Some people say that some diets suits some people better than others, but that is not just true. Humans were designed for a certain way of eating in order to reach our highest potential. We can choose what we want to eat i.e being vegetarian or even vegan, but that is certainly not the most healthy way to eat for anyone. We were definitely not made for pasta, sweet fruit, food from a box and definitely not loafs of bread made from wheat. Humans are not grass eaters, never have been, never will be. We don’t need a, so called, balanced diet. No other animal has to eat a food from a pyramid or a circle in order to get the right amount of nutrition. It has never been necessary for people to count calories before 1940, how on earth did we survive and evolved if we didn’t know that? What did they know, that we don’t? Or maybe they didn’t know and didn’t have to.
What is a calorie? Something that makes you fat, right? Not really. A calorie is the amount of energy needed to raise the temperature of 1 gram of water by 1 degree Celsius. Example: 4 calories is the amount of energy needed to raise the temperature of water from 3.5 degrees C to 4.5 degrees C. It does not say anything about the food you eat, what it consists of or how your body will react to it. And still it is used every day to tell people how they’re eating. It is so wrong I don’t know where to start, so I leave that for another post.
Another topic I quickly want to say something are myths about carbohydrates and fat:
Carbohydrates- a must for the brain. Without it we will get tired, get brain fog and our development will stop. False. Your liver will produce enough glucose to cover your brain. There is no reason to eat high sugar food for that sake. In bad times, when we don’t have enough food, our brains still get enough energy to thrive and evolve.
Carbohydrates- a must for endurance, especially during exercise. False. There is enough glucose in your muscles to provide enough energy to keep you going for a v-e-r-y long time. Eventually your body will use the fat as energy. If you don’t have enough, the protein you eat turns into glucose when necessary. If you are involved in explosive sports, you may need a small amount of carbohydrates, but for a normal, non-competitive jog on the treadmill there is no need for anything else than water.
Fat- makes you fat and miserable and it will clog your arteries and you will get a heart attack and then a stroke which will make you paralyzed before you fall down dead when you least expect it. Right? This is most definitely NOT true. Again, how can natural fat be deadly to us? Our bodies consists of saturated fat, we evolved as humans eating no margarine, no low fat cream, no vegetable oils. Instead we ate everything from the animal we hunted and killed ourselves, as well as seasonal fruit and berries, nuts and seeds. The milk we feed our babies are filled with saturated fat, what day in the child’s development does that become dangerous? The truth is that it is crucial we get (the right) fat throughout our lives. New research suggests that Alzheimer’s and other kinds of dementia are due to insulin resistance (and is actually called Diabetes type 3) in the brain, which in turn will stop the fat metabolism. The fat will build up in the brain causing inflammation which in turn will lead to dementia.
How many more people are going to die too early, leaving loved ones behind, thinking they did the right thing? Only because they listened to the official dietary advices. This has to stop and it has to be stopped now.