Saturday, September 16, 2017

Diets Do Not Work

For years we have been teaching that diets do not work. In the next series of posts I will begin by taking a look at some common diet myths. A diet myth is a bit of misinformation that is packaged to convince you to accept it as the gospel truth. Diet myths are propaganda carefully crafted by advertising campaigns. Even though they sound convincing they will send you down the wrong road.

Here is the first diet myth.

When you diet you lose weight. Yes you will lose weight when you diet because you are restricting calories. What you are not told is that the weight loss is only temporary if you don;t make lifestyle changes.

A staggering 98% of those who diet will gain the weight back. Exercise is the biggest factor in determining whether a dieter gains the weight back. Those who exercise in addition to changing their diet are far more likely to keep the weight off. 

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Do You Love Eating Meat?

Most people love eating meat and those who love it eat eat a lot of it. In our health books we advise our readers to  minimize eating red meat and to avoid processed meat. Now there is new evidence that eating red meat can shorten your life.

An article in the British  Medical Journal reported the results of following more than 500,000 people for an average of 16 years. They found that the people who at the most beef had a 26% higher mortality rate than those who seldom ate beef,

We advise you to pay attention to this study because poor eating habits can literally kill you.This was a large study and although it has flaws the message is clear.

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Monday, September 11, 2017

Nutritional Tips For Eating To Fight Inflammation

You can decrease inflammation in your body by following some simple eating guidelines.

1) Take adequate amounts of omega 3 fatty acids either by eating cold water fish or by taking a fish oil supplement. This should be at lease 2.5 grams of EPA and DHA/

2) Reduce your intake of omega 6 fatty acids. It is difficult to do this in America because we are constantly exposed to and encouraged to eat foods that are high in omega 6 acids. This includes fried fast food, foods cooked in sunflower and vegetable oils,

3) Eat a diet rich in fiber or take a fiber supplement.

4) Reduce your intake of starches. This means white bread, most processed foods and most baked snack foods.

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