It’s like the floodgates have opened. Everywhere I turn, somebody is saying sugar is bad for you.
4 Hour Body
A couple of years back I read The Four Hour Body. Good book with effective ways to get healthy and strong with the 80-20 rule, 80% of the effect with 20% of the effort. In it was a way to lose 20 pounds of fat. Cut out fast carbs, not all carbs, just the ones that get digested right away. I followed it and lost the 20. Really.
Katie Couric did a documentary about how sugar is bad for you. Sugar get converted right into fat if it’s just straight sugar (not something natural like real fruit). 12 year old kids are getting type 2 diabetes. One out of three Americans will be obese in twenty years.
The Big Fat Surprise
Now I read about a book in the economist online that says steak and ice cream are good for you. A quote from The Economist about the book, “Advice for keeping to a low-fat diet also played directly into food companies’ sweet spot of biscuits, cereals and confectionery; when people eat less fat, they are hungry for something else.”
Ain’t it amazing how life imitates art. Here are some quotes from Woody Allen’s Sleeper.
Dr. Melik: This morning for breakfast he requested something called “wheat germ, organic honey and tiger’s milk.”
Dr. Aragon: [chuckling] Oh, yes. Those are the charmed substances that some years ago were thought to contain life-preserving properties.
Dr. Melik: You mean there was no deep fat? No steak or cream pies or… hot fudge?
Dr. Aragon: Those were thought to be unhealthy… precisely the opposite of what we now know to be true.
Dr. Melik: Incredible.