DIET AND A POEM

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POST 25 – 29-12-2014

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Contents

  1. DIET
  2. PATIENCE

 

  1. DIET

We must eat to live and the whole issue of the sociology of food is fascinating. If we could distribute the food produced in advanced countries throughout the globe we would solve a few human developmental problems. In our first world there is a surplus and our society has failed to adjust to the surplus. The pornography of food on TV foodie programs is a horror. Our lives are portrayed as being built around taste sensations while we are hunting for a “diet” that will keep the fat off our frames.

A recent article looks at the low fat diet trend and has some fundamental statements about the “diet” situation, including:

The low-fat diet in the study was not that low in fat, and the low-carb group ate significantly fewer caloriesIf anything, the study only confirms that fewer calories result in more weight loss”. (My emphasis)

There is no way your body can manufacture stored body fat unless you put surplus energy (calories) in your mouth.

  • Any carbohydrate surplus to your energy needs will convert to stored fat.
  • Any fat surplus to your energy needs will convert to stored fat.
  • Any protein surplus to your maintenance needs will convert to energy and to stored fat.

So, for a normal healthy person to cut down on stored fat you must cut down on the total energy (calories) without starving yourself of protein.

Maybe there are two problems with excess eating.

  • We do not know what food is a source of energy (calories).
  • We have bad eating habits and find change daunting so rationalise the whole problem.

You must educate yourself about food-energy sources rather than following diet fads. Diet fads are misleading and expensive.

Any way you find that lowers your energy intake is to be encouraged, but for a diet that actually works try the following and stick to it. BREAD, POTATOES, RICE, BANANAS, PASTA and ALCOHOL are the main sources of energy in Western diets, so cut them out. Also biscuits, cakes, sweets, chocolate, cereals and bought drinks are high energy so cut them out.

Here is my diet recommendation:

My diet for weight loss. Set a target weight and when reached change back to a less stringent diet.

LOW CARBOHYDRATES

STOP

BREAD POTATOES RICE                                                                                             BANANAS PASTA ALCOHOL

EAT MORE

MEAT CHICKEN FISH VEGETABLES FRUIT

 BREAKFAST –  FRUIT (AND FAT-FREE YOGHURT)

LUNCH –           A PIECE OF MEAT, CHICKEN OR FISH

WITH SALAD

DINNER –          A PIECE OF MEAT, CHICKEN OR FISH

WITH VEGIES

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PATIENCE

Paul Gilchrist 29-12-2014

 

Patience is not only waiting

Hovering is not dithering

Preparing is positive

Wait for things to happen

 

Opportunity is to be grasped

Perhaps quickly,

As it flies by

Or lose it.

 

Hasten not the maturing process

No matter how prolonged it may be

Readiness is essential

Unreadiness injures

 

Tend and grow a tree

Tend and grow an animal

To learn the necessity of process

So tending and growing a child is no surprise

 

Love is caring for

Waiting for the other

The joining

The arrival is the reward

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4 thoughts on “DIET AND A POEM

    • Probably correct because carbohydrates are so prevalent. My recommended diet contains litte suggestion of fat restriction. However, if you do eat a lot of fat it becomes energy and is stored – as is all energy.

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