Wednesday, May 9, 2012

What?

by Kami Cornwall

Today I watched a documentary on Netflix called "Fat Head." It's a rebuttal to the "Supersize Me" movie that was all the rage a few years ago. I saw that one too. This one has compelling arguments that following a higher protein, lower carbohydrate diet will lower one's cholesterol and BMI, and make you healthier overall. The narrator/main subject loses weight eating nothing but fast food for a month. He chooses not to eat fries, though, and he sticks to either diet soda or Minute Maid Light Lemonade.

My little synopsis there doesn't do the thing justice. If you have a Netflix account, it's one of those "play it now" movies that you can add to your instant queue. I'd like to know what the rest of you think about it. I don't really know what to think anymore. Up is down, down is up, cats and dogs are living together...it's Armageddon, people! Let the comments begin!


6 comments:

  1. I heard a report on the national news last night that a "panel" of experts are considering drastic measures to insure the American people don't end up super fat by the end of 2020, or something like that. "They" have a prediction that 40% of Americans will be obese at the end of a certain year. I really didn't pay attention to the report, until I heard with this "panel" was planning on doing, and since they had the authority of the President of the United States behind them, they can get away with it.

    Let me see if I can put it in a nutshell . . .

    Basically take away our rights as citizens to chose what foods we want to eat.

    Yep, that's about it.

    But of course the FDA is doing that already. They've reached into the schools and taken away the rights of the children to bring lunches from home that "aren't approved healthy." I practically threw up when I read about that little kid getting his sack lunch taken away and given a "healthy" school lunch and then given a note to take home telling the parents to send 2 bucks back for the cost.

    This insidious encroaching of our rights has been incremental, and kept hushed as much as possible, but if someone tells me I can't have that scoop of ice scream until I stand on a scale for them--per US Government guidelines, then I'm calling for a picket line on the doorsteps of what ever fathead signed his John Hancock on that piece of legislation.

    Cats and dogs living together--mass hysteria!!! Give me my sign!

    Oh . . . sorry . . . what was your post about again?? *loudly clears throat*

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  2. I hope I'm not double-commenting here. I posted earlier but it doesn't look like it went through. Thanks for that! He definitely discusses what you just said in the documentary. We ought to have the right to choose for ourselves what we eat rather than the government assuming we're too stupid to figure it out and forcing us to eat according to their own agenda. Keep the comments coming!

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  3. Hear hear!

    I saw an article from a doctor who said cardiologists have been telling us all wrong for the last half century. It's not high cholesterol causing heart disease, it's inflammation roughing up our insides until cholesterol sticks to the rasp-filed walls of our arteries.

    My son and his cousins have been having very good weight-loss results using the Paleo or so-called "caveman" diet.

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  4. I will have to watch that video, and look up the Paleo/caveman diet.
    I have been trying to avoid carbs and dairy and fruit anything that turns into sugar in the body as well as fats. I have to eat some of those things sometimes so I won't want them too much later. Also I figure that I have to be able to learn to cope after I loose the weight too so that I don't put it back on. I appreciate all weight loss tips. I have rid myself of 64 pounds but have more to go.

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  5. I get so worked up about that whole school lunch thing...grrrr...I read an editorial in Time magazine a couple of years ago in which a woman described how France has been dictating what children eat for years. They told this woman that she couldn't let her daughter go home for the 2 hour lunch period because they had to make sure she was eating right. My blood is starting to boil all over again just thinking about it, mainly because it isn't just about food any more. It's about the nanny state and taking away our rights to raise our children.

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  6. I'm with ya'll. Time to just tell the gov't. No, you can't.

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