Anyone who has battled a weight problem know what it is like to feel guilty about every bit of food they eat. They become obsessed with every new diet fad that come along especially those that promise unrealistic results and/or quick fixes. They can resort to eating a single food for days or choose foods that promise fat-burning properties. They follow the latest diet from the last issue of a tabloid from the supermarket. They may lose weight initially for a while, reach a plateau and give up to pursue another ill-fated attempt. Dieting in itself can promote weight gain since with each attempt, your body adjusts to prevent weight loss. The following article gives a more common sense and realistic approach.
Amazon is buying Whole Foods. How will that change the supermarket environment? Very interesting!!
Have you tried to find out more about how to eat to follow a Mediterranean diet? Here is an excellent guide for breakfast, lunch and dinner ideas?
The following article from Scientific American, April, 2017 by Peter Ungar gives us a sensible approach to the recent popularity of the so-called Paleolithic Diet. The premise of this diet is based on “the idea that modern humans evolved to eat the way hunter-gatherers did during the Paleolithic period.” It turns out that this is not a simple matter,
In my opinion, there is still not enough research to fully assess the efficacy and/or safety of probiotics. Probiotic supplements are not regulated by the FDA. It may be prudent to encourage higher intakes of yogurt with live cultures that also provide some essential nutrients – protein and calcium, for example. Check the labels carefully since some yogurts have high sugar contents.
Recent attention to the microbiome has supported the premise that we depend on a vast army of microbes to protect us against germs, help us digest and assimilate food, release energy, and produce vitamins. Can we change it to further give us additional health benefits?
Read some sensible facts about eating the Mediterranean way. Bottom line: Don’t be afraid of healthy fats. Get out of the low fat obsession. Enjoy!!