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Science, You Get On My Nerves!

Monday, June 30, 2014

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    Ha ha ha ha! Basically they're saying that I can eat all the fruits and veggies I want, but if I don't cut down on the cheese, bread slathered with butter and cake...I won't lose weight!!!! Go figure eh?!!!

    And, best of all, someone probably got paid to do that study!!!

    1602 days ago
    I think the key points to focus on are these:

    "Without a compensatory reduction in total energy intake, significant weight loss would be unlikely."

    "On the basis of the current evidence, recommending increased F/V consumption to treat or prevent obesity without explicitly combining this approach with efforts to reduce intake of other energy sources is unwarranted."

    Eating more fruit and vegetables is supposed to mean that they're REPLACING other higher calorie foods, not that we eat them IN ADDITION to the higher calorie food. I'm not sure what the point of this research study was because it just seems like common sense, lol!
    1602 days ago
  • SUGAR0814
    That doesn't seem right. I'll have to do some extra research on it when I have tne.
    1604 days ago
    First of all, shame on a clinical journal for publishing a study that clearly is NOT well populated, well defined, no clear hypothesis and making conclusions based on inadequate data!

    Just shows to go that you have to take everything you read and hear with a grain of salt (sometimes a shaker full!) That would be metaphoric salt, though, because too much of that isn't good.)

    So, that's what I call garbage science and I do a complete brain dump with data like that -- completely wipe it out of my memory banks!
    1604 days ago
    I often wonder who pays for the grants that allows these studies. It is unclear if their test was just ADDING MORE FRUITS AND VEGGIES and not cutting back on anything else. Additional calories won't help you lose...but replacing processed foods/starches/high fat foods/ or sugars...with fruits and veggies.....would mean less calories. I would question the method and point of the study...what were they trying to prove and did they skew the result to agree to their theory
    1604 days ago
  • PICKIE98
    I see no doctors, scientists actual names,,but also,, it says without any physical activity. Deep down, we know that God made these vessels to be balanced, with foods, water that He provides, BALANCED !!

    Common sense and no over-thinking , balance and patience helps a lot. You have all of that .. it is as important as the foods..
    Think about it: Which is better for a person?::
    Five pounds of broccoli or five pounds of side pork??????????? Bring it down to that, and that article is broad, no curves or blind studies...
    1604 days ago
  • PJB149
    It's good for you; it's not good for you. You can make yourself crazy trying to keep up with the health recommendations. You know what is good for you? Anything that helps you lose weight and keep the weight off. Those are the guidelines I will continue to follow.
    1604 days ago
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