Alright, another food thread by Olive, but maybe this time, I hope it's a more of a discussion about healthy eating and what the heck healthy means in the first place. I believe that scientists should strive to be better communicators, and a little less arrogant when publishing their findings. The media of course, plays its part in heralding the latest "scientific" findings on health related matters: the gene that causes this, the food that makes you younger, butter is bad vs. margerine is good. Maybe a lot of you are too young to remember, but the battle between butter and margerine has still not ended.
So, for starters, and since I'm not an expert on this, I started digging into the so called paleolithic diet and how it started a bit of a trend in trying to avoid modern diseases with archaic foods. Now, the term paleo, is a contrast to the neolitihic diet people adopted once settled into agriculture. By the way, the Zombieland clip was intended as a joke , but the insinuation was that zombies probably have better eating habits than most of us. In any case, here we go with a few statements, which I hope you find humourous instead of offensive. Just remember that we're just trying our best here, and that beliefs aren't exactly arguments.
Okay, here we go... But first, I'd like you to listen to the talking 'expert' heads...
Statement 1: Fat does not cause obesity or heart disease
Statement 2: Refined carbohidrates cause obesity and other chronic diseases
Statement 3: Sugars are particularly harmful
Statement 5: Reducing caloric intake will only make you hungry and will not lead to long-term weight loss
Statement 6: Obesity is a hormonal disorder, which can be driven by diet
Statement 7: Obesity is not caused by overeating or sedentary behavior
I just want to point out that exercise doesn't make me lose weight, it makes me gain weight... I re-started training a couple of weeks ago, and I'm now one pound heavier than when I started...
This post has been edited by Olive: Wed Apr 20, 2011 02:03 PM