What Is Really Making Us Fat And Sick

     I have recently done a lot of reading on diabetes and obesity, mainly because I have both.  I have controlled my diabetes with diet, but because I gained some weight, my provider told me to lose the weight so that I wouldn't have to go on insulin.  It is so frustrating because the older I get the harder it is to lose the weight.  Why oh why does this happen?

     As we age, our metabolism changes.  We are less active and we eat the wrong food.  We go on diets that are crazy!  We starve ourselves, we eat processed diet foods, and we eat oil that is "supposedly" healthy.  

     Food manufactures tell us all the time how healthy it is to use "heart healthy" oils.  Don't you think that is an oxymoron?  How can artery clogging oils be heart healthy?    Image result for plaque in arteries 
      Look what happens to the arteries when they start filling with plague? Why would the food manufactures tell us differently?  Money! They want you to buy their product.  Plague causes heart attacks and strokes, but they aren't going to tell you that!  

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     So when I was with Weight Watchers, they allowed snacks that you could get at the store that were 100 calorie snacks.  I'm not saying anything bad about Weight Watchers, because they did work for me. However, after all the reading and studying I have done, now I look at labels.  A LOT!  We have all heard that when they remove or lower the fat, they up the sugar and the salt.  It's true!  Next time you go to the store, have a look. What is spice extractive, potato starch-modified?!  There is the oil and sugar!  Don't just read the nutritional facts, read the ingredients.  Lots of times it contains high fructose corn syrup which is pretty much in everything!

     Oils also causes big time trouble with diabetes. Dr. Neal Barnard, one of my sources, has done a lot of studies with relation to oil and diabetes.
This is on his blog.  http://www.pcrm.org/health/medNews/fish-and-fish-oil-linked-to-diabetes-risk

A new Harvard study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition links fish and omega-3 oil consumption to type 2 diabetes. Following 195,204 adults for 14 to18 years, researchers found that the more fish or omega-3 fatty acids participants consumed, the higher their risk of developing diabetes. The risk increase was modest for occasional fish eaters, but rose to a 22 percent increased risk for women consuming five or more fish servings per week.
Prior studies have suggested that fat accumulation within muscle cells can lead to insulin resistance which, in turn, contributes to diabetes. People who eat no animal products have less fat in their cells and much less risk of developing diabetes. A low-fat vegan diet has been shown to improve type 2 diabetes.
     Okay, so you don't eat fish, but isn't there fat in all meats?  All meats contain saturated fat.  It doesn't matter what meat you eat, fat is fat.
     So you are thinking what do I eat?  How do I saute my veggies?  I had to learn as well.  Just add a little water to your veggies in a frying pan.  Mushrooms and onions are loaded with water.  You won't need to add much.  Keep an eye on it as you don't want to burn it.  
     Okay, so our bodies need fat you say.  Healthy fats such as avocados, nuts and seeds.  The nuts that are the healthiest are almonds, brazil nuts, walnuts, pecans, cedar or pine nuts, and my favorite, cashews.  BE CAREFUL though, my husband and I bought some mixed nuts at Costco and ate them like popcorn and guess what?  We didn't lose any weight.  Nuts are full of vitamins, but moderation in all things.  


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