It’s not just bodybuilders that “build their bodies”. You do too, and everything you eat can affect the look of your body.
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As Siberian tribes become exposed to instant noodles and carb-rich foods, the first signs of obesity – previously unheard of – start to show:
Going back to a traditional lower-carb diet rich in fatty fish and venison would most likely eradicate these signs, in the same way that a lower-carb diet based on real food could likely halt the obesity epidemic in the rest of the world.
I came across this amusing tweet by film-maker Damon Gameau this morning:
Signs of identity issues within the Food Industry: first ‘Coke plus fibre‘ to improve ur health and now Flora margarine..with added butter.
Couldn’t have put it better. What do you think – is the fake-food industry having an identity crisis?
The Irish government just launched the new ‘Healthy Eating Guidelines’ in a campaign. You would think that it is a joke, or an invitation to some kind of 80’s masquerade party, but sadly it is not.
But hey Ireland, the 80’s called. They really want their failed fat-phobic, carb-heavy advice back.
Fortunately some people are not impressed, here’s an article from Ireland’s biggest paper:
What happens in your body when you eat fat or carbs? Here are more awesome and simple illustrations from Dr. Ted Naiman, an “über-geeky mechanical hydraulic model of metabolism”.
Above you can see what happens when you eat a low-carb, high-fat diet. Your body gets its energy from the vast fat stores (in blue, to the right).
But what happens when you add carbs? Continue Reading →
These pictures were taken by a reader who attended the ‘Diabetes Epidemic in California – What Can Cities Do?‘ conference.
For a start, they might consider not serving and promoting high-carb foods that send people’s and blood sugar levels on a roller coaster…
Unfortunately, these conference organizers are far from alone in being clueless about the main cause of the type 2 diabetes epidemic. Check the links below for other hilarious or sad examples.
Are most Americans’ beliefs about healthy eating true and based on science? Or is it a result of marketing by Big Food? This food industry insider knows a lot about what is going on:
The food industry financed nutritional studies that influenced the USDA guidelines and doctors, meaning that the advice you’re getting is, at least in part, a marketing campaign. And a food labeled ‘sugar-free’ or ‘trans fat-free’ might actually be jam packed with this.
So what can you do about this? Here are three pieces of advice from the insider:
- Cut sugar
- Avoid any food in a box
- Ignore all marketing terms and food labels
Is it a good idea to eat a zero-carb diet?
The answer to this and other questions – for example, how do you make sure to not eat too much protein? – in this week’s Q&A with Dr. Andreas Eenfeldt: Continue Reading →
Ahoy, low-carb eaters! Rough seas lie ahead.
Take a look at your surroundings. Cheap calories are everywhere. Lousy, outdated ideas about diet and health dominate. Clueless doctors and dietitians supervise. Lame government health officials put their heads in the sand. It’s a perfect storm.
How could you ever live low carb in this world? Well, if you want to know, we have the perfect guide for you:
What’s the difference between granola and dessert, you may ask? The answer is: there is none. At least if you’re judging by the sugar content in commercial brands.
Not that much different – except that granola is perceived as a healthy choice.