Monday Musings--Nutrition

I'd like to direct your attention to the New York Times again this week. I know it seems like I send you there often. Perhaps they just see things the way I see them but I choose to believe that they are exploring a road less traveled when it comes to health and nutrition. Today's article reviews a study funded by the National Institute of Health and was published on September 1st. As always, there are things that I would change about the study if I could. Still, this is one of the first mainstream studies funded by the government that dares to put a low carb/high fat diet up against a traditional low fat diet. We can of course predict the results, but many in our country will be in disbelief. Not only does the low carb/high fat diet beat the pants off low fat for weight loss, but it also improves blood markers significantly. Here are a couple of quotes that I love.

"People who avoid carbohydrates and eat more fat, even saturated fat, lose more body fat and have fewer cardiovascular risks than people who follow the low-fat diet that health authorities have favored for decades..."

"By the end of the yearlong trial, people in the low-carbohydrate group had lost about eight pounds more on average than those in the low-fat group. They had significantly greater reductions in body fat than the low-fat group, and improvements in lean muscle mass — even though neither group changed their levels of physical activity."

Read the entire article here.

We may think of Daniel as an endurance athlete, but he isn't afraid to lift heavy things. Expect big things from him in the days to come.

We may think of Daniel as an endurance athlete, but he isn't afraid to lift heavy things. Expect big things from him in the days to come.

Also, I have talked with many of you about a Food Challenge and I had originally planned to kick it off in September. I think we are finally at a point to make it happen. Stay tuned for more details and get ready to get real with your food starting October 1st.