I see a lot of people posting these “Tasty” videos on Facebook. You know the ones I’m talking about: it’s a very cleverly edited video that shows ingredients being placed into a bowl and then the food is prepared. The vast majority of these, while most likely delicious, are very unhealthy. I watch them every time, and as soon as I see flour or sugar or rice or any other ingredient that is not Paleo get thrown into the bowl, I continue to scroll past.
It’s not that I can’t stand the temptation: that’s easy for me now. It’s that I feel badly for anyone who is still eating this stuff and thinking that it’s okay for us. If you, the reader, have been following along with me for any period of time, I hope that if you have learned one thing it would be that the diet recommended by the US Federal Government is horribly bad for us and based on bad science. Sugar is bad for us. Wheat and grains are bad for us. Dairy is only okay. Beans (legumes) and soy are not great for us, either.
Think about this: what do farmers feed their animals to fatten them up quickly? Grains. When did the US Government begin advocating eating a diet rich in grains? 1977. In what year did obesity begin to skyrocket in the US? 1977. Coincidences?
Our grandparents and great-grandparents knew that a diet rich in protein and vegetables was good for us and the key to losing weight. Even they knew that grains were fattening. That’s why they didn’t eat as much bread, cakes, and other grain-heavy foods as much as we do.
Is eating a slice of bread a day going to kill you? Probably not. Heck, I’ll even say most likely not. However, how many of us really eat just a single slice of bread a day? How many of us minimize the amount of carbs in the way of sugar, grains, soy, legumes, and dairy in our diets every day? Unless you are actively trying to reduce these things, it’s likely in nearly everything you eat. Strangest food find: most tuna has soy in it. Second-most strange find: most bacon has sugar in it.
Look at the labels of your food. Eliminate the foods that are bad for you. The amount of weight you will lose by just eliminating grains and added-sugar alone will surprise you.
And those “Tasty” videos? I’m over them. They are beautiful, but mostly bad for me.