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Summer is the perfect time to fine tune your diet
- By Katherine D. McManus, MS, RD, LDN, Contributor
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Katherine D. McManus, MS, RD, LDN, Contributor
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I actually don’t believe in the Weight Loss concept it is no well defined. I don’t know if I am losing water or muscle or fat !!!. If I am losing water and muscle this is a bad thing. So the thing that we must lose is actually that FAT, not the muscle and absolutely not the body water.
I really like this topic
Great article. I really needed that!
Great job simplifying a complicated and often controversial topic of our times-what is a healthy eating pattern. Love it!
The healthy eating elements listed above hark back to the standard diet I enjoyed growing up in the 40’s and 50’s with the exception, perhaps, of focus on whole grains. Peanut butter on apple–or occasionally on banana– was the snack of delight for us kids. No avocados around then, but lots of fresh fruits and vegetables straight from the farms and delivered on a traveling truck once a week. Early style CSA. The was in Connecticut.
Saturated fat is ne des in large quantities in th diet to make healthy body cells. The brain is made from over 60 per cent fat as well.
Saturated fat does NOT cause heart disease!
Re The Truth: You are correct sir. Gary Taubes has carried this message for some time, and a few nutritionists are finally listening. But most do not, nor do the doctors, and people continue to replace fat with high glycemic carbs, and wonder why they continue to struggle with weight issues. Basically they are suffering because the medical community will not step up to the scientific plate and continue to push the low fat myths started in the last century.
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