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The Big Fat Lie We’ve Been Fed About Our Diet
The Fiscal Times ^ | May 22, 2014 | Maureen Mackey

Posted on 05/22/2014 4:47:36 PM PDT by goodwithagun

Be honest: That bacon, egg and cheese breakfast you scarfed down the other day was so delicious you’d love to have it for breakfast every morning. But like so many other health-conscious, weight-watching Americans, you just won’t allow yourself that indulgence. Instead, you opt for the usual low-fat, low-calorie and (oh-so-bland) oatmeal.

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TOPICS: Food; Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: diet; health; saturatedfat
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1 posted on 05/22/2014 4:47:36 PM PDT by goodwithagun
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2 posted on 05/22/2014 4:50:07 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: goodwithagun

The peasants are easier to control if they’re all on pills of some sort...


3 posted on 05/22/2014 4:50:13 PM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: goodwithagun
I believe nothing at this point. Both my parents lived lived very healthy lives -- good diets, lots of exercise, no smoking, etc. etc. Neither one lived long enough to collect Social Security. I know a lot of old, fat, smokers who are living on the beach in Florida.

I pretty much do what I want. It all seems like a crap shoot.

4 posted on 05/22/2014 4:50:54 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Fegelein! Fegelein! Fegelein!)
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To: goodwithagun
Standard weekday breakfast is eggs, sausage and hash browns.

Sunday morning breakfast is dark beer, stewed tomatoes and smoked herring.

I eat what I want when I want. The 'experts' can pound sand.

/johnny

5 posted on 05/22/2014 4:52:21 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: goodwithagun

Kashrus works fine for me. It makes one think about the diet as a means of being One with God.

Or it can.


6 posted on 05/22/2014 4:53:15 PM PDT by onedoug (God derived the function we discovered as mathematics)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

You know who in my house would go crazy for this!!!


7 posted on 05/22/2014 4:53:38 PM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: goodwithagun

There is so much conflicting information out there about what you should or shouldn’t eat that I tend to ignore nearly all of it and just eat what I want.


8 posted on 05/22/2014 4:53:53 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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To: goodwithagun

Old news...


9 posted on 05/22/2014 4:53:55 PM PDT by BreezyDog
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To: goodwithagun

“oatmeal”

Ugh! Give me my Grits! Butter, salt and pepper and I’m happy. But I just discovered sprinkling Parmesan cheese onto grits. Great! Oatmeal, ugh!


10 posted on 05/22/2014 4:54:34 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Gabz

Tee-Hee! :)


11 posted on 05/22/2014 4:55:12 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: goodwithagun
Animal-based fats, far from being dietary demons, are actually good for us

This is so much meat and dairy industry propaganda it's comical. But people believe it because it is easy and they want to.

12 posted on 05/22/2014 4:55:14 PM PDT by southern rock
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To: goodwithagun
In the end it will turn out to be genetics. There will be something that determines how fast each persons telemers unravel. The faster they unravel, the sooner you die. Regardless of what you ate, drank, smoked, etc.

If they find something that re-ravels telemers, then we'll all live forever.

whoopee.

13 posted on 05/22/2014 4:55:26 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: JRandomFreeper
Smoked herring and sausage contain inordinate amounts of nitrites which may give you cancer sometime soon. I'm sure your kids will appreciate getting their inheritances in a timely fashion however.
14 posted on 05/22/2014 4:55:59 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: hinckley buzzard

Ouch.


15 posted on 05/22/2014 4:56:57 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: hinckley buzzard
I almost died after a fall from a mountain during a blizzard in 2009. As far as the kids are concerned, I'm on overtime, and living on their dime.

Besides, I offset the nitrates with the nicotine.

/johnny

16 posted on 05/22/2014 4:58:23 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

“Sunday morning breakfast is dark beer, stewed tomatoes and smoked herring.”
Damn, that sounds good! By the way, whatever happened to anchovies on pizza for breakfast?


17 posted on 05/22/2014 4:59:18 PM PDT by 9422WMR (: " Tolerance is the virtue of a man who has no convictions".)
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To: goodwithagun

This is very exciting, and I hope Americans catch on quickly. I’ve been obese almost my entire life except for 2 glorious years from 2006-2008 when I dropped 165 lbs. in just over 16 months by completely removing carbohydrates from my diet and vigorously exercising.

After marrying my wife, we fell into the rut of eating out all the time, consuming inordinate calories through alcohol and large portion sizes are restaurants, and I was actually floored how fast the fat piled back on when my diet changed.

