Moderation Is NOT the Best Approach to Losing WeightPosted: February 18, 2015
(or why skipping breakfast and eating a small salad for lunch will NEVER let you lose weight)
This is what they have to say;
A new study by nutritionists and public health experts at Harvard University showed that the conventional wisdom that the key to weight loss is just to eat less and exercise more actually isn’t very effective when it comes to weight loss. For many people, they say, what you eat matters just as much.
The moral of the story is that it’s not enough to count calories; you have to look at the kinds of calories you’re counting because your body processes them differently based on their source. The Harvard study followed 120,877 men and women of all shapes and sizes for 12 to 20 years. Every two years, they completed a survey about their diet and lifestyle, along with their weight and current health.
The results were startling: even though most of us have been taught to believe that just eating less, avoiding fatty foods, and taking everything in moderation, it’s just not enough to stay healthy. Instead, they propose, Americans should temper their diet to minimize the foods that contribute the most to weight gain, like French fries, potato chips, and sugar-sweetened drinks. They also noted that the “good foods” were the ones most people already associate as good for you: fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.
Millie- there is where I disagree; fruits, and veggies are needed in the diet, and healthy for you…but they should only be 25 to 30% of our caloric intake. Grains have no place in the human diet. I consider them “recreational” foods. Fats and high quality organic sources of proteins are the most important part of our diet..for the depth of nutrients they have.
You need 2000 calories a day; 50% of that should be from fat, 30% protein..the remainder should be low glycemic veggies and a serving of fruit.
HERE is a perfect day (and yes, for weight loss as well as how you should eat for the rest of your life!…
Breakfast:– 2 or 3 whole organic, free range eggs, 2 to 3 slices organic bacon or Sausage, or a small hamburger patty, or 6 ounces of steak. Coconut Milk Yogurt, ½ cup Blueberries, Coffee or Green Tea
Lunch– 2 each chicken legs, 2 cups sautéed red cabbage and onions or Greens, Sliced tomato
Midafternoon- 1 cup beef or chicken broth
Dinner- 8 ounces grass fed beef, bison or free range chicken, cooked with 1 T. organic virgin coconut oil or butter, 2 cups kale or broccoli or other green LEAFY green vegetable with ½ cup mushrooms, peppers and onions cooked with butter, ½ Sweet Potato if desired.