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“Sadly, all too often, scientists (who should know better) fall in love with a hypothesis and set up an experiment to confirm it instead of trying to falsify it. Then when their machinations fail and the experiment is a bust, they try to put a good face on and make like the experiment really showed what they wanted it to show all along. Just as there is no doubt a bias in the mainstream news media, sad to say, there is also a bias in the mainstream medical scientific media. Most academic nutritional researchers hold [the following] near and dear to their hearts; Eating saturated fat = elevated cholesterol = heart disease.” Dr Michael R. Eades, M.D.
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Processed foods are more convenient – that’s what it comes down to. It’s so much easier to bake a cake by opening up a box, pouring out a dry mix, and adding an egg and some oil than starting from scratch. About 90 percent of the money that Americans spend on food is used to buy processed items. The problem is, most processed foods have a laundry list of ingredients similar to that of a can of paint.
Most Americans appear to only gain about 1 lb of body weight during the holidays on average. This figure is based on the most commonly-cited research, a 2000 study published in the New England Journal of Medicine that followed 165 racially diverse Americans whose average age was 39 and whose average weights reflected those found in the general U.S. population, from the pre-holiday period through the post-holiday period.
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A recent Time Magazine article made a case for not having regular exercise in your life and stated that exercise has absolutely nothing to do with weight loss and weight control. The author wrote that the more he exercised, the greater his appetite, the more he ate and the more weight he gained. To have a personal experience like this is one thing, but to make the assumption that exercise makes you fat couldn’t be less true or more irresponsible. Fitness is important to virtually every aspect of your life, and can play a big role in weight loss.
DID YOU KNOW? Once food is broken down into its basic components (glucose, amino acids and fatty acids), and sent into the blood stream, it has a more powerful impact on your body, and your health, than any drug your doctor could ever prescribe. The best way to seriously evaluate what you are eating is write down everything you eat, every day, for several weeks. One quick way to do this is to take a picture (most have a camera now on their cell phone) of your plate before you start eating. Then, you can go through the pictures later and write down each food item.