What an extraordinary achievement for a civilization: to have developed the one diet that reliably makes its people sick. - Michael Pollan (Food Rules)
People have done well on an incredible variety of diets. - Michael Pollan
Interpretation: You can eat almost anything and live a healthy lifestyle. However, to lose weight and live a healthy lifestyle, there are a few items that must be taken out of your diet.
Our bodies have a remarkable ability to begin healing themselves if we simply stop doing what's causing the problem. - Dr. Dean OrnIsh
We don't do a very good job of educating our population on how to go about changing health behaviors. - Dr. Steven Blair
The greater the focus on nutrients, the less healthful foods have become. - Dr. David Ludwig
Food marketers have done to the potato and the ear of corn what British Petroleum did to the gulf: They took a great source of natural food, and covered it in oil. - Eat This, Not That
It's bizarre that the produce manager is more important to my children's health than the pediatrician. - Meryl Streep
There might be something to Meryl Streep's quote:
Obesity is the single greatest threat to public health in this century. - Advisory Committee for the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans
For Americans today, healthy eating is like swimming upstream. It's not that you can't do it, it's just it's so hard. - Margo Wootan
Unfortunately, Ms. Wootan is correct. However, with some motivation and determination, healthy eating can be done. I do it and so do millions of people. It takes a little bit of knowledge and it isn't really that hard. As Dr. David Katz states so eloquently, "We're like polar bears in the Sahara Desert."
We were never meant to be in this environment, but we are.
Given school cafeteria menus, it's no wonder that our nation's children are developing poor eating habits. As places of learning, schools have a responsibility to also educate on nutrition. - Lynda Resnick
I've heard that some schools are feeding kids corn dogs and pizza for breakfast.
I firmly believe that any man's finest hour, the greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear, is that moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle - victorious. - Vince Lombardi
After a good workout, I feel that way. How 'bout you?
Imagine a vast national experiment to encourage weight gain. We put fast food on every corner, we put junk food in schools, we got rid of P.E., we put candy and soda at the checkout stand of every retail outlet you can think of.The results are in. It worked. - Harold Goldstein
Genes load the gun, but lifestyle pulls the trigger. - Caldwell Esselstyn
As a population, we cut dietary fat in a rather dysfunctional way, and we grew even fatter. - Dr. David L. Katz
Some have compared the effort of trying to eat healthy in modern society with trying to be a recovered alcoholic in a town with a bar on every block. - Duke Diet Center
Americans enjoy one of the most luxurious lifestyles on Earth: Our food is plentiful. Our work is automated. Our leisure is effortless. And it’s killing us. – National Geographic
Nothing fundamental in human physiology, and certainly nothing fundamental in the human genome, has changed over just the past few decades during which epidemic obesity has emerged. Human physiology is substantially the same as it ever was. - Dr. David L. Katz
The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest her or his patients in the care of the human frame, in a proper diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease. - Thomas Edison
Here's what Dr. Barnard states...for every additional 14 grams of fiber that you consume, you will reduce calorie intake by 10%. He recommends 40 grams of fiber per day. The graphic below is from Dr. Neal Barnard's presentation on PBS.
This is one of the things that you will learn in Feed Your Head. Dr. Barnard goes on to talk about how easy it is to lose weight. Everyone, and I do mean everyone, who catches on to the concept, says the same thing. I certainly do.
Sampling of high-fiber foods.
Source: The Full Plate Diet
It's much easier to do prevention than treatment. - Dr. Michael Roizen
"Exercise is better than any drug or anything else we have for aging. There's no downside. If this were a drug, it would be the safest, most effective drug in the universe." Dr. James O. Hill, Director of the Center for Human Nutrition at the University of Colorado at Denver
You can leave the Western diet without leaving civilization. - Michael Pollan