Hello Everyone, it’s Butter Bob, and today
I want to give you a little video about keeping
your diet simple. One of my favorite subjects
that I go over and over, and you know the
reason I go over and over it? Because, people
really, they don’t believe me, I don’t think.
They write to me and they say, I would like
to know your whole menu plan, your detailed
menu plan. And I have a hard time giving people
that, because I keep, when I was losing weight,
I kept my diet extremely simple.
Of course, it’s not my plan. This plan of
keeping it very simple, is something that’s
been treated by doctors for decades before
I was ever born. Decades.
In my video, Your Own Personal Diet Guru,
You know there was a doctor back in the 1940’s
and 50’s that had a basic simple meal plan?
He told people to eat about a half a pound
of meat, three times a day and add fat to
You know, that’s a simple plan, it’s hard
to sell a diet book with it, but you know
it works. You know, keeping it simple works.
You see, there was this doctor and his name
was Dr. Blake Donaldson. He was working with
a very famous doctor, when he was a young
man, who was a Cardiac specialist. In fact,
he was one of the, the person (Donaldson)
was working with was one of the founding members
of the American Heart Association.
They were having a hard time getting their
people, who were in trouble, to lose weight.
And out of frustration, Dr. Donaldson, who
lived in New York, went to the American Museum
of Natural History to study bones and learn
what he could learn about the human diet.
And he discovered something that was probably
well known, but not to him, that people before
the dawn of agriculture were mostly hunters
and they lived on the fattest meat that they
It dawned on him, that this simple diet was
probably the diet that mankind had adapted
to. And it would be, maybe good for them.
Decades later, this was in 1920, decades later
in the early 1960’s, he wrote a book called
Strong Medicine, which by today’s standards,
believe me, is offensive in some ways, it
has some offensive stereotypes of women and
different races, so I don’t recommend the
I want to read a little quote from Dr. Donaldson’s
book, he wrote. It really tells why he recommended
such a simple diet.
During the age when our ancestors lived by
hunting, every weakling who could not maintain
perfect health on fresh fat meat and water
was bred out.
Because of this, he goes on to say:
There are probably only two perfect foods,
fresh fat meat and clean water.
Whenever you are in a jam with the human body,
it is well to go back to the common inheritance
And The ability to live well on meat and water
is the common inheritance of mankind.
And let me tell you how simple his diet was,
and he treated people with it, for decades,
I mean for decades. From the 1920’s, all the
way up until he died in the 1960’s, in late,
in the mid 60’s.
He recommended people eat about a pound and
a half of meat a day.
And this is, I went and got these steaks,
He recommended people eat Porterhouse steaks,
well, I didn’t get Porterhouse, I got Ribeye,
and this is about a pound and a half, about
8 ounces per steak. And he recommended people
eat about six ounces of lean, to two ounces
of fat and that’s somewhere around, in the
neighborhood of, what we got here. And he
allowed them to have some black coffee and
water. But he basically treated people until
they were well, lost their weight, lost their
diabetic symptoms, or lost their arthritis,
with a diet, a simple diet of eating meat,
three times a day. It’s so simple.
It’s not a Butter Bob idea. It’s just an idea.
Remember, guys. What we’re trying to really
do, is control our appetite.
We are trying to use that fat belly as food
and this works well, and it gives you the
protein you need.
While I was editing this video, I remembered
that I forgot to say one of the things that
impressed me the most about Dr. Donaldson’s
diet plan was that, he encouraged people,
in fact he demanded that his patients get
up in the morning and take a thirty minute
walk and take time to shave and to bathe and
do all the things they needed to do, before
they ate breakfast.
In other words, his diet plan had an element
of fasting to it. It extended the fast in
And he had the people on his diet, do a thirty
minute, fasted walk every morning.
Fasting was a part of his diet, whether he
realized it or not.
And I wanted to do this little re-shoot to
make sure this point was brought out, because
this is one of the things that really impressed
me, and when I made the original video, a
kind of forgot to say that. I think this really
needs to come out. Sometimes we skip over
some of these details. All his patients were
encouraged to do thirty minutes of fasted
exercise every morning.
But guess what?
Even Dr. Donaldson did not originate this
idea of keeping it simple.
In fact, there was a doctor that was around,
much, much before Dr. Donaldson was even born.
And this is a doctor, who you probably already
know the name of, or at least you know something
that he made, something that he invented.
