THE FIT OR FAT TARGET
DIET: STILL THE PERFECT DIET
After all this time and with all the new diets that have come
across our plate... we still believe in the Target Diet!
To achieve a perfect diet, you need obey only four rules:
1. Be sure to eat a balanced diet.
2. Select foods that are low in fat.
3. Select foods that are low in sugar.
4. Select foods that are high in fiber.
If you follow these rules, you needn't worry about cholesterol,
saturated fats, vitamins, trace minerals, or most of today's other
nutritional concerns. You don't even have to worry about preservatives
or other additives in food. In short, observe the four basic rules,
and the rest comes without asking.
Balancing the diet is the rule most often neglected, but it is
the most important one, because it underlies every other nutritional
consideration. We must eat a variety of foods in order to be certain
that we get the full variety of nutrients. This seems like common
sense to most of us, for we know that different foods provide
Therefore, be suspicious when claims are made about the extraordinary
effects of any one food. Don't believe the articles that claim
peanut butter cures depression or that gelatin stimulates nail
growth. In fact, diets that emphasize one group of foods or just
one food should be discarded immediately. No single food or group
of foods contains everything we need.
So, taking the more level-headed approach, we should eat from
a wide selection of foods. The idea has so much merit that one
might be tempted to go to the opposite extreme. After all, if
one aspirin is good, then two must be better; a person might try
to eat every food that exists in order to not miss some elusive
trace mineral. The idea gets pretty ridiculous when we imagine
all the thousands of foods available in the world, including chocolate-covered
ants, rattlesnake meat and weird vegetables that most of us have
never heard of. It would not only be impossible to eat every food,
but many foods should be left out because they do more harm than
Follow the four basic rules above: eat a variety of low fat, low
sugar and high fiber foods that you enjoy and you will be on your
way to a perfect diet.