Monday, March 2, 2009

The Calorie's the Thing

I got a few emails about "weight loss" and which approach, if any, I subscribed to. Atkins? High Carb? Low Carb? The Mediterranean Diet?
Don't like any of them!
Eat Food and not food products. Burn more calories than you consume by not eating too much and exercising a lot.
Harvard’s School of Public Health and the Pennington Biomedical Research Center of the Louisiana State University just spent some big bucks researching different "Diets" and found something rather amazing; no matter what diet you are on the calorie is the thing that makes all the difference. It took the researchers at Harvard and Louisiana State over 800 overweight adults and two years to figure out what many of us already knew - diets don't make any difference.
I guess now instead of just telling people that diets don't work I can cite research by Harvard University and the Pennington Biomedical Research Center.
Believe it or not - if you eat 2100 calories worth of carrots, apples and celery and only burn 2000 calories that excess 100 calories will be stored as fat on your body. No different at all from the 2100 calories from a steak and baked potato with gobs of butter and sour cream when it comes to weight loss or in this case weight gain.
Kapiolani Community College offers some great classes on Anatomy and Physiology. I encourage everyone to take one. It will help to have some real knowledge when the Diet Marketers come to call.

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