This research needs to be echoed across the land. America’s obesity problem started in the 80s with the garbage food pyramid pushed by the Reagan administration (sorry, Ronnie), and we’ve grown exponentially as a society since then. The answer is right in front of us! Fat does NOT make us fat.


18 posted on 05/22/2014 4:59:39 PM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: goodwithagun

This article is right on the money.


19 posted on 05/22/2014 5:00:23 PM PDT by zeebee (There are no coincidences.)
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To: goodwithagun

I’d rather live fewer years and enjoy what I eat than have to eat some of the swill we are told are healthy for us. As Mark Twain wrote: “My habits protect me but they’re liable to assassinate you” - people are different - what works for one may not work for another. You read about ninety year old’s drinking and smoking but yet a non-smoker sixty year old dies of lung cancer.


20 posted on 05/22/2014 5:00:48 PM PDT by SkyDancer (I Believe In The Law Until It Intereferes With Justice. And Pay Your Liberty Tax Citizen.)
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To: hinckley buzzard

I had a dozen lightly fried shrimp two eggs over easy and toast along with a tall glass of chocolate milk for breakfast.......yum!


21 posted on 05/22/2014 5:03:08 PM PDT by heshtesh (I believe in Sarah Palin, the rest not so much.)
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To: SkyDancer

Exactly right, and that doesn’t take into account accidents and other manners of death.


22 posted on 05/22/2014 5:03:29 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: goodwithagun

I just prepared and fed my 94 y/o mother an Oscar Mayer bologna, bacon, and tomato sandwich for dinner. I hope it doesn’t kill her.


23 posted on 05/22/2014 5:05:19 PM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: who_would_fardels_bear
All my fat assed and bellied brothers hated me for decades because I ate and drank with no control and nothing seemed to bother me nor make me fat.

Then I turned 54, career changed to driving a truck and EVERYthing's gone wrong and continueing to deteriorate.

I should'a stayed rebellious

24 posted on 05/22/2014 5:06:54 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: RoosterRedux

Give me that food at 94 and I’ll die happy!


25 posted on 05/22/2014 5:07:29 PM PDT by Greetings_Puny_Humans (I mostly come out at night... mostly.)
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To: trisham

Live your life the way you want so long as it doesn’t interfere with others. I hate the nannification that government tries to impose. And I’m having a double large egg omelet with sausage and pancakes and bacon for b’fast tomorrow morning. But that’s it for the day. LOL


26 posted on 05/22/2014 5:07:37 PM PDT by SkyDancer (I Believe In The Law Until It Intereferes With Justice. And Pay Your Liberty Tax Citizen.)
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To: goodwithagun
I think we are all a bit different. If you're healthy and trim, there probably isn't any need to change what you're doing. But, if you're obese and out of shape, you need to make some changes. I know a lot of fat, physically unfit people, but I don't know any that are happy about it. Many of them are ignorant and just don't know why they are like they are and a lot of them just don't have the inner strength to change the way they do things.

Eat normal proportions of healthy food and get exercise and you'll be much more fit. Learn about nutrition and try to get to the gym everyday.

27 posted on 05/22/2014 5:08:38 PM PDT by Tau Food (Never give a sword to a man who can't dance.)
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To: goodwithagun

bttt


28 posted on 05/22/2014 5:08:38 PM PDT by TEXOKIE (We must surrender only to our Holy God and never to the evil that has befallen us.)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

I prefer cheddar cheese in grits.


29 posted on 05/22/2014 5:08:48 PM PDT by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (What we need is to sucker the fedthugs into a "Tiananmen Square"-like incident on the National Mall!)
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To: goodwithagun

Oatmeal is good stuff.


30 posted on 05/22/2014 5:12:55 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: SkyDancer

Good for you! Life is far too short, regardless of how much lettuce we eat. :)


31 posted on 05/22/2014 5:14:02 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: goodwithagun
One of my favorite scenes in any movie, Woody Allen wakes up 200 years in the future:

Sleeper Breakfast

32 posted on 05/22/2014 5:15:09 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: who_would_fardels_bear
In the end it will turn out to be genetics....If they find something that re-ravels telemers, then we'll all live forever.

Au contraire. The left will just send a Diana Moon Glampers to "take care of" those with slowly unraveling telemers.

