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Death by food pyramid

Thursday, December 12, 2013

I wanted to share this blog post by Mark Sisson about a new book:


It looks like it might make a nice Christmas gift for someone. emoticon
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    Thanks for sharing emoticon
    1527 days ago
  • ERIN1957
    On my list of books to buy
    Love Mark!
    1527 days ago
  • LOSER05
    1527 days ago
    My middle son is a Registered Dietician, so he knew all this stuff. As you might imagine, conversations with him are fascinating. He doesn't have to stick with a party line when talking to Mom, and I don't have to pay for it.
    1527 days ago
  • RUSSELL_40
    I love to learn about why food affects us the way it does, and I understand that most people will be skeptical of this book, and I can understand them not wanting diet to be explained by someone supporting a different diet than they eat..

    What always confuses me, is that no one is actually explaining THEIR diet to them. They just either lack curiosity, or just blindly believe that low fat works, and grains are healthy.

    I couldn't imagine caring so little about my nutrition, which aside from family, and your job/career, should be more important than anything else you do( maybe religion ? ). Even if you don't like the source, you can take the information, and ask your preferred source of nutritional advice to refute it, discuss it, or explain why it is wrong, and back it up with sources proving their theories to be true.

    Personally, if someone could prove that banana splits, and macaroni and cheese were the healthiest foods on the planet, I would be very grateful. emoticon It hasn't happened yet though. emoticon So I will continue controlling my carbs, and getting information from books like this, that when I follow the advice in them, I get the exact results they say will occur.

    I tend to listen to people who said something would happen a certain way, and it was correct. I think society has dismissed previous success way too much these days, and we are now taking our advice from failures, and amazingly, we are failing when it comes to nutrition.

    If I want advice on business, I would listen to Jimmy Buffet. If I want advice on running a restaurant, I would listen to Gordon Ramsey, and when i want advice on nutrition, I listen to Gary Taubes, and Mark Sisson, and read advice from Robert Atkins.

    For me, this has given me results. If the advice you have been given yields poor results, get advice from a different source. I have to wait for this book to come to my library, but will definitely be waiting to read it, and hope it is as fun as it sounds.
    1527 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/13/2013 6:39:44 AM
    Please write a review when you are done reading it. It looks very interesting.
    1527 days ago
    Thanks for the links great work.
    1527 days ago
  • SUNSET09
    Good information and emoticon for sharing. The food Pyramid was the craze a while back and it's all about getting all of your daily requirements in, everything in moderation. Nothing is new under the sun! emoticon emoticon
    1527 days ago
    I've got one on preorder from Amazon... paid a bit less than the quoted price on the website, but I can't wait to get my hands on a copy, at whatever price!

    Hopefully a fuel source for more discussion on the boards
    1527 days ago
    Looks interesting. Thanks for sharing.
    1527 days ago
  • SKATER787
    Wow, I think Denis has a best seller on her hands. Congrats.
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