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Why Change Our Diets?

504.pic.1In short – Because it is NOT WORKING.

In Australia most adults are overweight (65%) and a large percentage are clinically obese.

As for our children, 40% are overweight by the time they turn 12 and about half of that 40% are clinically obese. They never had a chance!

We are now the fattest country (per capita) IN THE WORLD.

If that does not provide a catalyst for change then I don’t what will.

In the 1980’s and 90’s “low fat” was in. We all tried to eat low fat foods (and still do) thinking we are doing the right thing. The food and beverage market responded by bringing out an incredible range of “low fat” products usually laced with excess sugar (bad) or artificial sweeteners (worse) to appease our taste buds.

We are now paying the penalty for this galatically stupid blunder. We got fatter and the type 2 diabetes rates went through the roof.

Do we need another “diet site”? No. What we do need is a site that presents optimal nutritional protocols, not the lastest fad diet!

What should I eat? What should I avoid? What should I include in my diet if I have a particular condition? How much water should I drink? What supplements should I consider taking if I am taking drug medication? There are many things to consider.

 

Common Myths

We all like to think we are doing the right thing. But it is a little harder to see it though. Why? Mis-information. It seems there is a new diet every week. And then there is a “independent expert” ridiculing it the next. (The “independent expert” usually presents a particular food group that was not advocated in that particular diet.)

So what are the common myths or mis-conceptions held by so many of us?

  • Most of us think we have a good diet. But we don’t.
  • Most of us think that we can get all our nutrients from our food. Wrong!
  • Most of us are chronically dehydrated.
  • Most of us eat too infrequently.
  • Most of us eat too much to late in the day.
  • Most of us think if we eat fat we will get fat.
  • Most of us eat 4 to 6 (or more) serves of highly processed wheat and think we are eating “healthy”.
  • Most of us don’t know whether we should eat things like eggs or potatoes because we don’t know who to believe.

 

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Five of the Worst Foods To Eat

There are no “bad” foods, right? Only food you should eat in moderation?

Well, not really.

The following foods are so bad for your body that I really can’t see any reason to eat them.

Not only do they have zero nutritional value, but they also give your body a healthy dose of toxins, which should make the idea of eating them really hard to swallow.

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Food to Die For

They say “You are what you eat”. If this does apply, you should be glad that these meals haven’t made it to Australia just yet.

Scarily enough, one of these meals contains up to a week’s worth of calories for the average person. This isn’t to mention the dangers to those with cardiac disease, cholesterol issues, and weight management problems.

It’s only a matter of time before these meals hit Australia. Let’s just hope that your willpower is strong
enough to avoid these calorie-laden meals.

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