posted on Jan, 17 2004 @ 03:40 AM
I beg to disagree slightly with what primitive mans diet was like. I reckon it was mainly vegetables, small amounts of grains and seeds, some fruit
and less meat than the Atkins diet currently recommends. (I don't personally think the A diet is particularly good for health).
I have however been gradually starting off on a detox plan (I'm not anywhere near overweight so this is for health and energy not weightloss), and
have found some interesting ideas online recently.
Anything that raises your blood-sugar rapidly, be it caffeine, nicotine, sugar, refined carbs (white flour etc) will contribute to your body laying
down fat around the waist. I've noticed this myself as I've got older after years of living on coffee and cigs - I used to have a tiny waist and big
hips, now I'm thinner but have a bigger waist. Men are genetically more likely to have a typical 'apple' shape, but many women now are starting to
develop this too. Its not good for the heart and especially in women is an indication that you are putting way too much crap in your system.
My advice for losing love handles and beer bellies is take a good hard look at the quality of what you eat and drink rather than the amount. Eat a lot
more natural foods, less saturated fat (you need fats but eat nuts and oily fish instead) and less refined carbs (brown rice, wholemeal bread, quinoa,
oats etc are a lot healthier). Also get more exercise - doesn't have to be long sessions down the gym, just walk more as part of your daily life.
Get out of your car sometimes, take the stairs.