For how to lose weight, there are 3 basic foods we must know!
They are Protein foods, carb foods and fat. How we combine those foods and in what ratio determines the quality of our diet.
For how to lose weight and achieve a healthy lifestyle. The most important food of the three is protein foods. For countless generations, right up till around forty years ago our diet was dominated by protein foods. They were known as ‘the building blocks of life’. That’s because the role of protein is to construct and repair our skin, bones, muscle, tissue and organs.
Without protein, we cannot exist. Fat was also an important part of our natural diet. It was insulation against hunger and cold. It was a necessary part of diet. Then, around forty years ago we changed our traditional food. Actually, we did a lot more than that – we reversed it. We allowed carbohydrates to be the dominant food.
Why? It presented an opportunity for some people to create a new industry and generate some vast profits. A big media scare campaign was drummed up. It warned of something very dangerous called cholesterol. People were frightened and rushed to get tested. Most proved to have high cholesterol.
There was only one cure. It became known as the food pyramid. It wasn’t long before people began to get fat. That’s when we began dieting. To lose weight, soon became everybody’s concern.
Thirty years later, it was revealed that there was no cholesterol crisis. The problem was simply an incompetent way in which the tests were performed. Was this by design or by chance? It doesn’t really matter. But by then, more than 60 % of the population had a food addiction and obesity statistics were skyrocketing.
Hand-made, basic bread has been with us since the end of the ice age. It has varied from culture to culture. It was a useful filler at a time when food was harder to come by. But manufactured processed food is a twentieth century phenomena. War created a need for canned meats and beans etc. These products did not find their way into homes till much later.
Then Kellogg’s invented breakfast cereal. It was very basic. It didn’t contain sugar, salt or chemicals as it does today. It was crunchy, but not sweet. People were encouraged to add sugar and fruit. It gained a market share, but the traditional food for breakfast remained bacon and eggs.
To lose weight requires the right food choices. The types of food our body understands.
Manufactured processed food had a limited appeal. Our traditional food was our preferred food. But there is very little industry can do to create desirable products using protein foods. As an example: How many people grab a bag of beef Jerky or pork rinds, rather than a bag of potato chips?
The nineteen seventies changed everything. That’s when we abandoned our traditional food. Suddenly, the manufacture of carbohydrate foods became a gold mine. There seemed to be no end to the varieties of breakfast foods, sweet and savoury snack foods, health bars and powders that carbohydrates could produce.
Not for a moment did anyone stop to ask the question we should all have asked: “ Are carbohydrate foods safe for our body?” To this day, not a single diet has been scientifically researched, tested and trialed on human beings. To confirm if any diet is safe.
Then finally, in the nineties, some sanity crept in. The damage of a carbohydrate diet was becoming too obvious. Obesity was a growing problem and children, deprived of essential protein foods were showing poor health and signs of obesity. The medical profession became alarmed. The food industry was quick to back off.
They were safe in the knowledge that they had a huge market of addicts who were not going anywhere.
So they geared up their army of diet experts to begin to advocate a low carbohydrate diet. But the low carb message proved more popular than expected. It became more difficult to recruit new addicts. It made a dent in profits. Something had to be done.
There was only one food group left – fat. As with protein foods, fat does not have a lot of scope for product creation. There is butter, margarine, oil and mayonnaise and that’s already been done. But there was ONE thing they could do. Instead of promoting fat, they could demonize it. In an instant this opened an Aladdin’s cave of new possibilities.
The idea was that instead of trying to produce fat food products, they could produce an endless variety on low fat and no fat products. So every carb product got a matching low fat version. The result was the biggest product bonanza of all time. As a bonus, they even got a clever ‘health slogan’: If you eat fat you get fat. So if you reduce fat you lose fat”. It’s a phrase that is comforting and difficult to oppose. But it is completely false.
Common sense should tell us that any food that rolls off an assembly line is not a natural food our body will understand. We may appear different on the outside. But inside we are the same people who emerged after the last ice age. Our body does not adapt – it evolves.
The food industries are endangering our health and our future. For self-interest, they are prepared to lie and risk our lives. They accept no responsibility for their actions. Like the tobacco industry, they have a lot more in common with Colombian drug lords than with legitimate business. They foster and promote a food addiction as dangerous as drugs, tobacco and alcohol. They have become too big for governments to handle.
They know once people are happy with a concept, the last thing they’ll look for is a bunch of boring facts that contradict it. One fact that needs no explanation is that twenty years of low carbohydrate and low fat diets have produced the greatest ever number of fat people.
Other big gains have been a sugar addiction that affects as many as 60% of the population. An obesity epidemic in full swing and a diabetes type 2 epidemic, waiting around the corner. Clearly the low fat, low carbohydrate messages have some serious flaws. The food industries have created a mass of misinformation. It emanates from their own, in-house research facilities and filters down to their sales force of nutritionists and other diet experts. They have developed the most profitable, far reaching addiction in our history.
Like the tobacco industry that preceded it, they have no interest in helping people eat healthy or to lose weight. They are in it to build an army followers of food addicts and to make sure each generation will pass their food addiction to the next generation. They are not in business for now, they are in business forever. They know their customers will make sure of it.
So here is a fact you’d be wise to remember: The fat we call body fat, which sticks to our tummy hips and thighs. Clogs our arteries and settles around our vital organs does NOT come from the fat we eat. It is manufactured by our own body. It’s is converted from the excess carbohydrates we eat and don’t burn for energy. That food has to go somewhere. Your body has no choice but to convert it to body fat.
The more carb foods you eat the fatter you get!
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