Weight loss is simple.
Most people who have tried Eat Stop Eat can attest to this.
Find an easy and effective way to eat less that fits into your lifestyle, and slowly but surely, you will lose weight.
Nutrition on the other hand..not so simple.
People LOVE to try and “Black and White” nutrition.
Good or Bad, Yes or No.
The truth is, we do most of this prematurely.
Take Trans fats.
Evil. Bad. The Darth Vader of foods.
Yet Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) is a trans fat being studied for its anti-cancer properties.
Actually, to be fair, it is being studied for its POTENTIAL anti-cancer properties.
The point is this – The basics of human physiology…pretty simple (on paper). We know what makes us over-fat, and we know what makes us not over-fat.
But Classifying foods as completely bad or completely good, we need to be careful with.
Obviously, the Trans Fats found in chemical altered saturated-fat substitutes and commercial cooking oils are something we should avoid. But does this make all Trans-fats bad? Probably not.
Reminds of ten years ago when “all Fat” was bad. That kind of classic “painting them all with the same brush” mentality failed us then and it will fail us again.
Bottom line, be weary of blanketing nutrition statements. More often than not, they are simply a way to keep you from changing the channel while watching the 6 o’clock news.
“Coming up next the secret ingredient in your food that is killing you”
You get the drift.