Identifying the Causes of our Obesity Epidemic « Health Now, Wealth Forever

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By Marilyn, on May 31st, 2011

There was a report on NPR on May 19, 2011 that we are the most obese nation in the world. Why?  Is it because our “health experts” have pushed the low fat/high carb diet so hard? Or that our high food prices make it very hard to eat healthy? Or maybe our lifestyles push us to eat processed fast food?  I think it is all three.

Once again, I see my middle growing. Why? I deviated away from my very successful low-carb, no sugar, wheat, corn diet.  I got addicted to sugar. I once again needed to refresh my thinking about food.  And I once again turned to the Drs. Eades.  In their 2003 book, The 30-Day Low-Carb Diet Solution, I read about the victims of the LOW-FAT LIE:

“If dietary fat had been the culprit behind the many diseases blamed on it, we’d be a nation of thin, healthy people by now. But of course, we aren’t.  In the fifteen, to twenty years we’ve been trimming the fat, type II diabetes has tripled and in the last decade alone obesity has increased by 30%.”

AND THIS WAS WRITTEN IN 2003—it has gotten much worse since then.

One other tidbit from the book:

“The diet the USDA recommends—-as shown in the USDA Food Pyramid—-“ ( the guide that guides what our children are served in the school lunch program) “is almost identical to the balance of nutrients farmers use to fatten cattle and hogs on the feed lot.”

I will once again, hoping I can avoid the wrong foods, eat the low-carb, high protein diet that promotes good health.