Tuesday, November 05, 2013
This article showed up in my Fb newsfeed yesterday, and promptly started a debate!
I wholeheartedly believe every single one of these points made in the article. PLEASE read the whole thing and take a moment to digest the information. The commentators at the bottom of the article have also dug up some very insightful links that are worthwhile. They also bring up valuable points and counterpoints to each argument.
I'm sharing this here because I sincerely think it could help the SparkCommunity. A year ago, I was chained to scales and trackers. I had ANXIETY when I was unable to calculate nutrition info to the gram. When I went to the gym, I spent all my time doing aerobics, spinning, or running. I was happy that I lost weight, but I was miserable because my life was consumed with counting and tracking. I knew that if I let go of the trackers, all the weight would come right back. Every time I tried to free myself I promptly gained 5lbs. Wanna know why? I was eating a high carb/low fat diet. My body was STARVING for nutrition.
I'm starting to sound preachy.
What I'm trying to say is, I feel like I was duped. I tried SO HARD to follow the rules of eating healthy, but the rules were incorrect.
It makes me want to cry when I think of people scared to eat eggs and bacon, but instead choose a bowl of oatmeal for breakfast because they were told by a DOCTOR it's "heart healthy"!
I can't make people change their minds about nutrition, no matter how passionately I feel about it. It's something that's been ingrained into Westerners for decades. All I ask is that every individual do some research. Get both sides of the story. Maybe even try a Whole30, and see how much better your body functions when you feed it happy healthy fats and nutritious vegetables.
Ok, that was me going off the deep end.
Next blog will be happy and uplifting, not a PSA, I promise :)