Hi Sandra...thanks for that link on the Sweden Study. I believe you have to watch fats...I still try to eat healthy fats and keep them limited...because I don't trust any concept that says do things without restriction. But I believe in replacing my starches with non-starchy veggies. The carb numbers and the calories are lower but the nutrition is eons greater. So I am actually eating more for less.
When you look at all this info on the growing epidemic...it started in the late 70's... that's when High Fructose Corn Syrup started being introduced to everything. more and more processed foods used hydrogenated oils which are basically a form of transfats. the medical authorities pushed low-fat and sugar was increased across the board. and these are things which affect insulin...so more carbs...more insulin...greater insulin resistance... more obesity...more diabetes. and to add insult to injury ....starchs and sugars are addictive. 1745 days ago
Dr Lustig is one of the experts interviewed on THE WEIGHT OF THE NATION and he did a lecture that is available on YouTube.com called 'SUGAR: THE BITTER TRUTH'. According to Dr. Lustig...HFCS becomes toxic in our system....so YES ...it is BAD stuff.
As for carbs...not all carbs are created equal and STARCHES AND SUGARS increase insulin levels in our bodies. The higher the Gylcemic Index, the more the body pumps insulin, the more fat gets stored from the calories we eat (and it isn't necessarily calories from 'FAT', it is from any calories)...eventually leading to insulin resistance and then diabetes. So instead of promoting whole grain starches as the foundation of a healthy diet...the medical community should be pushing non-starchy vegetables. 1747 days ago
Hi Sandra thanks for your encouragement...and you are absolutely right.."Every body is slightly different ". Studies show that people can eat a lot of calories (which are loaded with carbs) and still be malnourished. I'm trying to log my experience, for my own head . I'm trying to be extremely careful about making good food choices. My food tracker is available for viewing. 1751 days ago