If only mosquitoes sucked fat instead of blood
Individual and appropriate diet, lifestyle and environmental choices are the mantra for good health and consequently a trim body. So what has gone so wrong?
The food industry’s promotion of highly refined grains (relatively low production cost with high profit margins) and low-fat diets over the last 20 years has led to the emergence of an epidemic of obesity, type II diabetes and Syndrome X.
How can this be? Well, excessive intake of simple carbohydrates and sugars (from processed grain products) have a high glycaemic response, which causes a surge in blood insulin and cells start to lose their sensitivity (to insulin). This in turn leads to an even greater output of insulin with a consequent increase in fat storage. This is why cows are fed a diet of grains and not grass for three months before market – to fatten them up! Do you see any potential correlation here when people ‘graze’ on a grain based diet?
Let’s get inside the mind of ‘Thin’ People:
Choose fresh whole foods
Have no food issues
Seldom if ever weigh themselves
Don’t eat diet foods
Refuse food easily
Can wait for meals
Can throw food away
Can buy investment clothes
Don’t sneak food
Can watch others eat and not eat themselves
Their clothes fit
Eat when hungry
Are not afraid of food or eating
Are not afraid of gaining weight
Separate stress from eating
An appropriate last word perhaps from Chogyam Trungpa, ‘Don’t let your mind take the shape of your situation.’