I think we can safely dispense with the 48-hour rule here.
It is a "myth" that regularly eating fried foods causes heart attacks, researchers have found, as long as you use olive oil or sunflower oil. I didn't bother to read any further than this.
A fear-inducing advertisement, posted around New York City, warning that too much sugary soda will give you diabetes and cause you to lose limbs has come under scrutiny because the amputee in the poster lost his leg due to Photoshop, not diabetes.
The poster, a product of Michael Bloombergs health crusade in the city, depicts an obese man with a missing leg and warns that growing portions, specifically of soda, can cause type 2 diabetes and subsequent amputations.
Posted by Beavis 2012-01-26 06:28||
#3 It doesn't cause type 2 diabetes, but the extra weight and high sugar levels can exacerbate it.
Posted by gorb 2012-01-26 08:16||
#4 Oh, and now the school junk food police have to contend with denialists.
Posted by Procopius2k 2012-01-26 08:20||
#5 There are lots of ups and downs to this.
First of all, the best way to gain weight is the combination of carbohydrates and fats.
However, if you are overweight, eating little or no carbohydrates, and a lot of protein and fat, and you will likely lose a lot of weight.
A high carbohydrate and low fat diet can be very bad for your health, possibly creating a fatty liver, high triglycerides, etc.
Coconut oil is a rarity, in that it is a medium chain triglyceride, which is absorbed directly and does not have to take the extensive route that most fats and oils do to be digested. It is very useful for people who have a hard time with their digestion of fats and oils.
Oddly enough, while it is good way to generate heat in the body, it is hard for it to be converted to white body fat, and may contribute to its metabolic use.
Another factor is the "Omega balance". Omega-6 factor is common in our diets, but needs to be balanced with Omega-3 (fish oil) factor for optimal digestion and use of blood triglycerides. Importantly, of the two factors within Omega-3, called EPA and DHA, the latter is the most desirable, enough so that it is now sold separately. (Not to be confused with DHEA, which is an entirely different substance.)
Most recently, it was discovered that raw foods are much more difficult to digest, and far lower in their nutritional value, than cooked foods. So much so that it is difficult to survive eating just raw foods, and those who live on raw food diets are prone to malnutrition.
It also means that food calorie tables based on proteins, carbohydrates, and fats, are incorrect, being based on incineration of food in calorimeters, not digestion.
Posted by Anonymoose 2012-01-26 09:07||
#6 However, if you are overweight, eating little or no carbohydrates, and a lot of protein and fat, and you will likely lose a lot of weight.
Moose, I'm having a little trouble parsing this. Please clarify. Thanks.
Posted by mom 2012-01-26 10:08||
#7 Your metabolism converts to burn fats and protein since there are no carbs to burn. Also, since you are not processing carbs, you don't need as much water in your system, so a lot of the initial weight loss is due to peeing out this now unnecessary water, and not actually losing as much fat as you might incorrectly infer.
Posted by gorb 2012-01-26 17:05||
#8 It's the "meat eaters" or Atkins diet. As long as you eat under 40 grams of carbs a day, you can eat as much meat and fat as you want, and still lose weight.
There's about a 2 week start time on the diet until the liver loses enough stored glycogen for the state of ketosis to kick in. At that point, not having glycogen to burn, the body starts consuming fatty acids, and you start losing fat weight, not muscle.
Done properly, an overweight person can shed a lot of pounds fairly quickly, but if they start eating carbs again, they will put it right back on.
One problem is called the "carb werewolf", in that once you have been on the diet for a while, and you eat some carbs, you can't stop yourself from overeating them.
A trick is to also have a half teaspoon of cinnamon twice a day, because it has an ingredient that normalizes blood sugar levels, preventing peaks and valleys that cause hunger.
Posted by Anonymoose 2012-01-26 17:08||
#9 "Most recently, it was discovered that raw foods are much more difficult to digest"
They discovered it, 'moose? I coulda told them that. Dunno about the nutritional part.
Posted by Barbara 2012-01-26 18:07||
#10 Mmmmmmmmmm. Bacon!
Posted by Ebbang Uluque6305 2012-01-26 18:50||
#11 I don't believe in diets, most are b.s. - if you maintain clean eating habits say 6 days a week -i.e. - fruits, vegetables, lean meats, and clean proteins that is (IMHO) 75% of the battle, the other 20% is consistent and results oriented exercise, 5% is genetics. Just my experience but the food closest to the source is generally better. I generally abstain from sugary or fried foods during the week - not because of the b.s. heart issues but because of the mass amount of calories and little ROI nutrition wise. If you look at your body as a performance car it kind of makes sense. However, I do go "carb werewolf" one day a week & it doesn't sink my progress. I usually eat pretty much whatever I want on Saturday (hey, ya gotta enjoy life and the occasional krispy kreme!) and eat clean the rest of the week, this works for me (pushing 40, still run a high first class PFT/CFT and 21 lbs under my weight max) but certainly might not work everyone.
Posted by Broadhead6 2012-01-26 23:03||