Alright, here I go:
1. Fasting is a good way to drop pounds quickly. The correct answer was False.
But it is true that fasting will help drop pounds quickly. There is no reason to assume that this will slow the metabolism down. Fasting is often used under medical supervision for people who have to lose weight quickly, for instance because they need surgery.
Our body does not store as much food as it can as the answer says. Food is stored more as fat if there is more insulin circulating in our body and stored less (and burned in the muscles for energy) if there is less insulin available. In healthy people the amount of insulin that is produced depends on how many carbs we eat, no carbs, no insulin, no fat storage. The weight that is lost during a fast is only regained if a high-carb diet is chosen after the fast ends.
The recommendation to always eat breakfast and to have 3 meals and two snacks is also only necessary on a high-carb diet to prevent insulin levels from going up and down a lot and keep from getting too hungry.
2. Carbs are bad for you. The correct answer is False.
It is true that white carbs are bad for us, but whole grains are not any better. They are very high on th glycemic index which means they spike insulin levels, the most common ones cause digestive issues via gluten intolerance in many people and wheat, the most popular grain, is highly addictive to many people just like sugar and whole wheat is worse because of the gliadin protein in it. For more info take a look at the book or blog Wheatbelly by the cardiologist William Davis. Both grains and legumes contain anti-nutrients and have no benefits that we can not get from eating vegetables. Even fruit can be very high in sugar and should be consumed only in moderation for most people because fruit has been selectively bred for sweetness compared to wild fruit. Just look at the ads in seed catalogs, everything is advertised as very sweet. The claim that cutting carbs too much causes bad breath, constipation and bloating is ridiculous. In many cases the opposite is true. When people skip grains and legumes and their gut can heal, bloating often stops. Bad breath happens for many reasons and a well constructed low-carb diet has nothing to do with it. Constipation can happen on any diet that is low in fiber, but a well-balanced low-carb diet contains a lot of fiber in the form of vegetables and the higher fat content and adequate water intake and moderate exercise all work very well to prevent constipation. Atkins does not mean to eat mostly meat for most people.
4. Fat-free foods are the healthiest. The correct answer is False.
But this statement makes no sense: "Unsaturated fats -- like those that come from plants like avocado and nuts -- are best. They are a healthier choice than saturated fats in chips, mayo, or cheese dip:" The fat in chips and mayo is usually unsaturated. Some saturated fats are extremely healthy, including virgin coconut oil, raw full-fat dairy like milk, cream, butter and cheese from pasture-raised animals and even fat from the meat of pasture-raised animals.
Some of the questions I found ridiculous. Is there anyone on the face of the planet, including most 5-year-olds who would get the Twinkie question wrong?
It seems that this questionnaire was made by someone who has an interest to keep people from using a way of eating that will significantly reduce the occurrence of a lot of chronic disease in this country, including obesity, heart disease, diabetes just to name a few.
I would highly recommend for anyone to do their own research about low-carb eating by reading books by Gary Taubes "Why we get fat" www.amazon.com/Why-We-Get-Fat-About/dp/030
and "The great cholesterol myth" by Jonny Bowden and Stephen Sinatra www.amazon.com/The-Great-Cholesterol-Myth-
P.S. Almost forgot, this quiz was reviewed by a physician. Shall we consider this proof that a lot of physicians do not know anything about nutrition?
Edited by: HOUNDLOVER1 at: 4/6/2013 (00:57)
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