What's Wrong With Our Modern Diet?

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    What's Wrong With Our Modern Diet?

    There is a lot of good information in this article with some alarming facts and figures.

    Is Something Wrong with Our Modern Diet?





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    I didn't read the article.

    But I've been forced to make fairly substantive changes in what I eat. Little to no fast food, little that comes out of a can or a box. We eat too much fat and WAY too much salt.

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    Awesome article 2C. I want to highlight the portion below...

    Like saturated fats, many naturally cholesterol-rich foods have also been wrongfully vilified. Eggs, which are actually among the most nutritious foods you can eat (provided they come from organically raised, pastured hens) have long been accused of causing heart disease simply because they're high in cholesterol. But dietary cholesterol has little to do with the cholesterol level in your body, and numerous studies have confirmed that eating eggs does NOT raise potentially adverse LDL cholesterol in your blood. Studies have also failed to find any evidence that eggs contribute to heart disease.

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    I lost 31 pounds changing my diet back in October. Since I quite "dieting" I have been able to keep the weight off by eating different. I eat alot of fruits and try not to overeat at all. I feel better.

    I have not had a soda in 4.5 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweet16 View Post
    I lost 31 pounds changing my diet back in October. Since I quite "dieting" I have been able to keep the weight off by eating different. I eat alot of fruits and try not to overeat at all. I feel better.

    I have not had a soda in 4.5 years.
    That's awesome, keep it up brother!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tark the shark View Post
    That's awesome, keep it up brother!
    thanks. It is a mind-set. Once you get it in it is easier to not overeat. Even when I eat out I don't eat as much. Nothing wrong with leftovers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweet16 View Post
    thanks. It is a mind-set. Once you get it in it is easier to not overeat. Even when I eat out I don't eat as much. Nothing wrong with leftovers.
    Same here. The wife and I have begun to share meals, or at the very least take a bunch home for the next day.

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    Now to just get rid of BMI as an indicator of anything health related. What an arbitrary pile of dung.

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    When the war on fat began it was the beginning of the end.

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    Here is a really good series on cholesterol. The link is for series 1, there are 6 total. You can get to the others through links at the bottom.

    The straight dope on cholesterol ? Part I The Eating Academy | Peter Attia, M.D. The Eating Academy | Peter Attia, M.D.

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    I get that there are some problems with dwarf wheat, but it's hard for me to get too worked up about considering its invention is almost singularly responsible for ending famine in South Asia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mexitucky View Post
    Now to just get rid of BMI as an indicator of anything health related. What an arbitrary pile of dung.
    Tell me about it. My employer started an incentive program last year for hitting healthy numbers in cholesterol, sugars, BP and BMI. You can ace all of them but if you don't hit your BMIyou don't get the bonus. The least scientific of all the tests and it's the one everyone seems to miss.

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    I lost 40 pounds in 8 weeks this past fall by reducing my daily calorie intake to 1200 and exercising each day. I was never hungry and it's amazing how much better I feel. I still watch what I eat but I'm not a calorie Nazi. I've not had any trouble maintaining my current weight. It's a lifestyle change for the better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Getslow View Post
    I get that there are some problems with dwarf wheat, but it's hard for me to get too worked up about considering its invention is almost singularly responsible for ending famine in South Asia.
    If you get a chance, read the book "Wheat Belly". It is an eye opening look at how wheat is ruining our health written by a cardiologist, Dr William Davis.

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