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Top 13 Nutrition Lies That Made the World Sick and Fat

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.

Deep breath....

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 :)


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
RUDITUDI2000 11/7/2013 8:41PM

    Feel the same way! This is proven true for me. Have been eating Paleo since end of July this year. Its way easier and less tracking to eat Paleo than to eat high carbs. I did not think I could keep running and eat Paleo but that was not true either! I actually gained weight when I was training for my full marathon! There is PLENTY of evidence to support it. Thanks for sharing your heart! emoticon emoticon

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ERIN1128 11/5/2013 11:57AM

    Interesting...thanks for sharing.

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LIS193 11/5/2013 11:04AM

Once I eliminated wheat from my diet I lost the weight. Bring on the olive oil, nuts, eggs, avocados and coconut oil!

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HEALTHY-SPARK 11/5/2013 10:41AM

    Interesting article! I'm not sure I totally agree with everything on there, but most of it -- it's definitely food for thought. :-)

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SDLEE514 11/5/2013 10:26AM

    Thanks so much for sharing!! Great affirmation :) I'll be keeping this article for reference :)

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