• Dr. Lena Fernandez

Why Are Diets So Confusing?

What if I told you “all diets are simply bogus except for...?”

Stay with me here for a second!


We know good nutrition is one of the main keys to a healthy lifestyle. There are many arguments about which diet is best for you. If you are anything like me, you are super confused because there are hundreds of diets out there! Which one should you choose for long-term health benefits?



With that said, I'm going to give you my exact road map to eat foods that you love in order to live healthy and strong. Actually, our ancestors followed this basic nutrition plan for thousands of years. But let me ask you this first...


Which of the following diets did our ancestors eat most of?


Ketogenic diet...

Paleo diet...

Atkins diet...

The Zone diet...

Vegetarian diet...


Vegan diet...

Weight Watchers diet...

South Beach diet...

Raw food diet...

Low fat diet...

Low carb diet..

Western diet...



The answer is simple: NONE of the above.


Our ancestors didn't worry about counting calories and didn't associate with any particular diets. You see, I've learned one or two things about nutrition growing up on my family's organic farm in Europe; now I want to share them with you because I do believe this will transform your health for good. In addition, as a scientist I spent years conducting research and studies on different diets in animals and in humans. So, pay attention to this email because I do believe what I am about to share with you can really help you accomplish your health goals right now.


The answer you've been waiting for- the whole food, plant-based nutrition is what our ancestors have been eating since our existence. This special meal plan focuses on minimally processed foods, specifically plants, which research studies show to be effective at promoting weight loss, improving metabolism, reversing diabetes, and preventing heart diseases.

In fact, I remember as a child growing up on my organic farm, anytime I wanted a snack, my mother handed me either walnuts, strawberries, or cucumbers (to name a few.) Ice cream didn't live in our refrigerator, and Cheeto chips didn't exist where I came from, so I knew that if I wanted to make a simple meal, I needed to pick one or two things from my organic garden to prepare my delicious meal.


I know you don't have the time and perhaps the resources to grow your own food. However, all you have to do is make healthy decisions by choosing the right food sources for you and your family. Also, the whole food, plant-based diet doesn't have to be meatless either! In fact, a whole food, plant-based diet is what transformed my life in reaching my healthy weight and improving my overall health. This was special for me since I have had so many health problems since moving to America from Europe.

Nonetheless, the basic principles of a whole-food, plant-based diet are as follows:

  • Emphasize whole, minimally processed foods.

  • Limit or avoid animal products.

  • Focus on plants-including vegetables, fruits, whole grains, legumes, seeds and nuts, which should make up the majority of what you eat.

  • Exclude refined foods-like added sugars, white flour, and processed oils.

  • Pay special attention to food quality- many proponents of the whole food, plant-based diet promote locally sourced food (or organic food whenever possible.)


For these reasons, this diet is often confused with vegan or vegetarian diets. Yet although similar in some ways, these diets are not the same.

If you would like to know more about a whole food, plant-based diet and how this simple meal planning can transform your health, then CLICK HERE to watch my video where I discuss 3 myths about the whole food, plant- based diet, how to increase energy, improve thyroid health, and lose weight for good with my simple step-by-step 90:10 whole plant-based diet plan!

Comment #replay when you watch my video so I can hop in there to answer your questions and give you a big shout out.


Much love,

Dr. Lena Fernandez


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