Did The Surgeon General Get It Wrong About Weight Loss?
Posted Aug 23 2008 11:10pm
I am like a bee to honey when I see any article that talks about weight loss . I soak up every magazine, product, review, blog, you name it that has anything to deal with losing weight. I find it fascinating all the fad diets, the people who manage to lose lots of weight and keep it off and of course I am always looking for the proverbial magic pill to make me perfect and thin while I eat chocolate all day. Having said that, I have found for me that the key to being thin is a healthy diet chocked full of fruits, vegetables, protein (not the animal kind for me-vegetarian), nuts, water and regular exercise (and yes, I must have some chocolate in there too or what is the point?). So, when I saw the following report from Whole Food Nation , I had to read it and see what it was all about. I really could not believe the information that I found and feel like theirfree reportcontained some of the most useful information I have seen on weight loss to date.
Did the Surgeon General get it wrong about weight?
"Which of these statements do you believe?
1. "Overweight and obesity result from excess calorie consumption and/or inadequate physical activity"
U.S. Surgeon General, 2001
2. "Those who are overweight eat fewer calories than those of normal weight."
National Academy of Sciences,
Diet and Health , 1989
Most people say #1. And if you believe that, you might be surprised about what's been unearthed lately. The overweight people are not, after all, gluttons or sloths.
Turns out that it's not how much you eat, but what. Did you know that:
Calorie counting has turned out to be useless, and may even be dangerous.
20,000 women who reduced their daily calories by an average of 360 calories per day weighed only 2 lbs less after 8 years of dieting!
Massive reviews of the research reveal the miserable results of low-calorie diets
Gluttony is not the problem, researchers say.
Calorie counting is the problem!
Do you know the ten hidden side effects of low calorie dieting?
Do you know the 4 guiding principles of weight loss without starving or counting?
It's all in a short report by Whole Food Nation. Want it?"
Now, if you want the free report you do have to give your name and email but this is not some sales pitch (I don't like sales pitches) and this is not some company that is going to sell your email and harass you to buy their products (I wouldn't do that to you-I promise). But it is an excellent and eye opening report that might just help yo u. I would put the report on my blog but am not allowed so I wanted to provide you all with the opportunity to check it out if you like. If you do want the free report click here and then you will be taken to a page where you enter your name and email (again, I promise you this is not some gimmick or spam). I am so suspicious of anything free which is why I keep reiterating that this is really legitimate . If you decide to check it out-Please let me know what you think.
P.S. I actually hosted a nutrition seminar here (I felt so professional for once) in Kansas City by the author of this report -Dr. Heidi Dulay , Ed.D., N.C. and I was completely in awe of her knowledge and kind spirit . She asked me about my diet and had me pegged completely in a few minutes (she is part of my motivation for starting this blog). Thank you Dr. Heidi for all you do!