Low carb – high fat diets
Many high fat diets have been around for years. In Poland – for instance, Polish physician Jan Kwasniewski cured thousands of people suffering from arthritis, Buerger’s disease, diabetes, gastrointestinal disorders, and many other illnesses since introduction of his Optimal Diet in 1968.
Kwasniewski’s Optimal Diet was not intended for a weight loss as such, but rather for those suffering from obesity, and obesity related problems. With time his diet becomes a way of life for many.
Optimal Diet changes the way of body functioning, and improvements can be noticed just after few days on the diet. The gastrointestinal problems (bloating, reflux, liver pain) are first to diminish, the body regains strength and requires less sleep. The diet improves cardiac conditions (irregular heartbeat, coronary artery disease), high blood pressure, lower limb atherosclerosis, rheumatism, bronchial asthma (very quick improvement), diabetics, obesity, allergies, cirrhosis, neuroses, impotency, inconsistency, and the quality of life in general.
Optimal Diet, when properly followed, lowers blood cholesterol and triglycerides levels, increases stamina, diminishes strain on the liver and kidneys, perfects skin quality, improves intestinal quality, and brain functioning.
And because fat is a true brain-food, it makes a person very emotionally stable, with improving social behaviours, contrary to excess carbohydrates which contribute to stress and anxiousness.
In opposition to popular belief, Kwasniewski’s Optimal Diet is not about over-indulging in fat.
The rules of the diet are very strict, and proportions of consumed proteins, fat, and carbohydrates are settled as 1gram of protein, 2, 5-3, 5 grams of fat and 0, 5 gram of carbohydrate for each kilogram of due body weight per day.
1 : 2.5-3.5 : 0.5
The due body weight is calculated as body height – 100 (+/-10%), which for somebody 170cm tall equals 70 kg +/- 7 kg.
The correct amount of daily nutrients for such person is:
• Protein = 1 gram x 70kg = 70 grams +/- 7 grams = between 60-80 grams
• Fat = between 160/190 – 220/270 grams
• Carbohydrates = 30-40 grams
Many Optimal Diet medical centres and patient support groups are functioning in Poland and in other countries for decades providing information, treatments and support.