Expert after expert after expert will tell you that you need to have proper nutrition. The big problem is that as many experts there are, there are the same number of ideas telling you what proper nutrition is.
Just look at the food pyramid over the last several decades. How many times has it changed?
1992 came a new pyramid.
2005, a new pyramid.
2011…it stopped being a pyramid and turned into a plate.
Why So Many Changes?
It’s a great question. Realistically, if basic nutrition has kept us going as a species for centuries, why are the recommendations changing?
Well, there are a bunch of reasons.
We don’t hunt and gather for our nutrition anymore so we use a lot less calories and don’t use up fat stores as well. Our food comes to us (after we go get it at the store).
We lead more sedentary lives now. Mass transportation, highways, elevators have made our lives easier but we use a lot less calories.
Food processing has changed and is changing dramatically.
There is no ‘one-size’ fits all nutritional plan. You are a unique individual with different dietary needs.
Your physical and genetic history can influence how you process different foods and your tolerance to foods so having the diet as your friend may not work for you.
Truthful Not Talked About Reasons:
MONEY…the food industry, the diet industry, food manufacturers, growers, politicians, scientists. They all have a stake in the game and money talks therefore, the deepest pockets may be the voice you hear but it could be the wrong voice.
General Mills needs to sell more cereal to make more money to keep shareholders happy…they hire scientists to show the government that the country will die if they don’t eat 6-11 servings of bread, grains and cereal a day.
The sugar producers see a decline in their product so they hire scientists to tell us that artificial sweeteners will kill us.
The dairy producers need to sell more milk so they hire scientists to tell us we will be sick and unhealthy if we don’t eat milk, cheese and yogurt.
Get the picture?
Basic nutrition is just that but it’s been perverted and stretched so much we’re confused as a society. The results? We’re fatter. We suffer more disease. We have lower quality of life.
Here Is What You Need To Know About Proper Nutrition
There are 6 basic nutrients of life:
You MUST HAVE ALL 6
Because we’ve been sold bad information the problem is even that get’s confusing. Remember, “Carbs are the enemy.”, “Fat makes you fat.”, “Eggs cause high cholesterol.”
This is my world.
For over 20 years I have dedicated my life to making sure people understand this ‘stuff’ and get the right information. As much as I love to exercise, (and I LOVE TO EXERCISE), I love food even more. But, not just food that you see on your plate…the SCIENCE of food. How food reacts in your body. How food reacts with other foods, how food can be changed.
Becoming a Doctor of Nutritional Sciences was a lot of fun for me because it is really fascinating.
My entire life is dedicated to helping you make sense of proper nutrition so that you aren’t confused and so you have a trusted source of information that you can come to for the answers you need.
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