I recently received an email offer for a hand held computer
that contains food fact tables, non volatile memory to hold
the user’s input data (food types and amounts, height, frame
type) and calculates the total calories or carbohydrates
that the dieter might want to track or limit.
Rather clever, and it will probably sell well.
However, if the dieter chooses safe food types, he/she can
eat huge amounts without ever counting either calories or
carbohydrates, and still lose weight. Of course, limiting
consumption to moderate amounts will speed weight loss, and
allow stabilizing at one’s ideal weight.
Rather than reduce or bypass parts of the digestive system,
the most effective weight loss surgery is to staple …
Here’s a useful secret. A small amount of fat can satisfy
hunger better and longer than a large amount of low fat
protein concentrate. Restrict that fat to low- or un-
saturated types, such as available in nuts, eggs, legumes,
perhaps an avocado (if you are near the low cost sources),
and you won’t put your cardiovascular system at risk. Some
use of truly lean meats can be healthful, but don’t overlook
soy bean tempeh and similar high protein plant foods which
have no saturated fat. Eat as much as you can hold of
vegetables, fruits, and grain foods, prepared without added
sauces, sugars, dressings, oils, butter, margarine, cheeses,
and so forth.
Restrict your consumption on any high energy foods, such as
alcohols, refined sugars, fats and oils — especially the
saturated fats. Eat the calories you need for the amount of
your physical activity, but not more.
Such diets need not be boring. Fantastic recipes from around
the world are now available on the internet. Just learn how
to be selective, and/or to modify the ingredients to safe
** Diet with FACTS, not MYTHS. **