My wise friend…. she knows her stuff.
One of my mottos is this… You can pay the farmer or you can pay the pharmacist. You’ll end up happier and healthier paying the farmer every time. Promise!!
Melissa Heeran writes:
How many people believe that gaining weight is the result of eating too much and not exercising enough?!
What if I told you that some studies show obesity has a lot more to do with the quality of your foods, than the quantity of the foods you eat and the amount you exercise?
I recently attended a lecture focusing on the study of obesity in relation to poverty. It was shown that people who face poverty are more likely to be overweight and obese. Isn’t that backwards?
The observers looked at an affluent Indian tribe who were healthy and lean during the prime of their affluent lives when they were growing food and hunting, and followed up 30 years later when they had been pushed off their land, so that farming and hunting was scarce. It was observed that during these times of famine their entire dietary lifestyle shifted to one loaded with carbohydrates.
The diet full of carbohydrates created hormone imbalance which led to insulin resistance.
Insulin is the mechanism by which fat is transformed into usable energy.
High insulin levels accumulate fat.
High Glycemic Index carbs like sugars, breads, pasta, cereal, white rice are the driving force of insulin resistance and obesity.
Filling your plate with more vegetables, fruits, lean protein and healthy fats may help to balance hormones and insulin levels, to reduce the likelihood of insulin resistance.
Quality wins, every time. 💯