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Paleo Diet Craze

Discussion in 'Society and Culture' started by ethics, Jun 18, 2014.

  1. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

    Atkins, Suzanne Sommers, Vegans, Vegetarian, Glutten Free and now... Paleo. But what does science say?

    Does science link carbs and obesity?

    To save you some time, science is not proving (nor disproving) anything.

    I am still amazed how people (aside from the ill) still have a hard time understanding what works? It's basic math, really.
  2. Greg

    Greg Full Member

    It's a simple matter that the amount of calories you eat and the amount of exercise you get factors into your metabolism -- metabolic rate -- and the result determines your weight. Eat more or exercise less and your weight goes up. Eat less and exercise more and your weight goes down.

    To understand the correct way to do this you should understand what a balanced diet is and eat that to an appropriate amount of calories that along with your exercise results in a healthy weight.

    Unfortunately people like to eat and hate to exercise, so thus fat people.
  3. Arc

    Arc Full Member

    What is the difference between ingesting carbs, especially simple carbs without any regular significant aerobic exercise v same intake but with regular significant aerobic exercise. One group will have greater average weight in fat and have high blood sugar. The aerobic group will be significantly lighter and with lower blood sugar. (Less incidence of insulin resistance too.) Kind of states what's the best course of action.

    Intake of good fats, protein, and proper amounts of carb combined with aerobic exercise. That's the ticket. The more you aerobic exercise the higher levels of carbs you can safely eat.

    What lifestyle to choose for health is obvious.
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2014
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  4. Greg

    Greg Full Member

    By the way, it is only in the modern era that we learned how to make purified carbohydrates. Hundreds of years ago there were only complex grains crudely ground into a coarse powder.

    Now we consume massive amounts of purified starches and sugars, and particularly bad ones like HFCS.

    Couple millenia ago these were all complex carbohydrates and more difficult to digest, so they didn't cause the blood sugar spikes we get today.

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