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Currently trying to figure out WTF to eat (for IBS-C).
In all of the universe there is only one person with your exact charateristics. Just like there is only one person with everybody else's characteristics. Effectively, your uniqueness makes you pretty average.
The Boyfriend got his Reader's Digest in the mail this week. Yes, we're that old.
Anyway, there's an ad for Victoza, a diabetes med, that features Paula Deen. In the ad, it mentions that the once-daily injectible can cause (among other things) thyroid tumors, thyroid cancer and pancreatitis. Sounds great...
Literally only 8 pages later, there's a 2 page Q&A with a couple of "health experts" the first of whom is a registered dietician and certified diabetes instructor. The other (Campbell) is president of health care and education at the American Diabetes Association. You're gonna love this:
Q: Paula Deen adds butter by the stick to her meals. Did she get dabetes because of her diet?
A: "Deen's recipes are high in saturated fat, which triggers inflammation and can lead to insulin resistance. But the way she cooks is not the only reason she developed the disease... Many hereditary and lifestyle factors - high cholesterol or blood pressure, inactivity, and family history - can raise your chances." Campbell adds "People with diabetes should get less than 7% of calories from saturated fat, or about 15 grams per day (one tablespoon of butter has about 7 grams)."
Q: I read that Deen ditched her staple sweet tea after her diagnosis. Is that because sugar causes diabetes?
A: "Sugar doesn't 'give' you diabetes, but there's one caveat: A study presented at the American Heart Association Scentific Sessions last year found that women who drank 2 or more sugary drinks a day, even if they were a normal weight, were more likely to develop abnormal levels of fasting glucose - a sign of diabetes. 'Liquid sugar may work differently from other sugar' explains Campbell. 'It seems to start a cycle that increases visceral fat, which can lead to metabolic syndrome, a precursor to type 2 diabetes.' Be mindful of how many sugar beverages you sip, especially if you have other diabetes risk factors, advises Campbell."
Q: Preaching portion control, Deen has said "It's not what you're eating but how much." So I can enjoy whatever I want, if I only have a little?
A: " 'As a dietician, I'm trained to tell you there's no food you can never eat' says Campbell. 'While that's true, you can't eat whatever you want, whenever you want - even if it's only a little. So if you want fried chicken or mac and cheese, you can have a small portion of it, but not often.' Most other times, it's important to make healthy choices and balance nutrients. An easy way to do that: Divide your plate into sections. Fill half with vegetables (such as leafy greens, tomatoes and carrots), use a quarter for healthy carb (whole-grain pasta or rice) and add lean protein (chicken, sirloin or fish) to the remaining quarter. Finish with a piece of fresh fruit."
While I don't think the plate idea is too terrible, assuming you DON'T eat the whole-grain pasta, and I get that liquid sugar is sneaky as hell because you get even less of the "satiated" feel after all of the calories, seriously... the rest of the article is utter horse pucky. They also mention that Paula has cheat days once a week (rice and gravy, country-fried steak, butter bean soup and mac and cheese) and has "made healthy swaps" by eating whole-grain pasta "to reduce fat". That's supposedly how she has gotten leaner and made progress in her fight against diabetes.
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these. being touted as a "healthy" breakfast. *SMH*
I keep seeing "healthy lunch" sites with ideas for people w/ school-age kids... and I have yet to see anything I'd consider truly healthy... usually some sandwich w/sides of crackery-type kibble and sugar-type kibble... sometimes some veggies or fruits.
Also, years ago (after I'd lost 50lbs doing non-primal VLC), I met up with a friend who I hadn't seen in awhile... he went on and on (and on and on) about how great I looked - healthy, vibrant, yadda yadda... but as soon as I said "modified atkins" he said "you know that's HORRIBLE for you, right?" I just kind of said "um, yeah, sure."...
These days I'd probably go into a lecture about sugar and processed foods (yes, I did Atkins. no, I didn't use bars/shakes/crap frankenfood, and the more I thought about it, the more I reduced/nixed fake sugars, soy, and other crap), and actually call him out on the fact that he was saying how healthy I looked less than 90sec earlier... but my 23 year old self just wasn't there yet, I suppose... still makes me *facepalm* when I think about his comment.
Last edited by PrimalMama; 08-11-2012 at 10:49 PM.
This is satire, but I wouldn't be surprised if it actually happened.
What interests me is that diets high in omega-6 are inflammatory and inflammation can lead to insulin resistance. Of course, most omega-6 in the SAD is being delivered alongside a heady overdose of processed food carbohydrate, but it seems to me CW has it bass-ackwards to say sat fats are the devil, tra la la, let's substitute some healthy vegetable oil or canola oil. Barf.
It's like saying that bullets dont "give you" death. Its true, technically, but the connection between them is undeniable in any rational persons mind.
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