Monthly Archives: February 2011

The so-called “diet experts” — are they really experts?

I read a curious online article about the detriments of soy and soy additives. And I thought soy was advisable!

An advisor of mine on medical issues and a physician who has prodigious qualifications, just reminded me of this:

“I have previously comments to you that ever since bureaucrats and an assortment of s0-called, or self-appointed, experts, started to tell the public what they should eat (under the usual pretext of ‘what was good for..”), obesity has climbed like the proverbial homesick angel. Another classic mistake is to treat symptoms instead of their causes. Failure to use simple logic is as common as dirt nowadays.”

There’s no mystery in losing weight. Consume less calories than you burn. There’s also no secret to maintaining one’s general health: eat some of most everything in moderation.

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Sugar — an “addiction”?

On Good Morning America today, Dr. Oz talked about sugar addiction. He says that it can be “as addicting as cocaine or heroin” and affects the same part of the brain. He says it creates toxicities in the liver when we eat too much sugar, and that the liver becomes ‘fatty’ with similar results such as those as created by cirrhosis.

Whether sugar is an addiction or not, Dr. Oz’s practical solutions to such cravings, are helpful. The liver can be rebuilt and cravings can be dealt with effectively. Eat more broccoli, cauliflower,  chives, garlic and leeks, and eat less grains. To “detox” try doing away with grains for one full week. Take two supplements, chromium picolinate and B complex. Cut back red meat to once per week or eat it in a 4 to one ratio, that is, one red meat to four white meats such as fish, chicken or pork, and eat citrus with red meat.

In my research for my book on waist training, I discovered that tenderloin of pork actually has less fat than chicken, and that round cuts of meat are always a better, less fatty choice. I’ve learned to substitute sweets such as those contained in my chewable calcium (tastes like candy to me!), and stress high quality/low quantity in my desserts. I can take tiny bites and savor on my tongue only one piece of raspberry chocolate by See’s Candy Company for almost 20 minutes! The other night I saw my partner, a male, pop one cookie down his gullet in a single bite! More’s the pity for him, because his pleasure was all over after only a few quick chews.

It all comes down to what we value more —  a svelte, healthy body and suitable weight, maximum pleasure, or eschewing personal responsibility and gorging ourselves with negative results in the long run?

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