I can see there is much research done on your post. Nice work
I've kinda looked at the obesity/diet thing in a different perspective. I've isolated a couple culprits that are most dangerous adversary to those
wanting to drop some weight. The biggest catalyst to the problem is the diet drink mentality. The primary ingredient in diet drinks is aspartame which
devastating to the mind and body. Aspartame is a neurotoxin/excitotoxin. It is also suggested that aspartame is a causative factor in obesity, along
with carcinogenic/immunosupressive properties. It has also been proven to metabolize into Formaldehyde in the body (yep, embalming fluid). Aspartame
also reacts with the container it is in. This reaction assimilates more trace aluminum into the body (one of the more toxic of the soft metals). There
are tons of websites explaining the hazards of artificial sweeteners.
Another culprit in the diet scams is MSG. It has been said that "MSG is to food as nicotine is to cigarettes". MSG (MonoSodiumGlutamate) is another
neurotoxin/excitotoxin that is in most everything you buy. It has the capability to penetrate the blood/brain barrier as does aspartame. If you have
ever loaded up at a chinese buffet and felt like you just ran a marathon, that is the damaging effect of MSG. The bad news is that once these toxins
assimilate into the brain, it is nearly impossible to flush them out since they have separated from the circulatory system. It also migrates into the
endocrine system and retards the metabolic process, therefore affecting the immune system.
Those are the 2 big things to avoid. I also avoid HFCS (High Fructose Corn Syrup). It is also mixed into processed drinks and juices. Although the
body needs sucrose and fructose, synthetic and processed sugars wreak havoc on the insulin system. It identifies sweeteners as either dextrose,
sucrose or fructose (in that genre)and makes every attempt to process it. Our system is not designed to perfectly process synthetic (manmade)
organisms. I'm sure there will be perpetual problems with hyper/hypo glycemia and variants of diabetes. Besides these 3 WMDs I also avoid fluoride. I
have a natural mountain spring on my property.
As far as energy drinks go, it's a big problem since unburned carbs metabolize into sugar, and is eventually converted/stored as fat. From what I
remember, a couple years ago, Red Bull was banned in some European locations due to the physical/neurological damage it was doing. I had a friend who
was hooked on Pepsi. He would have withdrawls if he went more than 12 hours without it. He stopped drinking it for 2 weeks and he noticed HUGE
improvements in his blurred vision, energy, and memory/concentration.
In my personal life, I am disabled to the extent that I cannot jog, run, climb, or power walk. I also cannot do situps/lifting due to a degrading
abdominal surgery. So in my own strategy, I have to eat according to my activity, keeping my caloric/carb/protein intake in perspective. Needless to
say, fast food is my nemesis
as is many condiments. I'm still under 170 lbs and am 5'7", so far.
edit on 24-9-2010 by OuttaTime because: added a couple details.