Paranoia in Diet

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Paranoia in Diet

Postby Matti Freeman » 06 Mar 2014, 22:03

Low-fat diets do not curb heart disease or help you live longer – the real enemy is sugar and carbohydrates, according to a leading scientist.
Current dietary advice is based on flawed evidence from the 1950s that has demonised saturated fat and put public health at risk, he said.
James DiNicolantonio, a cardiovascular research scientist in New York, said: ‘We need a public health campaign as strong as the one we had in the 70s and 80s demonising saturated fats, to say that we got it wrong.’ ... xpert.html

Recently science has now shown that fat is not 'bad for you' and that eating a 'low fat diet' is not 'healthy'.

Over the decades since the 'fat is bad' idea started being implemented, millions of products have been produced and marketed using the 'low fat' approach to get people to buy based on the fear of fat / getting fat / health problems allegedly caused by fat.

Now it's been shown that it was all a lie - the 'fat is bad' idea was never real. Fascinating because imagine how many thoughts, how many reactions of fear, how much backchat went through humans' minds over the decades in relation to 'fat is bad', and how these thoughts / reactions influenced and directed what products people bought and what foods they ate and the experiences they'd have while eating the food. For example, 'feeling good / feeling healthy' when eating 'low fat foods' -- while all the while it was just a lie -- it was all in the mind. It was all just Paranoia. There was never any actual awareness / understanding of the nature of the food and the effect it was having on the body and whether the body needed it / didn't need it -- it was all just the Mind functioning within and as Paranoia based on how it was Programmed with Knowledge and Information.

This demonstrates the importance of Self Honesty within the point of investigating our starting point in what we eat / don't eat - in terms of looking at what are we participating in that is entirely the result of Paranoia based on Knowledge and Information we've accepted and allowed ourselves to Define ourselves within / Program ourselves within?

Paranoia is also like a Bias - a Buy-As -- what we Buy As - meaning - what have we Bought into that is now Directing us in how we are considering something / making decisions? It's also our Buy-Us because when we are Defined within a particular Knowledge and Information that has become our Paranoia as the Noise / Thoughts in our head - others are able to Buy Us - buy our attention by feeding us what we want to hear - which is how we're able to walk into the supermarket and buy a product just because it says 'low fat' on it - because that has become our Bias

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Re: Paranoia in Diet

Postby Marlen » 07 Mar 2014, 01:43

Interesting that in english 'fat' as in the excess of fat in a person's body is the same word as 'fat' which is the actual grease/component in foods. So the association is immediately made that 'fat' is what makes you fat and low fat = having the body that mostly exists as the 'ideal to achieve' when buying within the mentality of 'low-fat' or 'diet cokes' and what not, not realizing that the actual solution would come from reconsidering the actual nutritional value in such products, instead of 'reducing the harm' to the supposed 'lowest level.'

So yes, paranoia of what 'foods do to us' instead of us first instead of focusing on 'minimizing the harm' rather designing and investigating on consuming foods that are supportive for ourselves, otherwise the diet-products or 'organic' and whatnot becomes yet another source of fear-based consumption, which is providing juicy profits to anyone that - once again - beliefs low fat, low sugar, organic and trans-fat free means 'healthy.'

Thanks for sharing this, Matti

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Re: Paranoia in Diet

Postby Kristina » 12 Mar 2014, 18:44

Yes, thanks for bringing this point up, Matti - it's interesting how even when one become aware of the illusion we've bought into (as our Buy-Us) - the damage has already been done, sort to speak. We have already programmed ourselves to have certain reactions to foods and thus we must become responsible to release ourselves from this as we have participated in the accepted illusion that fat is bad or low fat is good and all the various ideas and opinions around food/diet. The point we've missed is in how the substance of the foods interact with our physical bodies - what is happening once we've swallowed that food; what is the body using and what is the body discarding? That process alone we've completely separated ourselves as we've PAID more attention to our fears and desires about foods we eat and how that shape our body then the actual physical process taking place... so again, the importance to align ourselves within this physical reality through our physical body - actually becoming aware of what is going on here, within/as me/ourselves to be able to then assess what foods are supportive and what are not.

Cool topic!

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Re: Paranoia in Diet

Postby KellyPosey » 18 Mar 2014, 11:07

Another paranoia in diet is how many people still believe that starving oneself is an effective way to lose weight, but studies have shown that this actually has the adverse effect of making the body even more prone to hold onto weight, since the body has to react to being starved which it does by trying to store more of the food one eats for sustenance during later periods of starvation. So while starving oneself seems to have quick results, it's at a price where you have to continually starve yourself to keep weight off at the expense of your physical body and having to put yourself through that discomfort.
Why does a very low calorie intake slow down weight loss?

Quite simply, your body goes into 'starvation mode'. This mechanism, which is thought to have evolved as a defence against starvation, means the body becomes super efficient at making the most of the calories it does get from food and drink. The main way it does this is to protect its fat stores and instead use lean tissue or muscle to provide it with some of the calories it needs to keep functioning. This directly leads to a loss of muscle, which in turn lowers metabolic rate so that the body needs fewer calories to keep ticking over and weight loss slows down. Of course, this is the perfect solution if you're in a famine situation. But if you're trying to lose weight, it's going to do little to help you shift those unwanted pounds. ... vation.htm

So it's to rather work with the body than against it and eat what supports your body specifically by testing things out and doing practical research for self education on how the physical functions, where the goal isn't to 'lose weight' per se but rather to maintain the optimum functioning of your physical body, whatever shape/size/form that may be for your particular physical body/genetic structure.

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