This question occured to me recently. It seems like every person I've ever met in the States who tries to eat healthy is not following this stuff to the T.
At some point most end up going overboard on the sugar or other refined carbs. After all, no people in the history of the world have eaten this way (avoiding animal fat, seeking out whole grains). And, to give some credit to the conventional wisdom, even these guys recognize that you shouldn't be chowing down on white bread and high fructose corn syrup.
So do you know anyone whose dietary habits would make the Surgeon General truly proud? Have you ever followed this advice for an extended perioud of time?
I'm just curious, but also think that, if my suspicions are true and that no one actually follows this advice, that would strike be pretty damning indictment of those who are pushing it. And I've never heard this point made explicitly before, so I thought I'd see what y'all think.