Carbs are bad for you. You need more fat, as fat does not make you fat. Carbs do.
The obesity rates have doubles from 1980-2000, the year 1980 being the year the USDA (government) told YOU what to eat. Mos t of the information was from flawed and twisted studies.
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In the research, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, scientists at the New Balance Foundation Obesity Prevention Centre at the Boston Children’s Hospital compared the effects of three popular diet approaches over four weeks.
These were a low-fat diet that limited fats to 20 per cent of total calories, a low carbohydrate diet based on the Atkins approach (cutting carbs to 10 per cent of total calories) and a low glycaemic index (GI) diet containing 40  per cent fat, 40 per cent carbohydrate and 20 per cent protein.
All the dieters ate the same number of calories.
Let me repeat:
All the dieters ate the same number of calories.
So, who lost weight? Surely, the USDA guideline of a "low fat diet" is right for me?
The results were telling. Those on the low-fat diet burned the fewest calories of all three groups. Their triglycerides (blood fats) rose while their ‘good cholesterol’ levels dropped, raising the risk of heart disease.
Doesn't the USDA want you to eat a low fat diet? Doesn't the USDA want you to eat a ton of carbs?
Now, who should you rely on for weight loss, the government, or independent studies. ?
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The United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) dietary guidelines are the gold standard for healthy eating, according to most experts. The problem is that these recommendations promote a low-fat, calorie-restricted diet based on grains like bread and rice. These kinds of foods consist almost entirely of carbohydrates. When you digest carbohydrates, they are converted into sugar in your bloodstream, the same sugar found in ice cream, soda, potato chips, and all the other junk foods most people would recognize as unhealthy. Since high blood sugar is toxic, your body produces a hormone called insulin to bring it down to a reasonable level. The trouble with this, however, is that insulin brings down your blood sugar by converting it to fat and sending it into your fat cells to be stored. There are many problems with this process.
Again, I ask you? Trust independent sources, or trust your government?
When people eat a high-carbohydrate diet like this, not only do they unintentionally avoid the fats and proteins their bodies need to properly function, but they “starve at the cellular level,” as Dr. Michael Eades puts it, because what they are eating is stored as fat and doesn't provide the energy they need. The result over time is a steady increase in body weight. And as health writer and documentary film maker Tom Naughton explains, it shouldn't be surprising that “... the rise in obesity began around the same time the so-called experts began telling everyone to cut back on fat and eat more carbohydrates.”
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Low-fat diets do not protect women against heart attacks, strokes, breast cancer or colon cancer, a major study has found, contradicting what had once been promoted as one of the cornerstones of a healthy lifestyle.
The eight-year study of nearly 50,000 middle-age and elderly women -- by far the largest, most definitive test of cutting fat from the diet -- did not find any clear evidence that doing so reduced their risks, undermining more than a decade of advice from many doctors.
I ask again, trust Independent studies, or the government?
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By slashing carbohydrates, we also witness weight loss from visceral fat, reversal of pre-diabetes and diabetes, and reduced phenomena of glycation. And, if the wheat-free part of low-carb is maintained, you can also see marked improvement in gastrointestinal health, relief from joint pains, relief from leg edema, relief from migraine headaches, improved behavior and ability to concentrate in children with impaired learning, ADHD, and autism, better mood, deeper sleep. You will see multiple inflammatory and autoimmune diseases improve or completely relieved, such as rheumatoid arthritis and ulcerative colitis.
So, who should you trust? The government? No, trust these studies, that are not paid off by the government to lie, like the USDA IS.
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Some reports are that the USDA guidelines will establish even lower fat levels for the American diet, as low as 7% of daily caloric intake. To do this, you have to increase carbohydrate intake. Laura notes the new report advises up to 65% of your calories should come from carbs. For someone eating 2,500 calories a day, that’s over 400 grams of carbohydrates.
That bag of sugar will be close to empty. Nearly one pound of it will be on your counter. Now, if I had “RD” after my name, I might suggest you eat it, but I won’t.
Wait, I’m being unfair. The “RD” people will tell you to eat “complex” carbohydrates, which means “whole grains” and other “slower to absorb” forms. OK, get several hundred empty medicine capsules that dissolve in your stomach. Put the sugar in that. Now you have the metabolic equivalent of “complex carbohydrates”, carbs that take longer to break down into sugar. “To sugar they will turn, they must”, as Yoda would say.
The USDA, like all the “RD” folks out there, are ignoring the most recent medical research.
And because of that, more people will get fat, develop type II diabetes, and die.
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The major sources of energy in the average US diet are carbohydrates and fat. If you limit your fat intake, you should increase your calories from carbohydrates.
In trying to reduce your weight to "ideal" levels, carbohydrates have an advantage over fats.
So in 1980, the Guidelines from the USDA said, eat more carbs, eat less fat.
But look at this graph, look at 1980, the time when the USDA said "eat more carbs, eat less fat".
Notice how fat we have gotten? The rate doubled in just 20 years time, and look how slowly it grew just before that.
The obesity epidemic, courtesy of the government.