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Are low fat diets good for you and the best way to lose weight?

Moms View Message Board: Let's Get Fit! (Weight Loss Support Group): Are low fat diets good for you and the best way to lose weight?
By John on Friday, July 18, 2003 - 01:31 pm:

Very interesting (and 14 page long) article about the how the National Institute of Health Food Pyramid and dietary recommendations came to be.

Were they completely wrong?:

By Karen55 on Saturday, July 19, 2003 - 10:46 am:

I didn't read the entire thing, but I know your body needs a certain amount of fat to be healthy.

Carbs can be harmful to you, particularly for people with diabetes or with tendancies towards candida. Carbs feed yeast, and high carb diets are at least partially responsible for systemic yeast in some people, which is hard to get rid of and causes a multitude of physical symptoms and problems.

I also read somewhere that you shouldn't eat your carbs with your fats, you should eat them with your vegies, because your body will burn the carbs first, since the fats/proteins are *long energy producing* foods, as opposed to carbs being the *quick energy producing* foods.

By John on Saturday, July 19, 2003 - 05:38 pm:

Many argue that the human body is genetically
designed for a low carb diet:

Before civilization settled down and started agriculture the common foods that humans would live on (tree nuts, berries, meat, green leafy things and fruits) were ALL low in carbs.

Foods like potatoes, wheat and sugar have only appeared in the human diet in the last 10,000 years.

They also argue that burning fat (our own) was the NORMAL state of a "hunter gatherer" human being, only interrupted by the periodic intake of the natural foods described above when a supply was found.

From what I've read, the body only keeps a 10 hour supply of carbs in the liver and muscles.

Once that supply is full, any extra carbs you eat are just stored as body fat (triggered by the secretion of insulin). This by itself indicates that the body was designed to expect only a small amount at a time (it was rare to find carb rich foods).

Our modern diet has turned the diet we've eaten for hundreds of thousands of years upside down, with the resulting visible (((())) results ;)

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