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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

I was reading “Unlimited Power” by Tony Robbins, the chapter about food as fuel for energy. He touched on something I have become aware of over the last few months. Most diet recommendation that are doled out as the current best way to loose weight are actually marketing campaigns staged by a variety of food group lobbyist. It hard to find unbiased information on what is really best. Even the Doctors don’t all agree on the same thing. There are some interesting coloration between the U.S. Government fight against heart disease starting around 1970 and the steady increase in obesity since. There also is coloration between the production of corn leading to surplus that was processed into cheap corn syrup. The last few years the dairy industry has been pitching dairy as a clean source of protein. Their current pitch to endurance athletes is chocolate milk as the perfect recovery drink. Let me point out I am not a Nutritionist I am only speaking from experience and observation. I do believe that when you eat and in what combination is important to mange. I have been doing intermittent fasting from 9:00 P.M. until somewhere between 9-12 A.M. and I try to work out in the morning in a fasted state. I was afraid of fruits and vegetables for a while do to the natural sugar “carbs” but have come full circle understanding the fiber offset and rapidity of digestion and assimilation in the colon. I have also read some claims that we Americans just need to eat less. Personally I have lost aprox. 20 pounds in around 8 months with steady exercise (triathlon training) and not eating highly processed starchy foods as well as some of the tips above. – Shawn

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