When a dieter is quoted as saying that “peeing and testing your urine to see if your diet is working can become addictive,” I know we, as a society, have really lost it. It’s one thing for individuals with risk of disease or active disease to be motivated, committing to daily testing regimens to monitor progress, but it’s a whole other discussion when dieting encourages competitive pee testing. The goal in this case is urine as clear as possible because the proponents of the Alkaline Diet say it’s an essential indicator of the amount of acid in the body.
On the positive side, the Alkaline Diet encourages eating fermented vegetables, most fruits, specific whole grains and tofu for protein. The theory is that alkaline foods are easier to digest, which means that nutrients and minerals are more easily absorbed. What are you not supposed to eat? Included on that list is alcohol, coffee, dairy, meat, starchy grains and refined sugar. Can I already point out that most healthy eating plans recommend that meat now be consumed far less frequently (if at all) and lean cuts should be the major choice; we know that if you drink moderate amounts of alc