33 posted on 05/22/2014 5:17:02 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: JRandomFreeper

You’re a rebel :)


34 posted on 05/22/2014 5:18:34 PM PDT by windcliff
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To: trisham

Lettuce is for hamburgers. That’s it. Or hoagies.


35 posted on 05/22/2014 5:19:27 PM PDT by SkyDancer (I Believe In The Law Until It Intereferes With Justice. And Pay Your Liberty Tax Citizen.)
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To: BenLurkin

Yes, it is, and you can mix almost anything with it. Try a little sriracha some time.


36 posted on 05/22/2014 5:20:10 PM PDT by HartleyMBaldwin
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To: hinckley buzzard; JRandomFreeper; trisham

Those preservatives may be preserving you.

And I’m reading that the studies linking nitrates with cancer have been discredited.


37 posted on 05/22/2014 5:22:25 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: rarestia

The food pyramid was around long before the Reagan Administration. I remember it from grade school, so I probably saw it in the late 60s thru mid 70s.


38 posted on 05/22/2014 5:25:16 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Tau Food

This may be a satisfying answer to you but is not helpful or accurate. The whole point of the article is that we have been misled in our definition of healthy foods because of an inaccurate food pyramid promoted by the government without any real research. It has taken decades for scientists to examine the food pyramid critically and realize that it is making people obese and promoting type 2 diabetes and that avoiding fat is further compromising people’s health.

Inner strength sound good and so does self discipline but calorie counting, portion control and exercise does not yield results for many people. Talking about going to the gym every day may make a person feel self righteous but many people are caregivers,or working two jobs to make ends meet and don’t have that time or funding. Its just an easy thing to say that puts the blame on an individual with genetics that makes them especially sensitive to carbohydrates or some additional factor that we have not uncovered yet. There is good information in this article that, if more widely dispersed, could do a lot to improve the lives and health of many people in a way that eat healthy foods, in “normal proportions” and go to the gym will not.


39 posted on 05/22/2014 5:27:00 PM PDT by JayGalt
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To: RichardMoore

Thought you’d be interested. People are soooo desperate to believe that bacon is a health food and cholesterol should be a beverage. You have to laugh.


40 posted on 05/22/2014 5:27:32 PM PDT by southern rock
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To: ClearCase_guy

“I know a lot of old, fat, smokers who are living on the beach in Florida.

“I pretty much do what I want. It all seems like a crap shoot.”.


I am an 81 year old smoker(always slim,though), and here I am. It IS a crap shoot.

.


41 posted on 05/22/2014 5:28:33 PM PDT by Mears
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To: FreedomPoster

One day I believe that the cause(s) of cancer will be discovered, but most of what I see now seems to be speculation.


42 posted on 05/22/2014 5:28:42 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: goodwithagun

i swore off oatmeal over 70 years ago, it’s nothing but horse food!


43 posted on 05/22/2014 5:29:43 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: FreedomPoster

I stand corrected. I was in grade school in the 80s and remember it being bandied about as the de facto health standard.


44 posted on 05/22/2014 5:34:07 PM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Vince Ferrer

Here is a pretty good, relevant scene:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EdbZEXfPwmg


45 posted on 05/22/2014 5:34:42 PM PDT by nonamer
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To: southern rock

Perhaps you would prefer the article in the Wall Street Journal that has more background information and makes an excellent case for bacon as a healthy choice (http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303678404579533760760481486#)

The Questionable Link Between Saturated Fat and Heart Disease
Are butter, cheese and steak really bad for you? The dubious science behind the anti-fat crusade


46 posted on 05/22/2014 5:34:49 PM PDT by JayGalt
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To: Mears

I am an 81 year old smoker(always slim,though), and here I am. It IS a crap shoot.””

Eighty one? You post so much younger. I was guessing a curmudgeonly sixty year old.


47 posted on 05/22/2014 5:36:55 PM PDT by raybbr (Obamacare needs a death panel.)
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To: Tau Food
Learn about nutrition and try to get to the gym everyday.

I'd love to know how much stock you have in any of the national chain gyms or "nutrition" stores.

Seriously, you sound like one of those paid spokespersons on TV hawking some law firm or other...........

48 posted on 05/22/2014 5:37:01 PM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: SkyDancer

Or a 62 year old who dies from a fall. “Life is unfair”.


49 posted on 05/22/2014 5:40:06 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: raybbr

LOL! I’m a bit cranky at times myself. :)


50 posted on 05/22/2014 5:41:38 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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