FACTS: Caloric Restriction & Whole Food Lifestyle

What role does caloric restriction play in achieving health?      Fred Bisci

Key Point: Caloric Restriction/All Raw or Raw/Cooked Portions


Caloric restriction plays a big role for Your Healthy Journey and good health. When done correctly, a 100% raw living food lifestyle is inevitably a calorically restricted lifestyle but always remember that most people that I work with still achieve very good results from my Intermediate Level Lifestyle where you are eating high percentage of raw portions and a moderate percentage of cooked portions within the same meal.

This is why I formulated the Intermediate Level Lifestyle. It is also a calorically restricted lifestyle. You can also make the Intermediate Level Lifestyle a seasonal change approach so you eat a high percentage of raw foods in the warmer months and then transition over to a moderate percentage of cooked portions in the cooler months. There is a lot of versatility to Your Healthy Journey but no matter what you choose to do: Leaving Out Processed Foods are the key and knowing that your body will always be detoxifying to rejuvenate cells is a lifetime process.

Caloric Restriction: My Journey:

I recall the hardest thing for me when I was transitioning to a raw food lifestyle is that I went from being a big guy (220 lbs.) to being a very slim guy. This doesn’t mean you can’t be strong on this type of raw whole food lifestyle especially if you’re young and you know how to train. Caloric restriction makes a tremendous difference for the good of athletic longevity, performance and recovery, if you know how to do it.

My friend, Dr. Luigi Fontana, medical doctor/research scientist from Washington Medical School is a world-renowned specialist in caloric restriction. He’s done all kinds of studies. Luigi actually did a study with people who live the raw whole, plant food lifestyle. He found that people that were on raw living foods across the board had the arterial system of a 14-year-old kid. There was no build-up of arterial plaque within their overall circulatory system or in their heart, but he did see some younger people that had osteoporosis. I think that certainly this could be avoided by adding some Raw Nutrient Dense, Super Green Food Powders (Amazing Greens), E3Live, Wheatgrass, Spirulina and Chlorella into a person’s lifestyle.  Also, there are 100% raw vitamins and minerals out there, like the Innate supplements.  They’re fabulous. Including all this in my overall lifestyle is part of Your Healthy Journey. Plus, I was tested and the findings were that I had the bone density of a young athlete but remember I am still training at 88 years old. This is also another key to longevity and performance: Exercise!!


Staten Island Working Gentleman Farmer & Caloric Restriction:

I knew a gentleman years ago who had a little farm in Staten Island and he grew all his own vegetables.  This man was really remarkable.  He was working at a very advanced age. He had some goats and he raised a few chickens.  He did eat a small amount of animal protein, but basically, he lived on vegetables and figs. He had a lot of fig trees there. He did not eat a lot. He didn’t have a sophisticated education but he was a very intelligent man. He was very musically inclined.  He was fabulous with the mandolin and I remember him playing for us. One thing that made an amazing impression on me was that when he was 100 years old, he drove to Florida all by himself because his two daughters that lived there and one of them was married to my brother. He died at 104 and had a long life with no disease I am aware of. He did all this on a fresh, clean lifestyle and a high percentage of whole plant foods. There is a life worth living.

Enjoy Your Healthy Journey!








Fred’s Revised Book: Your Healthy Journey

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Fred Bisci, author, “Your Healthy Journey”, Head of the Spartan Nutritional Advisory Council (SNAC), has successfully worked with amateur, elite, professional and extreme athletes. He has been a tenacious athlete completing eighteen marathons, two ultra-marathons. He also has a history as a Navy boxing champ, has successfully competed in Olympic-style weightlifting, and still, leads an athletic life. Fred, born 1929, has lived on 100% raw plant foods for over 50 years and is a lifestyle/longevity coach, food scientist; detox/fasting expert and clinical nutritionist. He offers a natural, simple, common sense approach by showing people a well-grounded experience to the healing power, peak athletic performance and remedial capabilities of the human body.

Rory Dean