The basic principles of the StanPlan are
the most simple you can imagine:
We only eat things that are natural and available
by "picking, gathering, fishing, or hunting."
We don't eat food that come from factories or
that are significantly processed. We don't eat foods that come in
boxes. We don't eat foods that are mixtures, blends or composites
of other basic foods. We just eat what nature provides.
We can eat beef but we don't eat hamburger meat.
We can eat turkey but not turkey sausage. We'll choose whole oats
but not packaged oatmeal.
We can eat unlimited quantities of almost
all permitted foods.
Only meat, poultry and nuts must be limited as
to how much or when we eat them. These foods contain most of the
fats we eat and must be limited in quantities and only eaten at
Other than the Limited Foods, we can eat
at any time we are hungry or simply wish to eat.
There is never a reason to be hungry on the StanPlan.
The magnificent part of the StanPlan is that after you have followed
it for a week or so, you will almost completely lose the desire
Foods can be prepared by any means except
frying or cooking with fats as long as they are still recognizable
as the "raw ingredient" in both shape and texture.
Foods may only be cut a maximum of 8 times (see
"Rule of Eights"). Foods should usually not be peeled
Carbs: are there bad carbs and good
carbs…or just "God’s carbs"?
The low-carbohydrate diets have been promoted
since the 60's.. They consist of mostly protein with very limited
The Stanplan relies on the fact that carbohydrates
in nature are both healthy and not "fattening" if they
are eaten as nature intended. The "Inside
Outside" principle and the "Up
the Chain" principle explain more about why non-manufactured
carbs (what we call "God's carbs") are not restricted.