Are Healthy Foods Making Me Fat?
A recent study suggests that a low-glycemic load diet is more effective than
conventional approaches of eating less and exercising more.
If you’ve made a commitment to reading labels and eating healthier, you’re probably
just as confused as I was when I thought “Nutri-Grain”, “Natural”, “Added Vitamin
C” and “Healthy Whole Grains” were actually good for me. A burning desire to learn
why we continue to be one of the sickest and fattest countries on the planet have
led me to research from top experts claiming SUGAR is the culprit. But, if this
information is so readily available and weight loss results so tremendous, why aren’t
we being taught which foods turn to sugar and how to avoid them?
When the “low-fat” movement was introduced in the 60’s, we were told to remove
fat from our diets and replace them with “whole healthy grains”. Unfortunately,
this led to an increase in carbohydrate consumption, which skyrockets glucose and
releases the hormone insulin in our body. When you think of insulin, think of fat
storage, aging, and inflammation. I do whatever I can to avoid foods that raise
glucose and insulin. It took years of research and eliminating these foods from my
diet to see a night and day difference in my health and patients’ health.