[QUOTE=otzi;1069804]It's actually a pretty sound concept, the tweaking to your needs is the hard (or fun) part. It's not "a pound a day" for everyone, the concept is your core eating should consist of 1/2 to 1 pound each of starch, fruit/veg, and meat. [B] There is almost no one who should go below this target and almost no one who should go over.[/B] Extremely huge, extremely small, extremely active, etc... all exceptions to the rule.
Of course that's not all you eat, just the centerpiece of your day.[/QUOTE]
Right. FODMAP-intolerant folks like me would be in deep pain on any "diet" like this. You already mentioned how many folks are FODMAP-intolerant in your post on the resistant starches thread:
About 30–40% of people in Central Europe suffer from fructose malabsorption. ... excess dietary intake may lead to minor side effects, such as increased flatulence and loose stools in those with fructose malabsorption. It is recommended that fructan intake for people with fructose malabsorption be kept to less than 0.5 grams/serving.[16[/QUOTE]
Some/many of us here likely have Central European ancestry.