I got the same story from my doctor. He thought what I was doing was "extreme" removing foods essential to nutrition. Yet he asked me "where do you get your protein?" Without allowing me to answer he then wanted me to eat a diet made up of 30-35% fat! Sorry doc, you lose! I won't follow your advice, but I will stick with him to prove I am better without his medication and advice he passes on.
Emily Boller over on Diseaseproof.com just posted about 'extreme' diets:
"If we buy into the culturally acceptable mindset that eating for health is extreme, we will always have twinges or avalanches of deprivation and self-pity; which will set us up for repetitive cheating, or worse yet, for others to think we are depriving ourselves and have pity on us as well.
... if deep down inside we feel abnormal or embarrassed by eating high-nutrient, plant based foods, or are made to feel like we are extreme, then we’ve caught the "extreme-titis" bug. If we've caught it, we'll never experience the truest sense of pleasure from eating for health. (Unfortunately, the virus is quite contagious right now!)
When we grasp the amazing reality that eating a high-nutrient, plant based diet is normal; that eating an apple instead of a piece of cake is normal; that eating some steamed veggies instead of a pan of pizza, or eating a salad instead of bag of chips is normal; that not having diabetes, heart disease, strokes, cancer, and dementia is normal; not having astronomical medical and pharmaceutical bills is normal; that enjoying pleasurable sex in the middle age years and beyond is normal; and that feeling well, attractive, and enjoying life is normal.
And the day that we thoroughly understand that putting a high fat Value Meal or chocolate cream pie into our blood stream is extreme; to be riddled with type 2 diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and dementia is extreme; for a teen to wear diapers and be spoon fed pureed food due to a stroke is extreme; to spend $120 on a vial of insulin is extreme; to continually feel sick, tired and depressed is extreme; to be so overweight and lethargic that one can't enjoy making love to his/her spouse is extreme; to sweat profusely and hide from swimming pools on hot summer days is extreme.
Then, and only then, we will experience the true pleasure of eating for health!
As the mind is changed, the body will be transformed as a result.
Are we living in the perspective of being normal or extreme?
Perhaps it’s time for an “extreme adjustment”.
I agree with Emily and with the other posters. This diet is not extreme. You need another doctor.