Thursday, January 17, 2013

progress again today

Beyond that, i really don't have much to declare!  I even "cheated" on the strong-medicine regimen and had some wine and a handful of macadamias. Is the good result because i got over a hundred grams of fat in?  Also that i consumed in the neighborhood of 2000 calories?

When we report on what works for us on a day-to-day basis, the results can sometimes confuse us more than they illuminate.  Sometimes one thing works, and sometimes another.  The subject is IMMENSELY complicated, which is why statements that SIMPLE CICO are valid tend to make me start ranting.  I believe that once one gets past the basics of what the various SUBCATEGORIES of macronutrients do in the body, we can draw up guidelines that can be pretty well relied on.

  • an excess of any sugar is toxic -- including glucose from starches if you're not burning it off;
  • balance and limitation of the essential fatty acids promote bodily AND mental health;
  • naturally-occurring saturated fats have been wrongly demonized and are crucial for us;
  • protein is centrally important, and optimizing YOUR body's wants and needs should be a priority;
  • eat real food and avoid snacking -- food is fuel and building-blocks, not entertainment;
  • we should get enough exercise to encourage mitochondrial health, but too much can be worse than too little.
DUH, right?  To go much further would get onto shaky ground when it comes to individual variability ... but of course it also provides the bulk to make enough words to fill a diet book.


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    1. :-) TOO simple, i keep telling myself. after i was through, the only think i felt like adding to it was "sleep."

  2. ..but think of how many calories you can burn with a good rant

    1. aw, but then i hypersecrete adrenaline and start shaking so hard i can barely type! ;-) (i've yet to crack THAT nut.)