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Old Fri, Jan-11-19, 10:01
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Default A stark reminder of how diet confusion kills

Weight Loss is a Rock Fight is a long and heartfelt essay from an overweight person who is slowly dying from it.

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Iíve done low-fat and low-carb and low-calorie, high-protein and high-fruit and high-fiber. Iíve tried the Mediterranean and taken my talents to South Beach. Iíve shunned processed foods and guzzled enough SlimFast to drown a rhino. Iíve eaten SnackWellís cookies (low-fat, tons of sugar) and chugged Tab (no sugar, tons of chemicals, faint whiff of kerosene). Iíve been told, at different times, that eggs, bacon, toast, cereal, and milk are all bad for you. Iíve also been told that each one of those things is an essential part of a healthy diet.


It's a very good essay, full of heartbreaking stories. And all so preventable.

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I remember the first time carbohydrates were bad for you, back in the 1970s. The lunch counter at Woolworthís in my hometown of Brunswick, Georgia, sold a diet plate of a hamburger patty on a lettuce leaf with a side of cottage cheese. My mom and I stared at the picture on the menu like it was a platypus at the zoo. We pretended to care about carbs for a while. Mama even bought a little carbohydrate guide she kept in her pocketbook. It said biscuits and cornbread were bad for us. It didnít stay in her pocketbook long.


It is also full of misinformation that kept undercutting his attempts and why he thinks it's hopeless. It's NOT but he does not know that.

We must fight on.
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I saw that article too and it made me sad.
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