DIETS CAN KILL YOU!
I have never been an advocate of diets, but I have nothing to gain by saying what I say. There's no incentive of to be a diet advocate because I I'm not going to make money. BUT for those that are money hungry and profit motivated, then allow your imagination to develop some kind of food regiment and make false claims that you'll lose a certain amount of pounds within a certain amount of days. Now I'm not a Dietician and as a matter of fct my sister is but she's pretty busy to get her feedback. I am an advocate of making money but when you offer a diet that will guarantee tht you lose 10 pounds in 30 days sure they have to develop a diet meal that will achieve that result. And, yes, you'll look fabulous, your friends are so happy and congratulatory. Your feeling high, so high that you go out and get a new wardrobe. Your now a diet advocate.. What is a diet advocate, well you tell all your friends about it and your convinced it works. Your friends have no reason to doubt you and thy follow suit. Then the vicious pattern starts again. Great results and at what cost? Well, some plans want you to purchase their pre-packaged meals, that will cost you a buck or two. Or some plans want you to prepare the meal yourself. Well, when you get the results you got, hey what's learning how to cook their way, and some diets want you to buy certain types of food that might be a little pricey. Well, the bottom line is your paying a lot of money and you may say why not, "it cost money to get it done." BUT who really wins? or shall I say who really profits? The so called inventor publishing his diet books, that's always a money maker. Going on a lecture circuit promoting this new concept.
Here's their view of getting people to use their diet. The customer wants an easy, simple way of losing weight losing the maximum weight in a short period of time without exercising.
That's the perfect combo mixture for success. BUT what they don't say is they the inventor hasn't done any in depth studies for any long period of time. Go figure.. Now I don't want to burst anybody's bubble but the reality is there's no easy way to lose weight.
Well, here are some factors that are contributing to us gaining weight:
-OUR LIFE STYLE
Wee have sendantary life style. We hop in the car to commute to work, we sit at our desks for 8 to 10 hours a day, sit back in our car to go home and get home, by fast food and become a couch potato.
Microwave our food in the beginning of the microwave oven. Technology was used to provide the right amount of radiation to cook or warm our foods. Grub Hub has been included in our meals. Just pick up our smartphone and dial. It's that easy.
-THE QUICK FIX
Always busy, always something happening taking kids here and there, being stuck in traffic, no time but if our kids are our future, shouldn't they know or learn to eat healthy. Do we have the time? We should, but its easy to get nuggets and use high fructose dipping sauces. We can make the time for our kids.
So demanding, job security? overtime, mental and physical exhaustion, always worried. Is this an environment that's good for mental health? But did you ever figure that cooking can help you decompress?
-fast food and family style restaurants. We're stressed all the time and we need to munch on snacks, have a drink, smoke a cigarette! All the bad stuff
These establishments, however antiquated they are today was a convenient way to eat out with the family or a quick meal that's both delicious and fulfilling. The microwave was an essential component of these places along with cheese. The quality was terrible but after they applied tons of cheese and salt and sugar, it was palatable to consume. These places had the highest caloric content for each dish served. It finally has caught up with them after all these years. The new generation wants better nd they're not getting it from fast food and family style restaurants. a renaissance is occurring and they are not adapting to it very well.
The food manufacturers know that vision is very appealing with food, so if they can package food with very alluring pictures of the dish, then the public will buy. Whether the sodium or sugar content is so high, theye know that as long as it taste good, they'll tend to buy again. That is their hope and they are right 905 of the time. It's easy, a meal in the frozen food section all processed nd ready to go. They took the idea of TV dinners and brought it to the new millennium. For me as a kid growing up, I loved dinners, it was easy to prepare, so mom loved it and it was so delicious, you got the main entrée, a side and dessert.
Profit!, Profit! Profit!. The cheaper the grad the more profit the companies make. The more artificial flavors, additive and preservative, the less strain on natural ingredients. Use more corn to develop new ways to enhance flavor. So, if you can't even pronounce the ingredient on the label, I'll be pretty leary.
Their job is to brainwash in believing their brand is the best. Any marketing gimmick they can use to imprint the brand into our mind is their goal. By doing so, we'll always go to their brand. Their lobbyist in Washington and lawyers are there to interpret any regulations that favor them or pressure they leaders that are assigned to committees that will affect their business. Millions of dollars are spent.
Corporations use the following senses to tempt you to buy or visit their establishments; seeing, tasting and smelling.
We are bombarded with their advertisements everywhere we go. Whether its driving down the main highway or smelling burgers being cooked, or seeing the ads on T.V during popular broadcasts. They are everywhere.
Amazingly you can say that we are the test market with new chemical compounds making things taste better, shelf life longer.
If we can accept that sugar will kill us, know that the chemicals that we're unable to pronounce are made or derived by sugar components. When there is an abundance of sugar in the world, why not use totally cheap grades of food that have no taste but cheaper to make and process and apply all the sugar components. The overall bottom line is making a cheaper grade of food and apply a cheaper flavorful sugar derivative. So, for the average American, we go for the cheaper price that taste so good, we'll come back for more.
The diet is the quick fix. but really, its all the above that needs to be changed. The diet, no reports were done on anyone, but consider this, 1 diet applying to everyone? Isn't there something wrong with that? Everyone is different when it comes to our bodies. some mzy have high blood pressure, high sugar, problems with heart disease, hypertension, cholesterol, So, could the diet be doing more harm than good. Losing so much weight in a short period of time. What is that process doing to our bodies, our organs, our temperament, our moods? Who's to say? then when one diet doesn't do what you want, you switch?
Of course you'll see results and you feel proud but whether its continuing to buy their products or stick to foods that are working but getting tired of portion control and eating the same ingredients but cooking it a different way, you slowly fall back to bad habits. I was on Weight Watchers a long time ago, I did my weigh in and when I lost a pound, I treated myself to a pizza or ice cream, but when I gained, I tried so hard to get back on track. It's only human nature to wander about foods that we force ourselves to adjust to just to lose a couple of pounds? But if we understand and appreciate helthy food at a young age, and as parents we take the attention of what we feed our kids, then the cycle of poor eating and obesity can be reduced. Right now its at epidemic levels and rising.
Chef Woo Can believes that eating healthy doesn't mean you have to sacrifice your favorite meals. Just cut down on portions, portion control is key here, moderation, once in a while eating high caloric food and exercising, not strenuous workout sessions just walking around the block and build up a sweat after work. The combination of portion control, eating in moderation and exercising is key here. No soda, very little carbs and include a protein and use fresh vegetables, no pre-packaged foods. You can indulge but work it off by walking around. For every bad food taken in, you'll need to burn those calories with exercise.
You'll feel better mentally and physically. Talk to your doctor for advice.
By Chef Woo Can at www.chefwoocan.com