Friday, March 11, 2011

oekaki

I actually drew this a few days ago.
I don't really have anything new from yesterday, so I'm posting this lol.
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I watched this very interesting documentary yesterday called "fathead"
It was a reply to supersize me, but the main point they were trying to get at is that people have been told the wrong facts about how to eat well. Instead of eating 6-11 servings (300g) of carbs and grains, we really only need 100. Apparently, all these excess carbs increase insulin, and insulin increases fat storage.
Well, I already kinda knew that carbs are basically sugar, and that they aren't that great for you.
But something I didn't know is that saturated fat is not as bad for you as most people think. After the man in the documentary went on a 28 day low carb (about 100g or less carbs) fast food diet (lots of fat,. about 50% of calories), he lost 12 pounds (he also cut his suggested calorie intake, based on his height and weight, by 500 calories). Now the really interesting thing about this is that according to his calorie intake and outtake, he should have lost only 7.5 pounds. Weird, right?
After he did this diet, he went on a high saturated fat, low carb diet, and guess what happened? His good cholesterol went up and the bad cholesterol went down!
The reasoning behind the "saturated fat is good for you" argument is that back when we were cavemen, the only kind of fat we ate was animal fat, saturated fat. So its kinda like we were "built" to eat saturated fats. They also found that when humans began using agriculture, they became shorter and stouter than they were when they ate mainly meat. Also their teeth weren't as healthy (they didn't really explain that, but i figure its because of the sugar in corn and such)

So yeah just wanted to tell you guys about that interesting documentary.
If you have Netflix, its free to watch instantly. Or you can watch it on Hulu with commercials
I think i'll start eating less carbs too, and more saturated fat!

22 comments:

  1. Never been a big fan of healthy eating but thats useful info I guess.

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  2. I like the drawing! And looks like I really should get Netflix, it seems to be getting pretty popular.

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  3. My mother (whom is diabetic) has actually been on this diet for a couple months now, the doctors claim that she is no longer diabetic due to correcting her eating habbits and following this diet
    go figure :S

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  4. im such a healthy freak! thank you so much for sharing this. i agree saturated fats are not that bad carbs are the things we have to look for. i have eliminated like 95% of sugars on my meals!

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  5. When you get older (like me), you need to start paying more attention to what you eat.

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  6. Not all fat is bad. Try: Olive Oil. If you find some from Portugal do it. Olive Oil is very very good and it's healthy.

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  7. Nice drawing! Thanks for sharing

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  8. thats nice. i also have an art blog. check it out!

    +follow

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  9. good read as usual. by the way, you should try to paint nami-san from one piece :D

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  10. Google Keto-diet, it's the bes tone.

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  11. wouldn't mind eating more saturated fat if its healthy, but man i like carbs :(

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  12. @Piets: that really sounds amazing :o

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  13. Guess I better put down this wheat toast and go grab a double quarter pounder.

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  14. Human body is incredibly adaptable. Humans just treat it THAT badly.

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  15. Awesome picture man, and I may look into watching that documentary as well

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  16. I think that you should eat healthy but without counting the calories or any of that stuff, it will drive you crazy!

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