So why should anyone believe this Dr, and who died and made him God on nutrition?
Just like every single other nutritional article ever written is by a Dr that has a multitude of letters after their name to somehow show how important and expert their advice.
To be totally fair to ddjamo, that article is pretty good. Useful information, solid principles behind it, and far better than mainstream dietary advice that is currently peddled by governments and organisations ignoring growing bodies of evidence with the opposite conclusions to their own.
Read any other things out there and they back up what he has listed there. Look up Dr Loren Cordain, Dr Peter Attia, Robb Wolf, Mark Sission and they will all say the same thing. Modern health guidelines set out by most governments are rubbish.
The biggest mistake that as every happen is we started describing people as a macro-nutrient, fat, and then everyone reckons "fat makes you fat". Like f*** it does, my normal diet consists of about 50% fat from many healthy sources and I am the lightest I have been in years. I've somewhat fallen into some bad habits over the last couple of months so I am carrying a bit more than usual but overall I perform much better when eating more fat than carbs.
My money is on that you probably lost most of all the weight from ditching the grains and eating healthily....undoubtedly cutting out the soda helped. But it probably wasn't a single factor but the sum of all the factors that you changed.
Either way..it doesn't matter. You got what you wanted from it.
I could not have sustained and eventually changed my eating habits without elimination of the dirty tricks artificial sweeteners play on your brain. Cutting that was the absolute key.
..that has nothing whatever to do with this thread (on nutrition)?
Browner's first post in this thread was to ask the same question I am asking. ddjamo could only have been referring to you and/or crossref and/or me when he posted #5 because we were the only three who had posted a reply.
I was referencing that thread because ddjamo had expressed the view that "if you have nothing good to say, say nothing" - objecting to me (and crossref) badmouthing Mercola.
I had taken his comment on the other thread (mistakenly, as it now turns out) as badmouthing either me or Browner; hence I was contrasting his view expressed on this thread in relation to proper behaviour with what I understood to be his own behaviour on the other thread.