I lost weight removing all the refined sugar from my diet. I still eat bacon, eggs, cheese, ham, chicken, butter, rice, noodles, rice wraps. The sugar turns to fat! Ayayaya~! Check out the video on youtube -Sugar The Bitter Truth by Dr Lustig. You have the right video if it shows 7.5 million views.
Sugar is half glucose half fructose. It's too much fructose that's the problem. And while fruit contains fructose it also contains fibre so fruit is okay to eat.
To quote Dr Lustig: "When God made the poison he packaged it with the antidote."
The poison being fructose and the antidote fibre.
I've lost around 30 some lbs from my heaviest weight and I think one of the most helpful things aside from cutting down on refined sugars was cooking as many meals as possible at home, avoiding the pre-made stuff. Include healthy fats from salmon and avocado for example, so that this way of eating is more sustainable and keeps you satisfied/nourished. If you cut too many calories/fats it'll be near impossible to keep up with it in the long run.
I have no idea how to get you to do something you don't apparently want to do but feel you have to do, only to say once you start doing a routine it becomes what you do and momentum takes over, especially if you enjoy whatever it is you choose to do. I will say that the above about fructose is probably not a fact, just an opinion by one person. Fruit is in fact loaded with fructose as is honey, and that's why most will tell you to eat both in moderation and not to overdo either, except for those fruits that are lower in sugar such as squash and avocados. But the advice to eat a lot of bacon and cheese and other unhealthy foods when eaten too much can be dangerous. There are always those who can eat just about anything and do fine. You never know you're one of those until the end of your life, whenever that comes. There are so many healthy and nutritious foods to eat that taste good especially if you know how to cook even a little that there isn't any reason to eat bacon, for example. It's very high in fat, and has virtually no nutrition whatsoever -- it is almost just fat. The fact the person posting has a good weight level has nothing to do with the health of the average person, as weight is just one factor in health. Being overweight doesn't mean anyone is going to die sooner than they would have otherwise, it means health won't be as good. But eating too many nitrates in smoked meats will increase the risk of cancer, and dying of cancer no matter how great you look otherwise isn't a wonderful thing if you happen to be one of those who gets this problem. Ham has the same problem. Cheese tastes great and we'd all love to eat a lot of it, but most adult animals can't handle dairy very well. The effects can be hidden and not affect you until you're old and the inflammation adds up and the digestive problems add up and you live to a ripe old age but you feel horrible. It's also very very high in calcium but deficient in magnesium, and not having enough magnesium is a big problem in our society. It leads to digestive problems, nerve pain, muscle pain, sleep problems, anxiety, and osteoporosis, to name a few. A better balance is had by eating a lot of green veggies, and if you know how to prepare them, they taste fine. Not as good as cheese, so have your cheese occasionally, but if you overdo it, well, you might be fine and you might not. You'll know when it hits you. Look, we all pretty much know the healthy foods and the ones to have once in awhile. Sucrose will store as fat more quickly than fructose. Too much sugar is too much sugar. Enjoy life, austerity isn't necessary, we're all going to die anyway, no one makes it out alive, but a life not lived in pain is a lot better than one lived in pain. Be aware of fads that sound too good to be true and that are being pushed by one person out there but contradicted by all the long-term studies. Everyone gets to do what makes them happy, but not everyone gets to claim because they do it everyone else should do it. Careful out there.
Paxil, the oldest cats who ever lived and some of the oldest people who ever lived on the planet ate bacon and eggs daily. I call both superfoods! I have never had to worry with my lipids (always in excellent range) except when cholesterol rose twice - once due to untreated hypothyroidism and the second due to a serious amount of toxic mould. As for fructose, even Harvard talks about the dangers.
Bacon contains fat, protein, B vitamins and various minerals. Fat is essential in the diet but avoid man made transfat and PUFA vegetable oils.
Susannah Mushatt Jones - died age 116 and 311 days. "For breakfast, she always ate four strips of bacon along with scrambled eggs and grits. She also ate bacon throughout the day."
Gertrude Baines - died age 115 and 158 days. "ate a diet of bacon, eggs and black-eyed peas"
Edna Parker - died age 115 and 220 days. "Parker especially enjoyed eggs, sausage, bacon and fried chicken."
World's oldests cats (both owned by Jake Perry) - Creme Puff - died age 38 years and 3 days and Grandpa - died 34 years and two months. "The co-authors of at least one book have pondered whether the longevity of Perry's cats may have had something to do with an unusual diet of, among other things, bacon and eggs, asparagus, broccoli, and coffee with heavy cream, concluding that Perry "must be doing something right.""
I eat bacon because it's delicious. You might want to read "An Epic Debunking of The Saturated Fat Myth" by Kris Gunnars. More studies than you can poke a stick at. And the final sentence sums it up in a nutshell about saturated fat causing heart disease...
"It wasn't proven in the past, it hasn't been proven today and it never will be proven... because it's just flat out wrong."
Amen to that!
Dr Atkins did not die of a heart attack. He slipped on ice while walking to work and hit his head which caused bleeding around his brain. He lost consciousness on the way to the hospital and spent two weeks in intensive care. His body deteriorated rapidly and he suffered massive organ failure. His death certificate states cause of death ""blunt impact injury of head with epidural hematoma."
The rumour Dr Atkins died of a heart attack from his own diet was spread by the vegan group Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine as well as other groups and individuals.
Butter demand and pricing is at an all time high. Margarine tastes awful IMO. Butter is delicious!
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