Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I know I did, and I out-ate everyone there at each of the two Thanksgivings that I went to that afternoon.
Oh, by the way: I was the only one who actually lost a few pounds during the week of Thanksgiving even though I stuffed myself! It all boils down to food choices. No stuffing, no High Fructose laden Cranberries or marshmallow infused sweet potatoes, just lots of dark turkey meat, raw veggies, mashed potatoes and butter. Lots of butter, yet my cholesterol and triglycerides are very, very low per a recent test. Must be that Raw Organic Coconut oil, and those two dozen eggs that I eat per week. Also, my blood glucose (sugar) level is perfect….
Let me clear the air right now: YOU DON’T NEED A DEGREE IN WEATHER TO KNOW WHICH WAY THE WIND BLOWS.
Calorie restricted diets don’t work long term and never will for most people. Calorie restriction is a very painful way to go!
Have you ever noticed that if you take two people, all things being the same:
1) The person who never diets looks the same 10 years from now and has healthier medical reports, even though she is heavy.
2) The person who does yoyo dieting (calorie restriction) will be huge in that same 10 years after the 2nd or 3rd attempt at dieting. They will also have poor medical reports. If diabetes runs in their family then there is a 95 percent chance that they will get diabetes type II if they continue to be obese.
There is one celebrity who’s name I won’t mention who counts points now, sorry but a rose by any other name is still a rose, in this case; points means calories. She is a wonderful example of “yoyo dieting” and what a big failure it is. Give it time and it will most likely fail.
There is another celebrity that does ads for this same company, who counts points and she will be huge when she can’t take it anymore….
Here is partly why:
1) Visceral fat (the fat you don’t see) still increases with calorie restriction. Doctor Furman on PBS TV explains it well.
2) The body holds onto every single calorie that enters the body for dear life when calories are restricted.
3) Your body is smarter than you and will in the end, always out-smart you!
4) The pain is too great, your cravings get the better of you, and your food binges increase! Weight creep begins, slow and steady.
5) Some trauma, some drama enters your life and you medicate with food is a very common occurrence and will happen eventually.
PS Please see my other posts and especially the one on grains with some specific examples: Sugar content of yogurt and wheat.
Contributed by: Tom. ~ Tom is an organic garden enthusiast, prepper, Guru and all around interesting person who lives someplace north of Denver, Colorado.