And his name was Dr. James Salisbury.
And he’s the inventor of the Salisbury Steak.
Salisbury Steak, but not like this.
If you’re my age, you probably, when your
Mom wasn’t feeling well, probably got one
of these TV dinners served to you. And I hate
to admit, but they actually taste pretty good,
but they’re not that good for you.
But Salisbury Steak was Dr. Salisbury’s invention,
but his story is so much better than that.
And, so let’s just talk about Dr. Salisbury
for a minute.
Dr. Salisbury, in 1854, he got the bright
idea to do an experiment on himself, to find
out which foods people tolerate the best.
I’m going to read a quote to you, from his
book that I’m going to link to. This book
is in the public domain. His experiments.
And this is amazing, his story. And you can
read it for yourself, in the links to this
Dr. Salisbury wrote:
In 1854 the idea came to me, in one of my
solitary hours, to try the effects of living
exclusively upon one food at a time. This
experiment I began upon myself alone at first.
Dr. Salisbury began by eating baked beans,
he went on to eat corn, he ate asparagus,
he tried different meats. One at a time, experimenting
with different foods for over two years, on
At the end of the two years, and this is something
that you probably couldn’t do in today’s world,
he invited four, five, six men to come and
live with him and he fed them these solitary
diets. Same solitary diets he did. And saw
how they effected them.
He experimented with these men, with these
different things for another two years.
And at the end of the two years, he went and
purchased over 2,000 hogs, and he fed the
2,000 hogs this same diet. And he fed it to
them, until they became sick enough that they
He dissected all those hogs, to sick what
each food had done, because pigs seem to have
a very similar digestive system to humans.
So he wanted to see the similarities.
Now this is something that’s going to blow
your mind, especially since Dr. Salisbury
was an American.
Back in the 1800’s, there wasn’t a Mickey
D’s on every corner. Hamburgers was not the
all-American food that it is today.
But, he discovered, after many years of experimentation,
that hamburger, basically, he called it minced
beef, was almost the perfect food for a human
being to become healthy on.
Patty of minced beef, he called it minced
pulp of beef, which is basically hamburger,
was his diet of choice.
And he fed people who were sick, or fat, or
had different digestive problems, basically
insulin resistance disease, what we call it
now, metabolic diseases, a diet of exclusively
Making patties,that he told people to make
the patty loose, put it on a fire, which we
would call it grilling today. And this worked.
The great American hamburger, and it’s not
exclusively American, I understand that, hamburger
patty. I’m going to make a big one, a big
one, look here.
And he told people they could put like Worcestershire
sauce. It wasn’t the gravy base that we have
now, but he did allowed them to use the juice
off the hamburger to make, or he didn’t call
it a hamburger, to make some sauce for it,
or make a little soup for it, and this was
the great American hamburger.
And there’s Dr. Salisbury.
So the gist of this little video is this:
a simple diet has been used for a hundred
and fifty years, by doctors, on tens of thousands
of patients. Other doctors did it too, there
was a man named Alfred Pennington. There were
different doctors, down through history, especially
here in the United States, who treated tens
of thousands of patients, with a very simple,
monotonous, even boring diet, mostly a meat
The diet that I have recommended, the simple
diet, is not Butter Bob’s diet, it’s a diet
that works, it frees you from the aggravation
of trying to come up with a menu.
It gives you something simple, that has been
tried. You know, we don’t have to re-invent
the wheel every time we come up with something.
We can see what’s worked for other people
and go from there.
And I’m going to tell you something, the best
thing it does for you, it gives you a chance
to experience success.
And yes, I believe, you know I have a chili recipe,
I have a ranch dressing recipe, I have different
things that I allow in my diet, I don’t believe
in eating one thing only, but there’s nothing
wrong with keeping it simple most of the time.
Watching your appetite get under control.
Watching your body begin to use that big belly
you’ve got for food.
You know that’s the best food that you can
get, the food that your body has already got
You know, and I don’t recommended this either,
but as I told you in my Why Are Fat People
Hungry? Video, there was a man who fasted
for 382 days, he lived on his own body fat.
I don’t recommend that to any body to do that,
without medical supervision at least, especially
if you’re not really fat, this man was over
But, it’s possible to live, at least a little
bit every day, on the fat you already have.
Thank you for watching.
Keep it simple
Use your own body fat.
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Thank you for watching, Bye Bye.