I read this Headline in USA Today
. Here's the reason that it is a bunch of B.S. If you are leading a healthy lifestyle, you need to do aerobic exercise and weight training. Weight training is incredible for muscle development and bone density.
As we age, we lose bone density and muscle. Unfortunately, it happens to ladies many years before men. The bottom line: You are never too old to begin weight training. The benefits are amazing.
On a sad note: Many ladies are led to believe that they need a drug for osteopenia. However, osteopenia is a made up disease. Don't believe me? Check this out
The other day, when I mentioned that the saying: Everything in moderation
is a failing proposition - in regard to diet, health, and lifestyle - a nice young lady with lots of credentials (RD, CDE, MPH, LDN) asked me to ... Please post the research from peer reviewed journals. I'd love to see your references.
Here's the thing. Sometimes, common sense trumps research. In fact, most people who tell me: Everything in moderation
are not healthy a
nd are overweight. In my speeches, I explain why Everything in moderation
does not work.
In regard to research, I recommend reading this article: Lies, Damned Lies, and Medical Science
. If you read the article, you will discover that much of what we believe to be accurate information, is not.
Another great resource is the blog/website Health News Review
Unfortunately, the above statement might be accurate. I'd like to believe that it is not. However, my suggestion: Identify an exercise that you enjoy. If you enjoy it, you might stick with it!
I've listed below activities that I enjoy:
- Running* (3 - 5 miles)
- Weight training (3 times per week)
- Kayaking (don't do this frequently)
- Walking (since I run, I do not walk for exercise ... however, when running errands, I park far from the store.)
The bottom line: For a healthy lifestyle exercise is important.
*I'm very fortunate. I live near three three national parks
that have hiking and running trails. Thank you NPS for creating these trails!
A Paleo advocate states: "How many people will try a vegan or vegetarian diet thinking it's good for them just because he (Bill Clinton) says so? This is sad."
Interestingly, you can lead a healthy lifestyle via many different plans. And, what you do not eat, is as important as what you do eat. One more point, Vegans and Paleo folks omit many of the same foods. Hey, can't we all get along?
Source: Tweet from: @livinlowcarbman Jimmy Moore
A side note: Only 1% of the population are Vegans and 3% are Vegetarians
Sure, over 66% of Americans are overweight or obese. We've heard this CDC stat over and over again. I mention it in my presentations.
However ... I ask: "What's the cause and what's the effect"?
My answer: The American diet is a catastrophe. We have a food crisis. It's the food that causes the obesity epidemic which causes the disease crisis that we have. Concentrate on food, not obesity.
This is one of my favorites.
The reason: It's been a long-standing myth and truly a bunch of B.S. Of course, most people have bought into this myth. Bottomline: If you are hungry, eat! When you are eating a healthy diet, there's no need to worry about eating ... at any time.
Most likely the reason for this rule: After dinner snacks usually consist of cookies, cake, or ice cream. That ain't healthy eating.
Source: Eat This, Not That Tweet
Kelly Brownell is the main force behind a soda tax ... because it causes obesity. He is well-respected and quoted in many articles about diet, health, lifestyle, obesity, and obesity-related public policy.
I'm just wondering why he is morbidly obese? These pictures are of Brownell speaking at an obesity conference in Colorado. If he has a health issue that causes this, he should explain. I've never seen or heard an explanation.
As a health advocate, I do not believe I could sit through one of his speeches. Via speeches and my book, I dole out diet, health, and lifestyle advice. If I was overweight, in good faith, I would not provide any advice. I practice what I preach. After all, would you purchase a house from a builder who lived in an poorly built home? Not me.
By the way, he does conduct some very good interviews (podcasts) at the Yale Rudd Center website.
Here's a recent interview with Kelly Brownell:
That's this company's mission. My advice: re-focus. This is its Obesity System Influence Diagram
. Wow: Just the name is intimidating and complex. Now take a look at the diagram
I've never seen anything so complex. I love this diagram because I use it as the backdrop in my presentations. It's on the slide that I use to simplify diet, health, and lifestyle issues into two words. So, I thank this company for developing this B.S. for me.
I enjoy this one. First: What's moderation? Definition please?
By way of example, would you consider eating one package of Peanut M&M's per week moderation? If so, that equates to 24,000 calories annually. 24,000 divided 3,500 (a pound of fat) equals 7-pounds per year. Now add to that all the other things that you do in moderation. Oops, that's a lot of weight.
Say what? Next you're going to tell me kids don't walk to school any more (I did and I was pudgy ... back then).
If we tried, and many people do, we could identify hundreds of reasons for obesity. I'm not buying this one.
(I'm a big fan of this blog)