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What we already knew

Friday, May 17, 2019

There is an article out today from NIH concerning a study of refined foods vs minimally processed food.

www.upi.com/Heal
th_News/2019/05/16/NIH-Ult
ra-processed-foods-bring-o
n-overeating-weight-gain/7
301558036094/


The actual study:
www.cell.com/cel
l-metabolism/fulltext/S155
0-4131(19)30248-7


We know this.
We've posted our successes and failures here and have all discussed our diets.
Each of us has been an experiment of one and now here's an expensive, highly defined scientific experiment to prove what we knew anecdotally.

I like science. I like this study. I also like to eat.
I can say without a doubt that my out of control eating and weight gain of nine pounds in the past two months has been due to eating what I like to call "crap".
Bagels with cream cheese and ice cream reentered my kitchen. I let DH take the lead and I followed. Refined carbs is what his diet is all about. I caved my weakness to his routine and it's lead to a host of bad foods and cravings I haven't had in years.

Today I'm back to "normal" and what's in the house is what I should have. I know my general well being will improve and my horrible cravings will go away. I know what works best for my body.

Now I have the science to back it up.

Here's a really good article:
www.npr.org/sect
ions/thesalt/2019/05/16/72
3693839/its-not-just-salt-
sugar-fat-study-finds-ultr
a-processed-foods-drive-weight-gain
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  • MTN_KITTEN
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    141 days ago
  • FIFIFRIZZLE
    Somehow I feel that the idea of eating unprocessed foods has more credence now. Which is pretty dumb, really because we all knew this. But now I believe it.
    Thanks, OJ.
    147 days ago
  • SUSANNAH31
    Amazing findings. Processed foods leads to weight gain by causing us to overeat. We eat too much of the processed foods, which are more dense in calories.

    Very interesting study. Thanks for sharing it.

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    PS. I guess those cheese doodles fit into the bad category, huh?

    155 days ago
  • DEBVNE
    I like the science too, I’m right there with you. Thanks for including the articles, I’ll read them later when I have more time. YaY for bringing back the foods that “work” for you...kryptonite in the home just isn’t okay when those blasted rabbit holes are tripping us up. It’s difficult to switch, you can do it. Honestly the way your body will feel makes it worth the cravings and irritation. When our knowing and doing hang out together, it’s a beautiful thing. Ask me how I know...hahaha.Time to wave bye, bye, bye to Miss Behaving.
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    156 days ago
  • WATERMELLEN
    Yup -- but when I know better I don't actually always DO better . . . sadly!
    156 days ago
  • PATRICIAAK
    Exactly
    157 days ago
  • ENDUROVET
    Yeah, my Twittard feed is blowing up with righteous justification: of COURSE, this truth is self-evident!
    157 days ago
  • 1CRAZYDOG
    OH yes, those 2 links speak TRUTH! Good luck to you on your return to booting the highly refined, processed foods out. It's difficult!
    157 days ago
  • ONEKIDSMOM
    I was nodding as that story played on the news. Your blog title captures it precisely: we already knew this.

    We also know that knowing doesn't always mean doing. Hope you have a fine Friday and a great weekend ahead!
    157 days ago
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