This video is food for thought. Well it’s really thought for food! [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSeSTq-N4U4] It is presented by Dr. Andreas Eenfeldt, MD who gives convincing evidence that our obesity problem in North America correlates directly with the low-fat movement of the mid 80′s. Do you remember when the food guide became a food pyramid with grains and cereals on the bottom? Before that it was “eat a balanced diet from all 4 food groups.” This change was spurred on by the idea that dietary cholesterol was a direct contributor to heart disease. More recent evidence seems to indicate that the alternative, eating a carb rich diet, is responsible for many, many health conditions like obesity, diabetes, depression, and more. Since all carbohydrates are metabolised to simple sugars they all cause a spike in insulin production and fat storage. Bottom line: eat much less carbohydrates and be healthy. You can read Dr. Eenfeldt’s blog here: www.dietdoctor.com These bits of information keep flooding me from various sources, which is why I just couldn’t resist trying a paleo/primal diet.
The first in the stream of information that I’ve been receiving on this topic was this book, which fell into my hands in January:
- Eat Fat to Lose Weight! (biosil.wordpress.com)
- The Real Cause of Carb Addiction (diabetesdaily.com)
- When is Eating Carbs Okay? (philammann.com)