Archives for: December 2004, 14
There was an unforgettable comic in Sunday's paper. Stanley Parker is watching television surrounded by a variety of junk food and a very fat cat. His wife, Harriet, is looking at him with raised eyebrows. He says, "The low carb people insist they're right. The low-fat people insist they're right. To keep everyone happy, I just eat everything." It hit so close to the truth.
Before I found the BTD I remember reading studies that "proved" low carb was best. I remember reading studies that "proved" low fat was best. In my own search for truth, I would challenge people who had aligned themselves with one side or the other.
I have a friend who was so sold out to a low fat diet that she had her young children on it. It would frustrate her when I talked about essential fatty acids or that fat was essential to brain development.
To those on low carb diets I would ask, "How can you possibly believe that the artificial imitation low carb foods are better for you than fresh fruit and vegetables the way God made them?"
I wound up a lot like Stanley Parker. I wasn't eating junk food, but I was eating everything natural to try to please everyone's requirements. But my indigestion kept getting worse, and my joints kept aching more.
The day I read Eat Right 4 Your Type the first thing I thought was, "This is the answer to my indigestion." The second thing I thought was, "How about that? The low carb studies are right - for some types. The low fat studies are right - for other types. You just have to know your type."
Stanley and most of the world are still stuck between studies, wondering why they feel bad and gain weight even when they try to follow all the rules. Aren't you glad you know your type, and that you're on this web site instead of in the comics?
While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn. Luke 2:6-7