Who am I to say what is sound, you may be thinking, what makes me the judge of what is a sound, safe and maintainable diet. Excellent point, my opinion is worth no more than any other man, probably a lot less than many others. It is for the reader, to make up their own mind, as to what constitutes a healthy diet. Over the years, Jimmy has gone from what I consider to be a healthy diet, especially for the heavily overweight and type two diabetic, to a ludicrous ultra high fat diet, extremely low carb and minimal protein diet called the ketogenic diet.
Ultra high fat ketogenic diets have been used in Hospitals for a long time, to treat young epileptics when all other methods including drugs have failed. It has been very successful for many children. One point should be noted, this procedure is carried out in a hospital environment under the strictest medical supervision. Not exactly something to be tried at home in my opinion. Intermittent fasting is a good way to lose some weight when required. You don’t need the brains of Einstein, to realise eating less can lead to weight loss. Jimmy’s idea of fasting in one of his very highly publicised experiments, was a 30 day fast, with only a tiny amount of bone broth for daily sustenance. Surprise surprise he lost weight, but not for long.
Losing weight is one of the easiest things anyone can do, it’s keeping it off permanently that is hard. To lose weight permanently, and stay healthy, you need to put a permanent lifestyle in place. 30 day fasts and eating blocks of butter, may be good for publicity, especially when you are trying to sell books and lots of products off your website, but for sure, patrons ride at their own risk. Jimmy did respond to my post and comment on his Facebook site (I never asked to be included in his Keto group) by blocking me, who would have thought it. It appears the truth, the whole truth, nothing but the truth, earns a swiftly issued exit visa at Jimmy's joint.
"Jumping the shark" is attempting to draw attention to or create publicity for something that is perceived as not warranting the attention, especially something that is believed to be past its peak in quality or relevance. The idiom "jumping the shark" is almost always used in a pejorative sense. Wiki