I want to continue this series by discussing the Maker’s Diet. Next to paleo veganism, I feel this is the best eating plan for those with Chron’s and Ulcerative Colitis. The Maker’s Diet was created by Jordan Rubin.
If you’re not familiar with Jordan Rubin then you should look him up because he has a great story. While in college he was diagnosed with Chron’s Disease. He dropped 80 pounds, became wheelchair bound, and was given a short time to live. After many failed therapeutic attempts, he met a California nutritionist that told him to eat the diet given in the Torah. Eating a diet that was given in the scriptures changed his life and he is now famous for it.
Other than paleo veganism this is my favorite eating plan. Being that it’s biblically based, the diet is heavy on plant passed eating including all vegetables, fruit, legumes, nuts, beans, whole grains, and seeds. Also, it does allow for some meat consumption. Being that the diet follows the dietary laws in Leviticus and Deuteronomy, pork and shellfish are not allowed. The meat proteins in moderation you can consume are lean beef, poultry, lamb, and fish. None of these meats can be fried.
The diet also bans processed meat such as bologna and hotdogs. Corned and roast beef are also discouraged against. Again, fried foods are not allowed and you must remove refined flour and sugar such as pastries, candies, ketchup, soft drinks, white breads and pastas.
This eating plan also has a three part phase. The first two phases are 14 days each and there is no set time frame for the last phase. In the first 14 days you are eliminating refined flour, sugar, grains, and starchy vegetables. The second phase is clean eating with only the allowed lean meat proteins and nutrient-dense plant foods. The third phase comes once you have reached your goal or your body has healed. You can have the occasional ear of corn or plain baked potato. The plain baked potato might sound boring to you, but the Maker’s Diet prohibits large quantities of dairy consumption. It suggests that if you must have dairy then use products made from goat milk. I have seen several studies that say goat milk is a much healthier option than cow’s milk.
Another great feature of this diet is fasting. Jordan Rubin incorporated the biblical art of fasting in his diet plan. The eating plan calls for intermittent fasting once a week. Only water and 100% pure juice can be consumed until the evening meal. I have been doing intermittent fasting for quite some time now. I have a daily window of 8 hours that I eat and fast for the remaining 16 hours. More and more research comes out discussing the health benefits of fasting.
Western medicine has been telling us that we must basically eat all day. All we have to do is look at the health condition of people in America to see that’s false. I have made a post in the past discussing the benefits of fasting and I would suggest for everyone to do their own research to see the many benefits and forms of fasting.
The Maker’s Diet is also a good choice for wanting to improve your health and to lose weight. If anyone is interested in the program I will drop the link for you to learn more. http://makersdiet.com/about.php