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Fat is not the Enemy

22 Oct

A few decades ago, “low-fat” and “fat-free” were all the rage.  The “experts” decided that dietary fat reduction would reduce obesity and heart disease.  Even the American Heart Association got behind this initiative.

Ironically, obesity rates and heart disease prevalence did not improve with a low-fat diet and, in fact, got worse.  That’s because eating fat doesn’t make us fat, but carbs and sugars do.  And, unfortunately, words like “low-fat” and “fat-free” often translate to “loaded with sugar.”

Additionally, our “super-size” mentality doesn’t help (nor does a sedentary lifestyle).  Portion control (or lack thereof) — overeating — remains a significant challenge in our country.

I’m not suggesting that we should increase our fat consumption, especially people who have health risks like high cholesterol, but certainly awareness and education are warranted.

Here’s an article — 5 Reasons why you need more fat in your diet — that provides some perspective.  Ultimately, fats and carbs have a different effect on the body and its propensity to store fat, and eating fat won’t necessarily make us fat; all fats (saturated, unsaturated) are not created equal; and moderation is still the key.

Get STRONGER, Get FASTER!

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7 Surprising Reasons to Give Up Sugar

21 Oct

spoonful+of+sugar[1]I recently read an interesting article in Rodale News, and thought it was worth sharing.  The article discusses how “Food manufacturers pump excess sugar into an array of foods—even “health foods”—creating catastrophic health results,” and encourages readers to “Learn where this type of sneaky sugar hides, along with these surprising sugar side effects.”  Ultimately, sugar makes you fat.

Please read 7 Surprising Reasons to Give Up Sugar.  Reducing your sugar consumption can improve your health, fitness, and overall wellness — and it all starts with awareness.

Get STRONGER, Get FASTER!

Your thoughts?

Fat is not the Enemy

25 Aug

3-FiveGuys_burgerandfries-FiveGuys[1]A few decades ago, “low-fat” and “fat-free” were all the rage.  The “experts” decided that dietary fat reduction would reduce obesity and heart disease.  Even the American Heart Association got behind this initiative.

Ironically, obesity rates and heart disease prevalence did not improve with a low-fat diet and, in fact, got worse.  That’s because eating fat doesn’t make us fat, but carbs and sugars do.  And, unfortunately, words like “low-fat” and “fat-free” often translate to “loaded with sugar.”

Additionally, our “super-size” mentality doesn’t help (nor does a sedentary lifestyle).  Portion control (or lack thereof) — overeating — remains a significant challenge in our country.

I’m not suggesting that we should increase our fat consumption, especially people who have health risks like high cholesterol, but certainly awareness and education are warranted.

Here’s an article — 5 Reasons why you need more fat in your diet — that provides some perspective.  Ultimately, fats and carbs have a different effect on the body and its propensity to store fat, and eating fat won’t necessarily make us fat; all fats (saturated, unsaturated) are not created equal; and moderation is still the key.

Get STRONGER, Get FASTER!

Your thoughts?

7 Surprising Reasons to Give Up Sugar

29 Jul

spoonful+of+sugar[1]I recently read an interesting article in Rodale News, and thought it was worth sharing.  The article discusses how “Food manufacturers pump excess sugar into an array of foods—even “health foods”—creating catastrophic health results,” and encourages readers to “Learn where this type of sneaky sugar hides, along with these surprising sugar side effects.”  Ultimately, sugar makes you fat.

Please read 7 Surprising Reasons to Give Up Sugar.  Reducing your sugar consumption can improve your health, fitness, and overall wellness — and it all starts with awareness.

Get STRONGER, Get FASTER!

Your thoughts?

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