Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Here goes a big RANT!!!!!!!

Today in the news there is a story about an eight year study about low fat foods. Once again the news in not good. After an eight year study, scientists have found that there is no correlation between eating low fat foods and being healthy.

When oh when are we going to figure out that the scientists out there are guessing as much as we are about all of this? It has been a guessing game for years it seems. The food pyramid has been faulty. We told people to eat a certain way using the food pyramid, and now nearly 25 years later, the people in the United States are more obese than ever. Science is at best getting a failing grade. It's sickening.

If you want to lose weight, eat less than you expend in energy. And that isn't even a sure fire cure. There are some people that just have to work harder because of their body chemistry. Why don't we set aside all the diets, and just allow everyone a visit or two to a really good endocrinologist. That way they could see just how their body reacts to food and what they need to do to be at their optimal self. Instead of trying to treat the masses, let's treat everyone individually.

Someone at the NY Times agrees with me.

Tell me how you'd like to solve this problem.