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Absolutely agree. This is the same as people who thought they could eat snackwell's and lose weight. I think people don't get this at all. The big food conglomerates need "net carbs" to replace "low fat" for survival.
03-24-2004, 05:44 AM
Bill, Agree 100%. Food compaines don't care about our health; just about the quick buck. People are falling into the same trap that they did years ago with low/no fat products. Regardless of what diet you choose to follow, the foods you choose should be from nature, not lab synthesized.
03-24-2004, 08:18 AM
Thanks for posting . . .
03-24-2004, 08:45 AM
Yes, thanks Bill. I love Dr. Ellis, he is so predictable, always himself and so adamant. Who else is willing to just say this in his bully pulpit.
What gets me is that during both the low-fat Snackwells regime and now the low-carb frankenfoods, what is unchanged in both is the drug-like "schwingg" from relatively cheap manufactured white powders and flavors and additives as opposed to real food.
That is what the processed food industry is selling and why we are seeing as a matter of national policy, "we need to exercise more" and oh BTW, keep eating this stuff, you're on your own for portion sizes. blech.
but I do love prewashed and preprepped veggies. Now there's a trend I can go for.
03-27-2004, 03:02 AM
On the one hand, I think Ellis serves a valuable function as one kind of 'extremist' industry watchdog. If you heed his warning that basically everything the processed food/fast food industry tells you is a lie designed to exploit your gullibility and empty your wallet while making you feel a false misguided sense of security, you will do well.
On the other hand, he (and the columnist who interviews him) act as though being able to OH press two 40 lb block weights is a big deal.
Cripes, I routinely clean, jerk AND press 2 50+ lb kettlebells overhead multiple times during my workouts as a WARM UP, and I hardly feel qualified to cite this as proof that my nutritional methods are superior to everyone elses. Has 'the bar' really been lowered that far in my lifetime? Geez...
03-27-2004, 06:40 AM
Everyone had a good laugh about the 40 lbers, over at the DD forum.
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