Nutritional Misinformation pretty much runs rampant in the US and the entire world. Since the introduction of the food pyramid obesity rates have increased. Along with getting fatter diabetes has followed suite increasing. Following the food pyramid does not make you healthy but quite the opposite. It leads to over consuming of carbohydrates and sugar and trying to eliminate healthy fats. The term balanced diet is in truth horrible unbalanced. With over thirty years of failed diet information from the government you would think that the American people would see that a high carb low fat diet is bad. With all the studies out there that prove it is not healthy you would think people would wake up. Much like with current politics and the need to prepare for a shifting society normalcy bias prevents most people from seeing the truth. Today is mostly a rant about and I know how many of you love those.
I’ve been working out with a buddy recently and have tried to give him some nutritional advice. He doesn’t listen to a damn thing I say. Ever. In the past I’ve lost almost 100 pounds, I’m currently loosing weight and have coached people into wining weight loss contests. Weight loss and nutrition are passions of mine and I am constantly working on educating myself. I like to experiment with myself and see what works. I’ve tried just about everything there is. I know that everyone is different but we are all human and our bodies tend to follow the same rules.
Back to the friend I asked him what he was eating for breakfast that morning. He told me he had some pancakes with agave syrup, because the agave syrup is good for you because it’s low calorie and organic. Well so is rabbit shit but that doesn’t make it good for you. I told him he would be better off with some eggs and bacon or eggs and fruit than fucking pancakes. He told me he doesn’t eat eggs because they have too much cholesterol. I almost flew off the handle. I asked him if he knew that testosterone was made from cholesterol. He of course did not nor do most men. On the standard American diet (SAD) we have been told that cholesterol is the devil and to avoid it. I feel this is one reason for the pusification of the male gender. Men are suffering from low testosterone levels at much younger ages than our fathers and grandfathers. Keep your pancakes and agave I’ll keep my bacon and mancard.
I’ll starve without Gluten
My friends mom was just diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis. When I heard this I remember Robb Wolf’s story of being diagnosed with the same thing and how paleo literally saved his life. I was all excited to share his story with her and how to cure it. I told her to go paleo and give up gluten. She said that she couldn’t because she would starve. WHAT! I told her I’ve not really, except for the occasional cheat, not eaten gluten in years. I am far from starving. I eat delicious food and feel great. This is the kind of misinformation that’s killing us. We’ve been told for too long whats supposed to be healthy and have grown complacent with those foods. When you challenge what people think they know about nutrition they shut down. This joker James has to wrong and all the doctors and government has to be right. Wrong we are a fat sick and dying populace because people are afraid of change.
Sometimes I just want to pull my hair out. I feel like a prophet carrying a great message of change and being told I’m crazy. People prefer to eat their poison and keep dying than change. I originally tried Atkins and low carb almost ten years ago. I knew I was obese and what I was doing wants working. I told myself I wold give it three months of my life. If nothing changed I would try something else with nothing to loose. Instead I dropped considerable weight and sparked my interest in nutrition. I’ve learned a lot along the way and still know so little. The biggest take away though is embrace change. If the advice your taking is not working change it. That change might just save your life.
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