Sunday, April 03, 2011
Low-fat, high carb?
High-fat, low carb?
Real fat, fake fat?
No sugar, fake sugar, real sugar?
I just finished watching the documentary Fat Head. It was put together to dispute Morgan Spurlock's Supersize Me. It was compelling.
I recently read an article in Reader's Digest suggesting the same stuff that Fat Head suggests. Such as, a low fat diet with high carbs is really not working. Low fat causes depression. If you've read my blogs, you will know that I have had depression issues. They always seem to crop up when I am diligent about my diet. Hmm?
I have also heard that you have to do a "diet" that works for you FOREVER. I can't fathom low carbs FOREVER. But then, I can't fathom depression FOREVER either.
They also pointed out that the whole eat less-move more equation does not add up. People do not lose according to the numbers. There is more to it.
Evolutionarily, we ate meat and "found" vegetation. There was no such thing as bread, vegetable oil, margarine, sugar. Fruit was our sugar.
How does one get fat from corn anyway??? I am seriously going to do away with my canola!
The dude in Fat Head ate fast food for a month and LOST 12 POUNDS! His doctor was shocked. Now, he also walked several miles per week and limited his carbs to around 100grams per day. Not sure I can do that.
But, the most compelling debunk he sited was about the good fat, bad fat (LDL and I forget the other one). He found that the Doctor who did the shocking, life-altering, study--Fudged the information!!! We actually need to eat saturated fats (animal fats) to raise our "good" levels. And women should NEVER take Statins for lowering cholesterol because lowering cholesterol does NOTHING to reduce heart disease (and he points out that in the commercial for a statin medication-it actually says that in the fine print). Scary!
So, what is an overweight woman supposed to do?
I am very interested in the idea that HORMONES control how we lose weight. And that when you tend to hold fat, you have messed up your insulin. I need to do more research to find out how to get that regulated. But I do believe that a "diabetic" diet points to the right direction.
If you know anything about this, or have any opinions about this--chime in!