Skip to comments.A Diet Manifesto: Drop the Apple and Walk Away
Posted on 01/02/2011 3:16:05 PM PST by neverdem
Another year ends, and still the war drags on. In the final salvo of 2010, the combatants are lobbing fruit.
Not literally, of course, though they might like to: The long war of the weight-loss diets has aroused passions just about as overheated as those of any military conflict.
How is a person best advised to lose extra weight and retreat from diabetes and heart disease? Count calories, cut fat and fill up on fruits and vegetables? Or turn instead to a high-protein, high-fat...
In the opposite corner we have Gary Taubes, the science journalist who has thrown in his lot with the high-fat, high-protein crowd, arguing in his new book that the overweight should just put down their apples and walk away: If were predisposed to put on fat, its a good bet that most fruit will make the problem worse, not better.
But those who are curious about the science behind it all could do worse than to pick up Mr. Taubess book Why We Get Fat: And What to Do About It.
And the only one of these hormones under even a smidgen of voluntary control is insulin. At this point Mr. Taubes merges onto the narrative highway traveled by all low-carb advocates: The bodys insulin levels are largely determined by ingested carbohydrates, and for some people the high-carb foods that stimulate insulin secretion and cravings for more high-carb foods are, in this worldview, just so much poison.
So that apple a filling package of fiber and vitamins to the Weight Watchers folks is just a serving of fructose to Mr. Taubes. Fructose is the problematic sugar our bodies turn to fat the most readily, and if you are programmed to be fat, an apple will make you that much fatter...
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The the pill fix your other problem too?
That’s right and those veggies helped reduce the negative impact of the junk food.
ooops that was beer not beet. lol
“People’s bodies are wired to gain weight very quickly and that’s the problem.”
Some people are, some people aren’t. You may wish to read the article.
The government, which holds your simplistic and inaccurate view, is poised to intrude upon our rights and impose a one-size-fits-all diet on us. It, like most government programs, will fail. Obesity rates will climb further, and progressives will bemoan that only another government intervention can solve the problem.
Remember that the human body does not have any need for grains in any way. In fact, grains bring disease and fat. There is absolutely no good reason (aside for convenience or addiction to their sugars) to eat grains.
Your diet should be made up of clean, grassfed, free-range meats, fish, eggs, and dairy from clean animals, healthy fats such as pastured butter and coconut oils, fats from healthy animals, some olive oil (never heated) and avocados, and fresh, organic vegetables and fruits. Eating this way makes you a fat burner for energy.
As opposed to eating sugar and grains (same thing, in the body) - this makes you a sugar burner and leads you into insulin resistance and metabolic disease, and cancers and illness, all of which feed off of sugar.
I wish I learned this 20 years ago!
LOL come on, you KNOW I didn’t think they were in GOOD way concerned about me. The less they think about me, the better, as far as I know. BTW got some nice bird shots out at Green Cay today, haven’t been out there much this year, however, I’m feeling better and plan to do a lot more. Maybe even break the kayak out this year.
You two are the opposite of most others.
I go by a book written by Dr Elliott Abravanal that’s about body topes, ot blood types. He divides body types into three categoies: adrenal, pituatary and thyroid (with a 4th type for women only, gonadal.)
Each body type, dominated by a specific gland, has a different susceptibility to weight gain marked by food cravings, and each type has a completely different weight loss diet. It worked for me.
You know, I lost lots of weight on Atkins years ago, and kept it off for many years on Atkins and then, something happened and it quit working for me. Not sure why. I have discovered quite recently that I am apparently allergic to something in wheat. Maybe gluten (altho I am not positive it’s gluten, I am just guessing).
Actually yes. I am not one who hates the pharmaceutical industry. They do some pretty amazing things.
Or you could just live on oats and chicken and reap the same benefit....
I also don’t feed my dogs grain based foods. They seem to do much better.
I haven’t for going on 14 years.... and I don’t have fat dogs... it does make a difference.
Aww, how are you doing?
Who said I was male? lol That was during my partying days at the pubs with friends. ;)
We’ve gone to grain free foods for our cats, too.
I’ve been very successful with Atkins and I’m a B.