I have the CSIRO Diet book and other than choosing to eat more turkey and lentils than red meat and not considering processed meat like ham should be recommended on any healthy eating plan due to the nitrates in the processed meats that have been linked to bowel cancer, I believe this is a easy to modify to your own personal taste, fairly healthy diet. It is not a great bone health diet unless you swap some of the meat content for vegetable protein.
This is a high-protein, low-fat, moderate-carbohydrate diet. It recommends beef, lamb or veal four times a week for dinner, plus fish and chicken or pork. It also recommends that 40% of your kilojoules come from carbohydrates. You're encouraged to follow the daily menu plans to familiarise yourself with how to break up the food groups. The daily food allowance is divided into:
Breakfast: high-fibre cereal, low-fat milk and fruit.
Lunch: turkey and salad sandwich with low-fat cheese.
Dinner: lamb patties, steamed zucchini and squash, tinned fruit, low-fat dairy dessert.
The good news is that this diet incorporates all the major food groups, is low in fat, promotes lots of vegetables, and encourages home cooking. It is based on scientific research which showed it is as effective as a higher-carbohydrate, low-fat diet in bringing about weight loss. The recommendation that a higher volume of fibre is incorporated as part of this regime is good advice because a diet high in fibre, even if accompanied with a diet high in meat, is kinder on the bowel than a high-protein, low-fibre diet. However the red meat intake is above the recommendations for health. It also doesn't suit vegetarians.
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