From: (7/30/09) http://news.lalate.com/2009/07/30/rush-limbaugh-diet/
"All I can tell you is is that it’s about 1500 calories a day, but you don’t count ‘em. I don’t know the caloric intake of one thing I’m eating. All I know is that it adds up to about 1500 calories. It’s a factor, but it is the way the proteins, the complex carbs and the fats and even some fruit get put together during the course of the day. For example, you cannot have two proteins at one meal. So I cannot have one night Surf and Turf. I can have five and a half ounces of fillet, seven ounces of chicken or fish, but I can’t combine it. I can’t have three ounces of beef and four ounces of fish. I don’t know why. I just follow it and it works. I’ve never lost weight faster than this diet. But it’s not that I don’t want to tell you; it’s just I can’t." “You cannot drink, no adult beverages. Well, probably now if I wanted to have a glass of wine once or twice a week I could do it without throwing the diet off. But when you’re starting you can’t. It’s not the calories. Alcohol gets metabolized as pure sugar and that requires insulin, and insulin is the biggest enemy of weight loss because insulin is what’s necessary to store fat. So any diet worth its salt you’re going to be eating very little sugar so that you trigger as little insulin as possible because that shuts down the weight loss process, that’s why alcohol is banned."