Last reply 1 year ago
Swank diet vs Diet plan for metabolism

Hello everyone. With which diet would you agree more, or add or delete something? thank you for any answer
Swank diet:
Oils: Limit your oils (unsaturated fat) to between 20 and 50 grams per day.
Saturated Fat: Do not consume more than 15 grams of saturated fat each day.
Red Meat: Do not eat any red meat the first year. After the first year, you may have three ounces of red meat per week. This rule applies to pork and wild game.
Dairy: Any dairy products cannot contain more than one percent butterfat. Clearly, this leaves out butter itself. Any dairy products with any saturated fat should be limited to two servings per day. However, fat-free dairy products are allowed in any amount. Artificial “dairy” products, such as margarine or shortening, are not allowed.
Processed Foods: Do not eat any processed foods containing saturated fat.
Supplements: Do take a daily multivitamin and mineral supplement, along with a capsule containing the equivalent of one tsp of cod liver oil.

Grains: Grains and cereals are allowed, with four servings encouraged; watch for hidden fats in baked goods and in granola.
Eggs: Eggs are allowed, but don’t forget to count the five grams of saturated fat in the yolks.
Pasta and rice: These are allowed in any amount, but whole grain pasta and brown rice are preferred.
Poultry: White meat of chicken or turkey is allowed, as long as it has no skin or visible fat.
Fruits: People should eat least two servings a day of fruit. However, avocados and olives should be limited, due to their fat content.
Vegetables: At least two servings of vegetables a day are part of the Swank Diet (one serving = one cup). You can have unlimited servings.
Fish: All whitefish and shellfish are allowed in unlimited amounts; fatty fish must be counted in daily fat allowance
Coffee: No more than three cups per day of any caffeine-containing beverage are allowed.
Nuts: Nuts and seeds are fine, but must be counted towards daily oil allowance.

German diet plan for a healthy metabolism:
Group 1: Cereals, cereal products, potatoes
200-300g daily 4-6 slices of bread or 3-5 slices of bread and 50 g corn flakes
Every day 200-250 g of noodles or 50-180 brown sugar
Group 2: Vegetables, salads:
Daily 3 portions (400 g) vegetables
Group 3: Fruit
Daily 2 portions (250 g) fruit
Group 4: Milk and milk products
Every day 200-250 g milk + 2 slices of cheese (low-fat products)
Group 5: Meat, sausage, fish, eggs
Weekly 300-600 g meat (low-fat); 80-150 g low-fat fish and 70 g high-fat fish, up to 3 eggs
Group 6: Oils and fats
daily 10-15g oils, rapeseedoil, soyoil, or walnut oil
Group 7: Beverages
Every day about 1.5 litres

Vitamin C per day: 110mg, foods with Vit. C (100 g):
– sweet pepper (117 mg)
– Broccoli (94mg)
– Black currant (177 mg)
Vitamin E per day: 110mg, foods with Vit. E:
– Almonds (26mg)
– Hazelnuts (26 mg)
– Wheat germ oil (151mg)
Vitamin A per day: 1mg, foods with vit. A:
– Chicken egg (0,28mg)
ß carotene per day: 6mg, foods with ß carotene:
– Carrots (7, 6mg)
– Lamb’s lettuce (3, 9 mg)
– Spinach (4, 8mg)
copper per day: 1-1,5mg, foods with copper:
– Cocoa (3, 8mg)
– Black tea (2, 5mg)
selenium per day: 70 microgram, foods with Selenium:
– Tuna (82microgram)
– Chicken egg (10microgram)
– Oat flakes (10microgram)
zinc per day: 10mg, foods with zinc:
– Amaranth (3, 7mg)
– Oat flakes (4, 3 mg)
– Anchovy (1, 4mg)
calcium per day: 1000mg, foods with calcium:
– Kale (212mg)
– Cocoa (114mg)
– Spinach (4, 8mg)
Vitamin D per day: 20microgram, foods with Vit. D:
– Chicken egg (2, 9microgram)
– Tuna (4, 5microgram)
– Mushrooms (1, 9microgram)
– Lettuce (109microgram)
– Parsley (421 micrograms)

