299 – The A-List Diet – Look and Feel Younger

Losing weight using healthy strategies
My Interview with Dr. Fred Pescatore. MD

Digestive Health

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You may recognize Dr. Fred Pescatore as the New York Times bestselling author of The Hamptons Diet (2004). The Hamptons Diet focuses on lean meats, healthy fats, and limited carbs. It focuses on whole foods (organic when possible) that are minimally processed and lots of fish and low-carb veggies. There is also a big emphasis placed on omega-3 fatty acids and monounsaturated fats (MUFA) especially macadamia nut oil. Prior to opening his own practice, for five years, Dr. Pescatore was the Associate Medical Director of The Atkins Center for Complementary Medicine working directly with Dr. Robert C. Atkins.

What we have learned over the decades from Dr. Atkins and Dr. Pescatore is that fats in the diet are not the cause of obesity. We also have learned about the importance of the types of fats in the diet and that some fats are better than others. We learned that refined carbs and too many carbs is a major factor in the obesity epidemic.

The A-LIST Diet (2017)
Dr. Pescatore’s newest book is designed to go beyond Atkins and Paleo diets. Dr. Pescatore improves on these popular diets by boosting protein, protein rotation, reducing inflammation and alkalizing the body. Dr. Pescatore takes a fresh look at everyday choices and helps you customize his strategies for your unique needs.

Five Weight Loss Secrets

  1. Amino Acid Balance. “Getting the amino acid balance just right is the future of low-carb, higher protein diets.” Dr. Pescatore. It is not enough just to eat higher amounts of protein and lower amounts of carbohydrates. Science has confirmed that you need that a supply of amino acids will have positive effects.
  2. Protein Boosts.More specifically Dr. Pescatore is recommending the branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) as the missing link between health and weight loss. BCAAs are leucine, isoleucine and valine. The A-List Diet does not restrict calories but instead focuses on nutrient-dense foods.
  3. Inflammation Normalization. Eating an unhealthy diet, not exercising enough, and consuming too much sugar can contribute to chronic inflammation. These poor habits turn the immune system on and help it stay activated for prolonged periods of time, causing problems rather than eliminating them.
  4. Alkalizing the body. Amino acids are acidic. The A-List Diet recognizes the need to consume alkalizing fruits and vegetables. The A-List Diet is designed to effectively keep your body in an ideal metabolic state.
  5. Epigenetics. There is growing evidence that numerous dietary factors can modify epigenetic traits.

What Type of Dieter are You? There is no diet that is perfect for every type of dieter. Dr. Pescatore has identified 6 different types of A-List dieters:

  • A woman in her twenties or thirties
  • A perimenopausal woman
  • A menopausal or postmenopausal woman
  • A man in his twenties or thirties
  • An andropausal man over forty
  • A diet challenged woman or man with a history of on and off dieting over years

The food portion of the diet won’t vary much between dieter types but rather the protein booster content that is customized for each specific type.

The A-List Diet consists of three phases:

  • The first phase is a week long detox. The detox phase is necessary to rid the body of toxins and balance the digestive tract.
  • The second phase focuses on the best weight loss practices until you reach your goal weight.
  • The third phase is to stay healthy and look and feel younger for the long-term.

Recommended Probiotics by Dr. Pescatore
Dr. Pescatore has recognized the importance of a healthy microbiome. His recommendations for probiotics are very specific
Reg’Active Detox and Liver Health: This probiotic is the only supplement known to science that helps your body produce glutathione, the most potent antioxidant and liver detoxifying agent. Listen to our interview on Reg’Active.
Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotic:There are many probiotics on the market, but Dr. Ohhira’s is truly unique and the only one I recommend to my patients.” Listen to our interview on Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotic.
There are many nutritional supplements covered by Dr. Pescatore that can customized for your unique needs. He discusses the difference in foods and food sources and what to look for in choosing healthier foods. He describes what foods to avoid. He includes over 100 recipes to help you get started.

About Dr. Fred Pescatore, MD, MPH, CCN
Fred Pescatore, MD. MPH, CCN is a Manhattan-based traditionally trained physician and internist who specializes in nutritional medicine. He is a globally-renowned health, nutrition, and weight loss expert, as well as the author of 7 books including the New York Times bestsellers – The Hamptons Diet and newly released The A-List Diet.
He is the president of the International and American Association of Clinical Nutritionists and a member of the College for the Advancement of Medicine.
Dr. Pescatore’s extraordinary background in Complementary Medicine led him to open his globally recognized medical center, Medicine 369, in New York City. The rapid expanding practice is credited as one of the most effective and successful integrative medical centers worldwide. He has studied in America, Southeast Asia, India, Japan, Africa and Europe and sought after as one of the frontline educators and visionaries improving health care and human life. Dr. Ohhira's Probiotic


{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Elaine F. May 12, 2019 at 4:56 pm

The average person can’t afford this “diet.” (All the supplements that he recommends taking for a successful outcome will cost a small fortune!)


2 Steve Lankford May 13, 2019 at 8:20 am

It is unfortunate when one can afford the recommended supplements. One can still choose to take the most important one. Supplements are only part of the solution.


3 SEO Kansas City October 31, 2018 at 9:53 pm

Good points that you highlight here for weight loss! Nice podcast!


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