Euan wrote:manning wrote:Everything in moderation and a bit of exercise! It's not rocket surgery...
Sure, that's why over half of Australia is obese. I've been with someone who followed all the conventional wisdom advice about working out daily, eating a high carb, low fat "adequate" protein diet for years. She didn't slack, she did everything right, and none of it worked. Whilst we're not married any more we're still good friends so if I, who is not that particularly over-weight, can lose a couple of inches off my waist in 5 weeks, eliminate mid-afternoon sugar crashes, have amazing energy levles throughout the day and all of this while not feeling the least bit hungry or deprived then I'm hoping to goodness it'll work for her and from what I've read, it will.
Nutrition IS complicated. There's so much we don't know and there's so much bad science out there.
Anyway, I'm going to back away from this now. I had my fill going against the grain when I first arguing against mandatory helmet laws and the overstated effects of helmets several years aog. I've neither the time or the energy to debate it as that's not really going to work is it? I can tell you what's working for me, which I've done, and I can tell you where you can go and do your own evaluation.
So if you have problems with energy levels, if you have problems with body composition and if you're unhappy with how you're feeling on your current diet, surely it's worth investigating? You may disagree, which is fine. I found it a real eye opener and I'm really glad I had the fortune to come across this material.
Do whatever makes you happy and healthy
I wasn't having a go at you Euan. Although brief, I'm not disagreeing with you, the reason half of Australian's are obese is because (amongst other things) we don't have moderate amounts of everything.
Most people don't eat a moderate amount of grain in their diets, they eat far too much. Like I said, everything in moderation
Also I find a quick rule of thumb is to look at which supermarket aisles you're shopping in. I tend to grab fruit n veg, a bit of meat and then skip straight to the dairy section. Sure I get the occasional thing out of the aisles in between, but all the processed food to be found in those aisles isn't going to be doing you much good