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“Factory Foods” are Sickening and Fattening

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“Factory Foods” are Sickening and Fattening

In a recent study by the Journal of the American Medical Association1, it was proven that both low-fat and low-carbohydrate diets cannot possibly offer pathways towards total body wellness. In fact, both of these diets may even lead to long term weight gain. Again, it is obvious with these diets that the calorie-in calorie-out theory does not hold true: A calorie is not just a calorie in terms of how the body handles it.

For example, a low-carbohydrate diet can turn the body against itself. This diet slows down metabolism — sometimes causing metabolic processes to function up to five times slower than the norm (this is caused by muscle loss, and by thyroxine [T4] refusing to convert into triiodothyronine [T3], which is the active form of thyroid).

Even though the individual is consuming fewer calories, weight may still be gained because of that dieter’s significantly lowered metabolism.

What truly matters is how foods affect the body on a genetic level.

Instead of focusing on a specific diet, we need to focus on finding foods that can help the body begin burning fat for itself. Healthy foods directly influence health and metabolism! For example, a diet that has a low glycemic load has been proven to cause long-term weight loss. This diet will help your body start working for itself instead of setting your body up for long-term failure.

Thanks for reading! Come back soon for more tips and tricks on weight-loss.

“Calories In, Calories Out” rule is NOT as simple as it sounds…Part 1 of 6

Reference

  1. Ebbeling CB, Swain JF, Fledman HA, Wong WW, Haohey DL, Lago-Garcia E, Ludwig DS. Effects of Dietary Composition on Energy Expenditure During Weight-Loss Maintenance. JAMA, June 27, 2012-Vol 307, No.24

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