This is an interesting thread, and I actually just stumbled across it. I don't view this particular forum too often, and somehow I never saw this thread. I haven't had a chance to scan all the previous posts, so hopefully i am not too repetitive. Nutrition,diet and exercise aresome of my favorite subjects. I have been involved with either cardio or weight training almost daily for the last 45 yrs of my 59 yrs. For many yrs I was also involved in martial arts.
I became very interested in nutrition about 35 yrs ago and have tried a variety of diets such as lacto-ovo vegetarian, High protein diets, body for life diet, zone diet and the Mediterranean diet during that time. Currently I use kind of a of a blend of the zone-mediterranean diets. I eat about 6-7 times per day. I usually only eat red meat once every 2 or 3 weeks and then only lean cuts. I haven't eaten a hamburger from MacDonald's since 1978. I do eat chicken and turkey most days but, no meat except fish on Wednesdays and Fridays. Sometimes I do not eat meat on the the other days of the week. I take in plenty of fish oil and olive oil. I routinely monitor cholesterol, triglycerides and PSA which gives me a fair idea how the diet is working.