Like I mentioned in a previous post, I was a yo-yo dieter. I had no idea why I was gaining weight so often. I felt that I ate well. I ate small portions and I ate all of the suggested foods on the food pyramid. Well, as I have stated in an earlier post, the food pyramid is a crock.
It is important to get all of your vitamins and minerals, but many of them can be found in vegetables, fruits, meats, nuts. Grain products and starches like potatoes are NOT necessary.
I went to a lecture last year after I started with Lindora. The author of Primal Body, Primal Mind, was speaking about how man started out with eating meat, berries and vegetables. No one had an oven….so no one was eating bread or cereal. Our society now focuses on grains as a necessary source of fiber and vitamins is in a daily diet, but this is not the case. And to have these things daily, is even more unnecessary.
A book came out by an M.D., called, The Wheat Belly. It focuses on how wheat today is different than our forefather’s wheat and it is wreaking havoc on our bodies. Since there has been corn derivatives and wheat derivatives added to our foods, people have been getting fatter. Look at this article on obesity trends in the United States. http://inventorspot.com/articles/geographical_obesity_trends_where_fat_kids_live_41328
Lindora focuses on low carbs. NOT no carbs, just low carbs. So, I have adapted this into my daily life and I never ever do more than 100 grams of carbs a day. I try to keep it as close to 50 grams as possible, but what I have learned is that I have to eat between 50 g and 100 g carbs a day.
Do you know how many carbs are in a McDonald’s burger? 34 g, and that is without fries. In a small 3/4 cup bowl of Kellogs Frosted Flakes, there is 27 g, and that is without the milk–and most people eat more than that in a serving. So, you think the cereal is a better choice than the burger, but not so much.
Guess what? You have to now learn what to chose to eat and what not to eat if you want to lose weight and keep it off. I will save that for the next blog. But in answer to the burger and cereal puzzle mentioned in the previous paragraph, if you absolutely MUST eat at McDonalds with their questionable burger meat, have the meat, throw away the bun and eat a side salad. Chances are that is ab out 10-15 g for the whole deal with the dressing.
Caution: Do not eat the french fries. A bag of fries is 48 g for a small and a large is 63 g. So, if you want only 50 to 100 carbs a day, can you see why America is getting fat and you can’t lose the weight?
Story just out supporting a low carb diet: http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/story/2012-08-30/low-carb-diet/57444292/1
taken from: http://www.dietdoctor.com/how-carbs-make-you-fat