-tasking was never my strong suit.

Dr. Darden,

In your earlier books you have incorporated drinking low fat milk 2 or 3 times a day…do you still subscribe to this belief or have you changed your stance on drinking milk

Thanks, dan

Low-fat milk is still a fine choice for well-balanced eating.

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Dr. Darden,

when reading nutrition labels on food products…when looking at sodium content, sugar content and added sugar content, what would you recommend as healthy numbers or too much of each.

thx, dan


Dr. McDougall comes up with % protein figures on WHO that are difficult to verify, nevertheless, Dr. Rose’s observations and studies are difficult to argue against with any logical development.

Also, protein study consumption studies based on rats cannot apply to humans directly. Also, there is zero need to mix vegetable protein to come up with enough essential amino acids. Finally, there is protein turnover of essential amino acids in the intestines. Over the years, misinformation on protein consumption is only driven by greed all the time.

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