I recently watched some older movies with a young Elizabeth Taylor and was struck by how amazingly slender for the most part the women and men were in those days, even the older men and women. They seemingly did not have our weight woes in those days, although we do know that Elizabeth Taylor struggled with her weight in later years. So, did the American diet finally catch up with her too? The older ladies and men in her movies escaped that. What happened then? We know our diets changed, our stress levels increased and our activity levels decreased. The biggest contributing factors of those are probably the diet and the activity levels (backed up by the CNN report for
The CNN article mentioned that there is a higher level of poverty in
Dr. Atkins said that higher insulin levels in the body result in more fat storage. Many studies have proven him right. His whole diet premise is to do an end-run on insulin production. The same is true for other low-carbohydrate diets, such as Protein Power, Carbohydrate Addicts LifeSpan Program, etc. Dr. Bernstein, who wrote a couple of books that I am aware of (see Amazon), addressing a very low-carbohydrate way of eating for people with diabetes, also maintains that it is the embracing of the low-fat diets (read: high carbohydrate) that has brought about the obesity problem in
It is really sad that so many people are suffering unnecessarily. It is time more people hear about the lower carbohydrate diet alternative, which has been proven to work for many people, even reversing diabetes in many cases. My friend, who lives in the beautiful Okanagan Valley in Canada and who I’m hoping will write her testimony for my blog, is one shining example of success that I know personally.