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The Wai Diet

The Wai Diet basically consists of:

  • fruits (raw, can also be juiced or (sun)dried)
  • olive oil
  • raw egg yolk
  • raw fish

Optional:

  • nuts
  • other oils
  • raw meat (not advocated)
  • sugar
  • other

The basic principle of the Wai Diet is to give the body what it needs, and to avoid that which is harmful to it. The diet will provide us with all the necessary macronutrients (carbohydrates, fats, protein) and micronutrients (vitamins, minerals and trace elements) we need. [Nutrients]
Fruit and olive oil account for most of the needs, complemented with some egg yolks and/or fish.

Fruits include so-called "culinary fruits", like cucumber and tomato. Also avocado is actually a fruit. Most berries, especially the non-sweet tasting ones, should not be eaten, as they are meant for birds.

Olive oil should be extra virgin cold pressed.

Only the yolk itself is needed from the eggs, so not the egg white, nor the sack around the egg yolk. How to check for freshness, and how to gradually increase tolerance is discussed here: [Fish and Eggs].

Fish can be any fish, but the fatty fish is the most beneficial. Some examples are salmon, tuna, and mackerel. Some fish contain high amounts of toxins, like mercury (tilefish, shark, swordfish, king mackerel) and copper/zinc (oysters). Fish can also contain parasites, but they are not too difficult to spot, and some even think the healthy body should be able to deal with them without a problem. Make sure to check [Fish and Eggs].

Different kind of nuts can be eaten, but brazil nuts have a very high protein quality. Macadamia nuts, walnuts, and hazelnuts are a good alternative. However, all nuts should be bought in their shell, and be shelled by hand.

Other acceptable oils are coconut or avocado oil, as long as they aren’t heated.

Raw meat usually isn't raw, but is irradiated, so heated. Also, cattle is often fed processed food, which means its meat can contain harmful substances. Other possible problems are parasites (pork), and E.coli contamination due to factory processing. This is why it isn't advocated.

Sugar can be used as an easy source of energy, if needed. [more]

Other food items which are not essential (and not harmful) but can be used in small amounts for taste are: chives or vinegar. The vinegar to use should be a pure one, without added salt, herbs or spices.

Brazil nuts


Macadamia nuts


Walnuts


Hazelnuts


Chives


Chives are the bright green, long, thin leaves of Allium Schoenoprasum, a member of the onion family.
They are referred to only in the plural, because they grow in grass-like clumps, rather than alone. Chives have a mild onion flavor with a hint of garlic, although they are much milder than actual onions.

Why only these food items?
Looking at our teeth and digestive tract, we can safely assume that we are neither carnivores, nor herbivores. We are omnivores by nature. Food processing (for example heating) is generally done to make inedible food edible. Not only does this mean we normally consume foods which are not meant to be consumed by us, but this processing also originates harmful substances. [Cooking]
Milk and milk products contain substances which are harmful to us, and can directly or indirectly lead to diseases and/or disorders (see Wai Says).
One of the other amazing realizations is that we do not need to eat vegetables, grains and/or beans. They contain substances which inhibit digestion and/or are toxic. [Vegetables, Grains and Beans]

Diet considerations
Another principle of the Wai Diet is to give the body what it needs, when it needs it. This means eating far more frequently than we are used to. The 3 big meals a day philosophy is abandoned, and replaced with several smaller meals. Our body uses both sugars and fats for energy, more than 40% of the total daily energy need is fatty energy, so we strive to give it both. For instance by combining fruits with oil.

Our protein requirement is quite low, just enough for daily construction/maintenance, and it cannot be stored in the body anyway (only as body fat). Consuming more protein increases the load of its wasteproducts ammonium and nitrogen, which has an adverse effect on longevity. The diets of the longest living creatures are low in protein. Therefore this diet is high-carb, high-fat, low-protein. The digestion of protein can be problematic when too much fiber is ingested around the same time, so avoid eating fiber around the time (e.g. one hour before and after) when protein is consumed. The acceptable amount of fiber and time differs per individual, so experimenting is needed.
To facilitate digestion of protein it is advised to avoid being very active for about an hour after consuming a proteinous meal.

Individual differences
Another consideration is that energy needs differ per person. Men generally need more than women, tall people more than short, and active ones more than less active ones.
With the seemingly limited choice of this diet, two often heard concerns are: possible lack of variety and applicability for everyone. With thousands of different kinds of fruit and today's availability due to international trade, there should be more than enough variety in fruits to keep everyone happy. One can choose (not) to eat dried fruits and/or nuts. Some like to drink lots of juices, others don't. There are many different fish with very different tastes and textures, and egg yolks can be combined with other foods to yield unexpected variety. All according to individual tastes and needs.

The human body is one big biochemical system. The biochemical processes that take place are the same for everyone, except in case of specific diseases and disorders. This means that on a basic level we are all the same.

This diet is for everyone.



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