Love4Kitties may be on to something. I can't find anything that says Weisman is still on faculty at any of the UCLA medical branches, and while there are other sites that say he has privileges at RR, he's not in their physician directory. And there's definitely no indication that he is or ever was department head.
That doesn't mean he's not; we might just be looking in the wrong places. But if I were you, I think I would just quietly ask around-- call other doctors' offices in the Endocrinology department and just ask who the head of the department is. If he fibbed to you about that, either ask him why or just quietly change doctors. If he definitely was telling the truth, then let him know that the university websites don't have him listed correctly.
You might want to be cautious about this doctor. Do you have a website or something where it says he's the head of any department anywhere (including UCLA)? Can you find a listing of any people in this department that he says he heads? Can you find him listed as faculty at UCLA (preferably with a description of his duties)? Does he actually work for UCLA or is he just affiliated somehow (how...does he just rent an office in one of their buildings or something)? On his website, he says he's been an ASSISTANT clinical professor at UCLA for 25 years. That's not impressive, if it's true. What actual evidence do you have that the diet he gave you is widely used at UCLA (vs just something that this particular doctor widely recommends to HIS patients, which, of course he would because he's written a book about it and so has a bias towards it for whatever reason)? What evidence do you have that he's respected by his peers/coworkers at UCLA or that they agree with his dietary recommendations? He has put some of the results of a study he did 14 years ago on his website, but, the results of his study do not support the premise of his book.
Taking a look at what he put on his website, I have to say that I don't find his study very impressive and the way he presents his data is unusual and incomplete (oh, and I'm not at all impressed by his graphs which are woefully lacking in labels). Anyway, this data that he collected in this study seems to be what he's calling scientific evidence for his book... BUT, his conclusion(s) from the study are that you can diet and eat lean chicken, fish or beef and that your weight and cholesterol will drop just the same no matter which one of these protein sources you eat. His book states that you can BINGE on healthy foods like fruit and vegetables and lose weight. No respectable doctor will tell anyone it's okay to binge on any food. I also read the first few pages of his book (via a preview on Amazon) and there's a lot of misinformation there. It's shocking, really. Just because someone is a doctor doesn't mean they are giving out correct information. Doctors who write diet books are especially suspect so far as this, IMO.
Edited by: LOVE4KITTIES at: 3/14/2014 (15:39)
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Yea its the most expensive cut here too but normally thats the only cut I like since its very lean and tender like you said. Costco has a 4 pack for $28 :)
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He is the head of Nutrition and Diabetic Care at UCLA. I'm not really confused at all, I've lost 8 pounds in 7 days and haven't had any cravings or anything. The portions are common sense I guess? For protein its 1 filet mignon 6-8oz. For chicken its 1 full breast (i eat it as 2 since I filet it in half). For the cheese I eat a sensible amount, a handful of cubed cheese with apples.
My main reason for the post was to see if anyone else has been on the diet. I really like it so far it did seem restrictive at first but I found 3 friends to do it with me and we have gotten pretty creative with the recipes!
A listing of YES foods and NO foods---is poor diet education. I understand your confusion. Call back the doctor. Ask for a referral to see a Registered Dietitian or tell the doctor you do not understand what you are supposed to eat for meals, how much is a food portion, how many portions daily, etc. etc.
Becky Your SP Registered Dietitian
Edited by: DIETITIANBECKY at: 3/15/2014 (09:10)
3/12/14 1:39 P
That seems to be a very restrictive and odd combination of foods. Did the doctor explain what it is supposed to accomplish? I am usually skeptical of medical doctors who have published books on their diets, I would prefer to see peer reviewed journal articles to support the science.
lol at the fact that the only steak ok'd on the program is Filet Mignon. Pretty sweet!
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My doctor gave me a strict diet to follow for many reasons, overweight and having some health issues. The diet is widely used at his hospital ( UCLA ). Based on the restrictions and items before does anyone else follow this diet? I'm not sure it has an official "name" but he wrote a book about it called the 18% Solution. Anyone?
No • Seeds • Nuts • Coconut • Avocado • Banana • Watermelon • Grapes • Shell Fish • Dark Meat Chicken or Turkey • Ground Meat • Sliced Deli Meat • Sweetened Juices or Teas • 1% or 2% Milk • Soy Milk or Almond Milk • Alcohol • Bread, Muffins, Bagels, Cookies (no flour or grains) • Sweets, Chocolate, Candy, Cake (no sugar) • Rice, Beans, Potatoes (no starch) • Cereal • Oils (no vegetable oil, olive oil, coconut oil, etc.) • Salad Dressing • Cooked, Microwaves, Juiced, frozen or canned vegetables • Cooked, Microwaves, Juiced, frozen or canned fruit • Egg Yolks
Yes • Lettuce • Cheese • Vinegar • Lemon Juice • 100% Juice (no added sugar) • Cottage Cheese • Raw / Fresh Vegetables • Raw / Fresh Fruit (except bananas, avocado, grapes and watermelon) • Filet Mignon (no sauce, skin or fat) • White Meat Chicken (no sauce, skin or fat) • White Meat Turkey (no sauce, skin or fat) • Veal • Salmon, Halibut, Tuna and Sole • Egg Whites • Frozen yogurt (fat-free/ sugar free only) • Fat-free plain yogurt • Non-fat milk • Pam (for cooking) • Raw Fish (no rice) • Soups (low sodium) • Tofu
I am trying to find buddies that are on the same or similar diet.
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