Sparkpeople default settings are in direct alignment with the USDA recommendations and information from main-stream media. Most physicians are in-line with these recommendations as well. These recommendations are vastly different when it comes to fat, calories and carbs than a low-carb diet. Also, they are still "hung up" on the calories in / calories out mindset.
Therefore are we really surprised that most people believe the majority of physicians, the USDA recommendations and the media?
However, I was lucky enough to find a doctor that supports a low-carb lifestyle. Also he suggested that I do my own research and provided me with a various resources to look up low calorie, low fat and low carb studies.
I decided to look up and read the science and looked up the actual studies. I'm lucky, I have a background that allows me to interpret and evaluate the study "findings". That's why I support and follow low carb nutritional recommendations - they win the science fair.
One of the things I found out during my investingations is that the current USDA protein/carb/fat ratio is the same that veterinarians and feed stores have been supplying farmers for about 100 years. It's the basic diet recommended to fatten up cattle and sheep - to get them to market faster and generate "marbling". And yes, I went to the feed store and looked it up in a binder that the manager has from the Department of Agriculture.
Quite telling, isn't it.
Edited by: STEAMY17 at: 9/5/2013 (13:48)
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