This plan was given to someone after he waited 6 weeks for the appointment, 1 hour in the waiting room and then spent 10 minutes with a Dietician to receive this worthless piece of paper...not to mention it cost him $150...!!! :-o
Personally, I think it's ludicrous there are still people out there handing out misinformation on diet when all the evidence points in the opposite direction.
These guidelines are based on the food pyramid which was created in 1992 by the World Health Organisation and the Food and Agriculture Organisation. Funny that, the Food and Agriculture Industry having a say in the promotion of the food pyramid...hmmm, wander why grains and dairy feature highly in the pyramid.
As soon as anyone mentions they are going to or have been to a Dietician I start to cringe. They are promoting food plans that are only going to leave you with leaky gut syndrome, weight gain, heart disease, headaches, possibly even Rheumatoid Arthritis...and the list could go on.
Promoting a diet essentially of grains and low fat dairy is only a recipe for ailments and low energy!
Since when do we promote custard and ice-cream as essential foods that form part of a healthy diet? Especially if they are low fat...that usually means shoved full of sweeteners and "E" numbers and more highly processed than full fat foods. Surely these are the foods that belong in the extras column are they not? Not to mention recommending soy milk, which essentially leaves you with heightened oestrogen levels due to the phytoestrogens in the soy plant that can mimic oestrogen in the body. Soy also contains enzyme inhibiting phytic acid which prevents your bodies ability to take up essential minerals from the bloodstream. And there is more, if you do a little research, it's not hard to find ;-).
Healthy living is simple really...avoid grains, sugar and processed foods and limit dairy depending on how you find it reacts with you as an individual. Please think twice if you plan on putting your health needs in the hands of a Dietician.