Skip to comments.The Big Fat Lie We’ve Been Fed About Our Diet
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 youd love to have it for breakfast every morning. But like so many other health-conscious, weight-watching Americans, you just wont allow yourself that indulgence. Instead, you opt for the usual low-fat, low-calorie and (oh-so-bland) oatmeal.
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The peasants are easier to control if they’re all on pills of some sort...
I pretty much do what I want. It all seems like a crap shoot.
Sunday morning breakfast is dark beer, stewed tomatoes and smoked herring.
I eat what I want when I want. The 'experts' can pound sand.
Kashrus works fine for me. It makes one think about the diet as a means of being One with God.
Or it can.
You know who in my house would go crazy for this!!!
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.
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!
This is so much meat and dairy industry propaganda it's comical. But people believe it because it is easy and they want to.
If they find something that re-ravels telemers, then we'll all live forever.
Besides, I offset the nitrates with the nicotine.
“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?
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.
This article is right on the money.
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.
I had a dozen lightly fried shrimp two eggs over easy and toast along with a tall glass of chocolate milk for breakfast.......yum!
Exactly right, and that doesn’t take into account accidents and other manners of death.
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.
Then I turned 54, career changed to driving a truck and EVERYthing's gone wrong and continueing to deteriorate.
I should'a stayed rebellious
Give me that food at 94 and I’ll die happy!
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
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.
I prefer cheddar cheese in grits.
Oatmeal is good stuff.
Good for you! Life is far too short, regardless of how much lettuce we eat. :)
Au contraire. The left will just send a Diana Moon Glampers to "take care of" those with slowly unraveling telemers.
You’re a rebel :)
Lettuce is for hamburgers. That’s it. Or hoagies.
Yes, it is, and you can mix almost anything with it. Try a little sriracha some time.
Those preservatives may be preserving you.
And I’m reading that the studies linking nitrates with cancer have been discredited.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
One day I believe that the cause(s) of cancer will be discovered, but most of what I see now seems to be speculation.
i swore off oatmeal over 70 years ago, it’s nothing but horse food!
I stand corrected. I was in grade school in the 80s and remember it being bandied about as the de facto health standard.
Here is a pretty good, relevant scene:
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
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.
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...........
Or a 62 year old who dies from a fall. “Life is unfair”.
LOL! I’m a bit cranky at times myself. :)