Skip to comments.I Lie Because You Can’t Handle The Truth
Posted on 01/29/2018 6:48:53 AM PST by NOBO2012
This wont come as a surprise to anyone who pays attention but little by little the medical community is reluctantly coming around to acknowledge that fats arent so bad and carbohydrates arent so good.
High Fat Diet Good, High-Carb Diet Deadly: High carbohydrate intake was associated with higher risk of total mortality, whereas total fat and individual types of fat were related to lower total mortality. Total fat and types of fat were not associated with cardiovascular disease, myocardial infarction, or cardiovascular disease mortality, whereas saturated fat had an inverse association with stroke. Global dietary guidelines should be reconsidered in light of these findings. The Lancet
Once again, not just wrong but 100% wrong. Apparently the science isnt settled after all.
Those of you whove been around here for awhile will recall Ive covered this topic more than a few times in the past. Such as this excerpt from a 2013 post, Michelles Food Marketing 101: The Hidden Persuaders. Remember, this was the height of Barack and Lady Ms reign of error when all our butts had double tees:
Would now be an appropriate time to mention the inconvenient truth that it was the federal government that first published food guidelines? And that the food industry not only followed them, they scrupulously formulated their food offerings to capitalize on them? For example, during WWII, our government asked us to save wheat for the troops:
The food companies did their best to comply:
And when WWII was over and the sugar rationing ended, they continued to support the governments recommendations:
Notably, they were simply following the governments own current recommendation to eat more carbohydrates (emphasis added):
"It was Senator George McGovern's bipartisan, nonlegislative Select Committee on Nutrition and Human Needs that almost single-handedly changed nutritional policy in this country and initiated the process of turning the dietary fat hypothesis into dogma.
In January 1977, after listening to the testimony of Ancel Keys and other doctors and scientists intent on promoting the unsupported Dietary Fat-Heart hypothesis, the Committee published the "Dietary Goals for the United States" recommending that all Americans reduce their fat, saturated fat and cholesterol consumption, and increase their carbohydrate consumption to 55-60% of daily calories.
1980s-90s: EAT LESS FAT! MORE CEREAL, BREAD, RICE AND CARBS!
Then in the early 21st century Dr. Atkins' rocked everyones world with his earthshattering declaration that carbs, not fat, were the culprit in everything from obesity to diabetes to heart disease. At first the food police were dismissive, even derisive of Atkins' claims. When he refused to go away, they tried to demonize him as a dangerous extremist. Butt then data began to pour in supporting his claims that excess carbohydrates were contributing to obesity, diabetes and heart disease. Government health and dietary experts went into tilt mode for awhile. Butt then, they came bounding back under Lady Ms excellent leadership with a brand new food pyramid that was so revolutionary that few people even noticed that it wasnt really a pyramid at all:
And although it had been years in the making, when released it wasnt very clear and not particularly helpful. So we hired a new consultant to translate this
messconcept into something simpler that could be grasped by our new, simpler population:
Many of whom no longer speak English:
As either a first or second language:
So once again the experts our betters are left looking the fool in this debate. And the often ridiculed, frequently maligned Dr. Atkins who was hounded by the medical establishment for most of his life turned out to be far more right than his detractors.
Sometimes people just cant handle the truth.
Posted from: MOTUS A.D.
Yup - keto diet just works. HFMPLC is what every American should do. Of course, that would eliminate 95% of processed food.
I’m not sure a “High” anything diet is healthy. I suspect balance is probably the key to a healthy diet.
Of course, I don’t have a PhD in food studies or caloric relations or such. I just have advice my mom gave me when I was growing up.
Just eat what you like in moderation and make sure that it is real food, no fake replacements such as artificial sweeteners, high fructose syrup, and margarine. More vegetables than fruit, more fruit than meat, more meat than carbs. Avoid overprocessed foods. Spices are your friend. If you eat too much salt then drink more water. Bang your wife regularly.
Whatever the govt says to do with your diet, do 180 degrees the opposite and you’ll be fine. Because you can be assured their recommendations are crooked and subsidized and supported by biased research, and about 50 years behind the curve.
Everything in moderation - including moderation.
She used to tell me to eat more meat, fats and green salad vegetables and less processed breads, crackers, pretzels, cookies, cakes, potatoes, corn, and no sugar, if I wanted to keep my weight down and still have energy to be in athletics and be an active teenager.
Processed carbohydrates convert to glucose when eaten and, if not burned up in our daily activities and exercise, then within 24-48 hours, the excess is converted to fat and stored in our butts and stomachs for later use. We get sugar highs and lows, a big contributor to diabetes. We get fat.
If you eat proteins, fats and simple carbs (not processed) and don't eat the processed carbs, your body looks for other energy sources to fuel our bodies, mainly the excess fat stores hanging off our butts and stomachs. You go into ketosis and burn your own fat. We lose weight.
I've eaten this way for decades. I was able to run 10Ks and marathons for 30 years after school with no loss of energy. My cholesterol was 112 on my last physical, very low. No diabetes. At 70 years old, I still walk briskly everyday and do strength training. And am mistaken for being in my mid-50s regularly.
I do eat processed carbs on occasion like the tortillas used for tacos or popcorn at a movie. But I stick to the no-processed-carbs way of eating almost exclusively. I drink lots of water daily.
I attended my 50th high school reunion last year and was complimented more than once on my weight being close to what it was 50 years ago. Most people in the group were way overweight to say the least.
This way of eating is not for everyone, but if you like to eat and not gain weight (and even lose weight) this is one way to maintain it. A couple of times in my life I fell off the wagon because of circumstances at the time and fell back into eating processed carbs. In no time, I started gaining weight. But was aware enough to slam the breaks on the weight increase and shove my body into reverse and went back to the protein, fats and simple carb way of eating and lost it all.
Moral of the story: My mom had it right while the government food pyramid experts have it all wrong. The pyramid should be turned upside down on its point instead of its base. That would go a long way towards reducing obesity and diabetes in this country.
There’s an excellent documentary called “The Men Who Made Us Fat” - it’s available on youtube. Key turning points: Secretary of Agriculture Earl Butz getting corn subsidies and promoting high-fructose corn syrup; the sugar lobby who trashed and ridiculed researchers who said sugar was bad, fat was okay; Congress who caved to the sugar lobby by changing their dietary recommendations which led to the low-fat craze (to get low-fat products to taste good, more sugar was added - and diabetes rates soared); and the supersizing marketing of food.
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Fat tastes good.
ive been ‘atkinsizing’ for decades in one form or another and it has been the best thing ive ever done for controlling my weight and general physical appearance....
and i do still treat myself, a couple of days a week, as i work four ten hour shifts, im then off three days.
The work days i watch and restrict my carbs/starches/sugars, and on my days off, i enjoy some good old fashion junk food....
i exercise three times a week, im 56 and not too bad at all....now if my mental state were up to snuff, id be a world beater....
but, one thing at a time.
What is HFMPLC please?
High Fat, Medium Protein, Low Carb
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