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ceebee
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   Posted 12/19/2007 7:28 PM (GMT -7)   
There is an article about fats and carbs in the December Home Journal. It says fats won't make you fat and exercise won't make you skinny. It is all about the carbs you eat! It actually says eating carbs is the cause of insulin resistant diabetes. A very interesting article.Says meat and egss are the new diet foods. It is in the health section.

LanieG
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   Posted 12/20/2007 7:39 AM (GMT -7)   
ceebee, this is the basis of several diets that first became popular years and years ago, including Atkins - which even though we think was ground-breaking 30 years ago was not a "sudden" newly formulated theory.  The fat/carbohydrate/cholesterol/diabetes/obesity connection was known a century ago.  Today again there are more books and diets based on this like Dr. Bernstein's, Dr. Atkins (popular again) and many articles that we've cited here on the Forum.   A new book by Gary Taubes, Good Calories, Bad Calories, that I've mentioned before, describes how this very subject has been tossed around for the last 100 years.  Thanks for alerting us to the article in the LHJ.  I think as more and more of these appear in magazines commonly read by the average person, the more the average person will be informed.  It seems that everything we thought we knew about food and how our bodies metabolize it has been turned upside down!  The bottom line is how it works for us individually though, so keep testing!

Lanie
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Jeannie143
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   Posted 12/24/2007 3:17 PM (GMT -7)   
The other thing that many of us were unaware of is how big business drives the food industry. Everyone is complaining about childhood obesity and pointing their fingers at fast food chains. Somehow they overlook the $4.00 boxes of sugar encrusted crunchy fluffs (with 8 essential vitamins - Woo Hoo!) CARBS! to which children add milk (MORE CARBS!) followed by an imitation fruit juice for a dose of vitamin C (Even more CARBS!) every day for breakfast! Yet you can feed a child for a few weeks on that same $4.00 if you alternate eggs and toast with oatmeal and a piece of fruit every morning.

Agribusiness is big business and big money. They spend it lobbying congress, advertising 'wholesomeness', (which has nothing to do with nutrition, by the way) and selling the public on products that many of us shouldn't have. There is more nutrition in a real piece of pie than in most breakfast toaster tarts. And many kids would be better served by a homemade oatmeal-peanut butter cookie for breakfast than some of the cereals on the market.

Ladies Home Journal had to go out on a limb to produce that story. They will definitely get some feedback from some of their advertisers who make big bucks selling non-essential, non-nutritious foods to an unsuspecting public. It is my opinion that the diabetes epidemic can be partially traced right back to the center aisles of our grocery stores. I wish there were some way to make fresh veggies and fruits the center of every meal for everyone so that they could regain some health. I wish that $5.00 for squash didn't look extravagant and $5.00 for a bag of chips look normal. Enough of my rant....
~ Jeannie, Forum Moderator/Diabetes & Fibromyalgia
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ceebee
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   Posted 12/24/2007 4:26 PM (GMT -7)   
You rant all you want Jeannie:) It makes my heart smile. I used to live on carbs and feel so much better now that I am very low carb. I agree with all you said. If only I knew years ago what I know now. I now preach low carb to everyone I know...even my doctors with mixed opinions. Doctors seem to like carbs for some reason. Oh well, too bad for them. I am sticking to my new way of eating:)

LanieG
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   Posted 12/28/2007 3:50 PM (GMT -7)   
I just bought the LHJ with that article.  Interestingly enough, it's written by Gary Taubes and is almost a summary of his new book Good Calories, Bad Calories.  It's an easier read and not as tedious, so if you are interested in the facts to support the low carb diet, you would do well to get this magazine.  This is the January issue with Hilary Swank holding a lion cub on the cover.

Lanie
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"pre-diabetic" controlled so far by diet and exercise
following low/no carb diet, no meds


tutorgirl
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   Posted 12/28/2007 5:10 PM (GMT -7)   
What I find extremely interesting is how much easier it is for me to eat an almost no carb diet as opposed to a low fat diet. This has been the easiest way to eat I have ever found (well, except for the holidays...but it has been very easy to get back on track.) My hubby has been so amazed that I have been able to do this. If I lasted a month on any other type of diet I was doing well. This has really been pretty much a cakewalk.
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LanieG
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   Posted 12/28/2007 9:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh, Karen, absolutely!  We went out to dinner tonight and I had an arugula salad with crab and proscuito and a steak with mushrooms and blue cheese with a glass of wine.   This is a diet?  Wow!  But, uh, cakewalk?  argh.

Lanie
forum moderator - diabetes
"pre-diabetic" controlled so far by diet and exercise
following low/no carb diet, no meds


tutorgirl
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   Posted 12/28/2007 10:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Sorry about "cake" reference. Freudian slip? And I don't really even care for cake that much...not pie...mmmmm.
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>Karen<
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