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    Worst diet advice you've ever taken...

    I was just sitting here basking in the glow of being primal and thinking about stupid diet advice I wish I'd never heard like eating low fat and snacking constantly. I remember back in the late 80's and early 90's when low fat was thought to be the cure for everything. What a horrible, devastating idea that has been for our health and our waistlines in the US. And those 2 or 3 snacks a day only served to make me think of food constantly. Going primal has been so liberating on so many fronts.

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    Macrobiotics. Boy howdy.
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    The Weider Bodybuilding Diet I read in some muscle comic in my teens.
    Something like 50% carb, 40% protein, 10% fat for your 'mass phase'.
    What do you expect when a salesman gives nutritional advice.

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    Per doctor's recommendation, in 1982, went five months on 500cals per day, walking four miles every morning at 6am-- didn't cheat once! No one can tell me that weightloss is all about willpower. Laid a firm foundation for extreme insulin sensitivity. Set me up for a twenty-plus years of yo- yo diets until I read Atkins. There are lots of lives ruined by CW, and bad science.
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    Always eat breakfast.

    I'm never hungry in the morning, but I ate anyway. And then I was hungry all day long. Of course, I was also following the advice to eat lots of small meals all day long, so I guess it worked out
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    Susan Powter . . .

    Need I say more?

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    Anything involving not eating animals

    Eggs and bacon will make your heart explode from cholesterol
    My whole life, I've felt like an animal......but I've ignored my instincts. I ignored what I really am. That will never happen again.

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    Stop the insanity!

    Quote Originally Posted by tapper47 View Post
    Susan Powter . . .
    True healthcare reform starts in your kitchen, not in Washington. ~Anonymous
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    Just eat less and exercise more.
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    Eat more whole grains.
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