What is the Serge Kreutz food philosophy?
The Serge Kreutz food philosophy is for both dieters and gourmets what Charles Darwin's principles of evolution are for biologists.
Both change everything.
Just as biology wasn't the same after Charles Darwin, dieting and gourmet eating are not the same after Serge Kreutz.
You can summarize Charles Darwin in one sentence: different forms of life evolve from previous forms of life by natural and sexual selection.
You can also summarize Serge Kreutz in one sentence: differentiate between the nutrition value and the pleasure value of food, and be selective about what you pass to your stomach.
If the world adopts Serge Kreutz' food philosophy, there will no longer be obese people.
Obesity is unnecessary and so easy to avoid for anybody who unserstands the Serge Kreutz food philosophy.
At the core is, as mentioned above, the differentiation between the nutritional value of food, and the psychological (pleasure) component.
Much has been written about the nutritional value of all different foods humans consume. I do not have to add anything to this, except a word of caution: as you aim to be of ideal weight (height in centimeter minus 100, minus 10 percent = weight in kilogram), any food that passes to your stomach has to be of limited quantity (some fruit every day, a few nuts, an egg).
Now, that doesn't sound very satisfying. And indeed, it is not. It is also not very satiating.
But being overly satiated is negative from any perspective you look at it.
The long-term effect of constantly filling your stomach with foodstuff, and overloading your intestines with content is a myriad of problems associated with being overweight.
But even the short-term effects are no good. Many foodstuffs cause an irritation of the digestive tract, and there is a plethora of unhealthy components in many foods, many over time even with a cancer risk.
Stuffing yourself with food also suppresses testosterone, thus inhibiting libido, and slows down brain function, thus making you less intelligent.
Yeah, but I love food. And you do.
And Serge Kreutz fully recognizes this. According to Serge Kreutz, apart from sexual intercourse, our relationship with food is what makes our lives worth living.
And Serge Kreutz actually encourages you to indulge in food. Copious quantities. Orgies of taste.
Just follow one important advice: don't discard into your stomach what your mouth enjoys. Discard into a plastic bag. Just drink (and swallow intentionally) plain water after the bolus has passed into a plastic bag.
Yes, you will feel satisfied after such a meal. For satisfaction from food is a quality that comes from the taste of food. And you have taste receptors only in your mouth, and the esophagus and all further organs of food digestion are void of taste receptors (thank God, because chyme tastes horrible, first like vomit, then like shit).
It is obvious that food-related satisfaction is a consequence neither of the nutritional value of food, nor of its effect of loading the stomach and further organs of the digestive tract.
If the satisfaction from food where related to either of the above two, we would all be eating optimally formulated silage, just as hogs.
Come on! Satisfaction from food comes entirely from the taste of food. Nothing else.
It's in the brain. What we feel in the digestive tract beyond the mouth is satiation, not satisfaction. Even though undersatiation is registered in the brain as hunger, full satiation actually is a handicap on the path to further satisfaction.
Remember your childhood? Having Sunday lunch at your grandma's? Or a Thanksgiving dinner? Eat as much as you can. Unlimited delicious food. Until you have to admit: I just can't eat any more! Absolutely full. But you still can lick spoons.
Didn't you feel just great?
Yes, putting loads of food in your mouth will cause a very positive mood. The uplifting effect is better than that of Prozac (the Viagra for the mind).
Now, if you avoid the satiation from passing food into your stomach, won't you be eating all day?
Serge Kreutz says No, you won't. And you can try this yourself.
The correct technique for kreutzing food is to drink (and swallow) some water in between instances of putting food into your mouth, and chewing and discarding it. This, along with the small quantities of food that anyway slide down your esophagus when you roll it in your mouth, is enough to stop any hunger signaling from the stomach.
Certainly, when kreutzing meals, you will put more food in your mouth than when consuming meals conventionally. Enjoy!
But sooner or later, your appetite will subside all by itself. Tastes, when experienced again and again, will lose intensity, and apart from that, there will, sooner or later, be a desire to do something else than eat.
That is when you are satisfied. Even though you are not satiated in the sense that you are burdened. It's full satisfaction, but satiation only by the water you drink and swallow in between discarding any other content of your mouth into plastic bags.
And you can do this for years. Never feel any food deprivation. And be of ideal weight forever.