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how I will explain the Tiers to others

Posted By: JimB(A+)
Date: Wednesday, 27 December 2000, at 10:40 a.m.

In Response To: Tiers (T1 and T2) (Peter D'Adamo)

This is how I will explain the Tier system (based on Dr. D'Adamo's posts to this board):

The Tier system was created so that people can make intelligent choices about which foods are most important to include in or exclude from their diet. It is prioritized so that you get the most benefit by the least amount of modification of your diet (the old 80-20 principle: what 20% of effort gets you the 80% of benefit?).

The biggest bang for the buck is to follow Tier One. This level of compliance allows you to eat from the Neutral list as well. It also allows you to eat from the Tier Two list. Anything on the Tier Two list which is not listed as Beneficial, should be considered Neutral, even if it is listed as Avoid.

If you want to squeeze the last 20% of benefit out of the diet, then practice at the Tier Two compliance level. This is more work, but if you want to lose weight or have health conditions you want to get better, then it is worth it. To practice at the Tier Two compliance level, you should follow the Tier One list and the Tier Two list as written. Go easy on the Neutrals list.

Part of the confusion amongst readers is that both the Neutrals List and Tier Two list are multi-valent...meaning that when practicing at a Tier One compliance level, one treats avoids on the Tier Two list as neutrals; and when practicing at the Tier Two compliance level, one treats the Neutrals list as something to be minimized, if not avoided.

Additional confusion comes from the fact that the "Tiers" are both lists and levels of compliance.

Nevertheless, once the system is understood, it is a very powerful and convenient arrangement of information.


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