By Serge Kreutz

The basic idea of the Serge Kreutz diet is to differentiate between the pleasure of food and the nutritional value of food.

Most people in Europe and North America are confronted with an constant oversupply of food that mostly addresses potential consumers’ pleasure sensations.

We buy food and eat it because it feels good to have food in the mouth.

Yes, the pleasure is in the mouth.

The stomach and intestines have no taste sensations. Yes, the stomach does not want to be empty (drink plenty of water), but already just one step further, the intestines are more likely to react rather negatively on most foodstuffs, especially the delicious ones, as they more often are intestinal irritants, compared to simple foods like boiled rice .

After that, the liver does not want to be overwhelmed with nutrients, and obesity is a burden to anybody’s health.

And don’t forget that many of the swallowed foods can cause negative reactions, heartburn and allergies, or migraine, or insomnia, or elevated blood pressure, and yes, over some time, cancer, stroke, and heart attack.

Taste and other oral sensations are a plus of food, and beyond that, the effects of food are negative if more is supplied than needed for very basic energy requirements.

Remember, the life extension effect of low-calorie diets is well established.

But who wants to cope with food deprivation for years on end.

Me. And I am happy with it.

My mouth enjoys food to the fullest extend, and in substantial quantities. Just about anything that is appealing.

But I strictly control what makes it through my esophagus.

The ideal weight of a person is height in centimeter, minus 100, minus 10 percent.

My height is 182 cm, so my ideal weight is 74 kilogram. And that is what I am.

Easily. No effort. No disallowing my mouth what it wants to taste.

I just need plastic bags with my meals. After chewing my food, or rolling drinks in my mouth, the content of my mouth is discarded into a plastic bag, not my stomach.

Well, most of it. Because a small amount of food always slides to the throat, and from there into my stomach, together with the water I drink (several liters per day).

Therefore, those of my readers who want to use the Serge Kreutz diet for radical weight loss do not have to worry much about whether the Serge Kreutz diet is a zero-calorie diet.

Zero-calorie diets, of course, are not healthy. Zero-calorie diets also come with the risk of intestinal displacement. You should always take in some food.

The Serge Kreutz diet is not a zero-calorie diet. And it even is a balanced diet.

The small amounts of all food you eat will slide through your throat to your intestine, and that is about as much as you need on a Serge Kreutz weight-loss regimen.