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1 year ago

Hi matic91 wow there’s a lot of detail in there. I know lots of people have had great success with using diet as there only way of treat ms and also along side drugs. I can advice you based on my own experiences for over 10 years as I’m in the former category. I followed the Best abet diet (gluten, dairy, legume, refined sugar and processed food free and supplements) and have been relapse free. Only recently my congnitive skills have started to decline, but I’ve also turned that around by eating a ketogenic diet (minus the dairy), so now I’m caffeine, alcohol free too and eat tonnes of vegetables (10-13 servings a day). I would suggest a dairy and gluten free diet as there is lots of evidence suggesting they mimick the bodies attack on the myelin.

There is so much info on the net and you really need to go with your instinct and listen to you body and do a food diary. I’ve tried to reintroduce legumes, but my body just doesn’t like them. This disease is so different for everyone! You also need to be working on healing your gut. Look up candida, Lyme disease, leaky gut, inflammation and do you know you’re families health history? Have you had a blood test? Test your vitamin and mineral levels, you van also get allergy tests done.

I hope this helps and good luck. It’s not a quick fix, but if you’re health is important which I think you think it is with the question you’ve posted then you can get through it. I’ve been tweaking my diet and supplements for years, but I’d say I’m there now. If you want more on the ketogenic diet (it’s pretty hard core) then message me I would definitely recomend it. 👍🏻

1 year ago

Hi, I have been following the best bet diet for over 5 years and haven’t had any relapses since, I also take lots of supplements I brought the book by Judy Graham MS Naturally which h as great advice on different
diets and supplements.

1 year ago

@vickivictoria i added you to my friendlist and would happily contact you if i have certain question about my diet plans. 🙂
@simone2 how do you feel with your best bet diet? what do you eat and how much? Did you have any how should i say side-effects while being on this diet?
and thank you for your responses looking forward hearing from you 🙂 🙂 🙂

1 year ago

I did the swank diet for 4-5years and have changed to the Wahls Paleo Plus diet. Although they seem at first to be opposite techniques they are both dairy free! It seems that fat intake is at the heart of these diets the swank (overcoming MS) diet minimises intake where as the paleo cancels out sugar so your body uses up the fat you ingest. since going paleo i have lost weight, got stronger and symptoms wise, i have better temperature gauge… maybe my left hand is less numb!
One thing is for sure they are both really healthy diets.
Stopping dairy almost immediately cleared up some long standing sinus problems. i won’t go back to the stick white moo juice!

1 year ago

@msorb wow impressive. So you canceled all possible kinds of dairy products? not just milk?
I also read about the McDougall diet and watched the very convincing video on youtube, but i dont know if according to his diet plan i may eat pasta or not? he also says no dairy or meat except poultry.

1 year ago

I prefer Terry Whals diet. And it’s Paleo, the most natural.
You can start looking here:

1 year ago

About a year ago I’ve stared a swank diet too. It was a bit difficult in the beginning to change all of the eating habits, cut things like red meat, look if the product contains saturated fat and etc… But a few month latter I’ve got fully use to and now Im more than happy that I followed my dietitian’s advice to start it. Additionally she recommended me to get myself specific multivitamins (that has bunch of different elements) to make sure the immune system stays as it should, after all of the eating changes introduced to my body with a swank diet.
Highly recommend it! 🙂

1 year ago

@klaracat and did it improve you MS status in kind a way?

1 year ago

Hi Matic
I have never eaten meat but now eat fish (oily fish) I eat lots of green veg,, rice, non gluten paste I make my own gluten free bread also I eat lots of fruit and loads of nuts to keep my weight up
the only time I have side affects is if I come off the diet and the supplements I take are 3000mgsvit c,vit b complex,magnesium for spasms,4,000iu vit d,mult mineral complex for calcium because I don’t have dairy.
it is hard following the diet but I feel so much better on the diet so I think it is worth it
good luck with whatever diet you follow.

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