EET Timing Diet vs Intermittent Fasting – TIMING Diets For Weight Loss, Health

SHOW 2 SLIDE 4 TABLE EET VS IF
Here are some of the main differences between two Timing based diets.  EET (Eating and Exercise Timing) from The EET Fitness Plan and  Intermittent Fasting    

Sources for the above chart included interviewing dieters who have seen success and failure on both diets.  We welcome any suggestions for adjustments from others who feel they have something to add.

Note – You can learn more about EET and behavioral diets HERE or a lot more HERE.  There are a number of variations in Intermittent Fasting plans and you can find more details about them HERE and HERE.

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I’m Ashamed: Food Babe Proves I Teach EET For Weight Loss, Fitness All Wrong!

food babe mcdonalds

I ate a couple of McDoubles last night so this post from someone who calls herself the Food Babe caught my eye:

This Is For Everyone That Still Eats at McDonald’s (Even if they won’t admit it!)

Go read it if you like–it’s got tons of shares, views and comments, but you already know exactly what it says, right?  The internet is loaded with articles like this every day and has been for years.  Most of the comments on that post are avid followers (lotsa “love ya, food babe!”) proudly boasting about never going to McDonald’s and confirming how horrible it is.  It’s all complete bullshit and you can read my reply to Food Babe at the end of this post (along with someone who replied to me), but that’s not the point.

The point finally hit home for me (after YEARS) that this garbage about food groups and chemicals being the cause of obesity and poor health is WHAT PEOPLE WANT TO HEAR!

This is a huge deal for me — and has profoundly changed my thinking FOREVER.

I tell dieters every day to stop beating their heads against the wall with the same strategies.   I back up my advice with Facts, figures and real long-term results.  I even share some of my most amazing science-backed secrets that have helped cure diabetics, worked for 100’s and kept me below my high school weight for seven years at age 52 on a completely unrestricted diet.

Very few are listening, even fewer seem to care.

Meanwhile, experts like the Food Babe, along with the other fear mongers out there keep racking up followers (and money I’m sure) telling the public exactly what they want to hear —

“It’s not you, it’s McDonalds (or sugary beverages, or GMO’s, gluten, refined carbs  etc).  That’s why we have an obesity and health epidemic!”  

I get it now…my message implies the solution has to come from within you, something almost no one wants to hear.  I’m honestly ashamed that it took me so long.  Shit, Jim Gaffigan is helping more people than me.

I’ve spent years telling yo-yo dieters who have tried and failed at every restrictive diet that gets popular  — “if you keep trying the same approach and end up with the same results (or worse), isn’t it clearly time to try something completely different?”

At least I can stop wondering why most keep trying harder and harder to use strategies that experts insist are necessary to “eat healthy” that are  overwhelming and undeniable failures.  In the bizarre, twisted world of weight loss and fitness, it’s an easier plan to follow when you know you’ll have someone else to blame for yet another failure you’re sure is headed your way.

 

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jon

March 29, 2015

Thanks for this article as it makes me feel so much better about eating my beloved mcdoubles at McDonalds!! You read that right. Mcdonakds is awesome.

Why? Well. People are abandoning McDonalds in droves and sales are falling while at the same time obesity and diabetes continue to skyrocket. Its clear McDonalds is a far healthier choice than yoga mat subway or whole foods whose sales have skyrocketed right with obesity and diabetes. How people can’t see the correlation is beyond me.

Please get back to me when you have conclusive studies that the chemicals at McDonalds actually are directly linked to disease. My blood readings and health have never been better at age 52 and McDonalds is a very enjoyable part of my diet. Meanwhile all your followers can be busy dealing with the listeria caused by Amy’s delicious and healthy ORGANIC spinach.

Jon pearlstone
Founder. EET fitness

Reply

  • hall (to jon)

    March 29, 2015I’ve been trying to point out the dangers of eating organic foods for a while. Nobody ever responds.

 

 

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Why The BMI (Body Mass Index) is The MOST Important Tool For Weight Loss and Health

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The recent tragic death of NBA star Anthony Mason at age 48 provides a real world example of the science-backed evidence on the importance of the BMI. 

The body mass index or BMI is a measure of how your weight compares to others based on weight and height.  As an example, for a person who stands 5’10’, an “ideal BMI” of 25,  would be 174 pounds.  Here’s how the BMI weight classes stack up: You can calculate yours here.

BMI definitions

I know a lot of men (bodybuilders, serious athletes) and women (models and, well, all women except maybe a Crossfit stud) who think 5’10” 174 lbs is nowhere near the ideal weight.  They argue the BMI doesn’t take sex, age or muscle mass into account so, among other errors,  the index has incredibly fit people classified as obese which makes it meaningless.  Are they right?

NOT ACCORDING TO SCIENCE!

In fact, science proves that the BMI is a remarkably accurate predictor of risk of major diseases.   Therefore, for men and women, the BMI is among the MOST important tools in your efforts for long-term weight loss and health.

bmi disease chart

 

Chart source U Michigan Health Website

As you can see, the further your BMI is from 25, the greater your risk of serious disease.  Perhaps it’s just an amazing coincidence that the “meaningless” BMI formula correlates to optimal health just below BMI 25?  More likely, it’s some some powerful scientific support to convince you to pursue a 25 BMI!

TAKEAWAYS

1)  YOUR BMI MATTERS A LOT — IF NOT TODAY, THEN SOMEDAY!

When the mega-ripped, teeny weeny and other experts bash the gold standard of a 25 BMI for optimal health, they are forgetting that the BMI covers ALL AGES.  So, a 25 BMI reading that might not mean much today, might save your life years from now.

For example, A beast-like 30 year old bodybuilder with a 35 BMI and 10% bodyfat is probably far more healthy today at that BMI than if he dropped weight today to get down to 25.  However, what are the odds he’ll maintain 10 bodyfat % for LIFE.  As he ages, keeping in mind and pursuing a 25 BMI could be key to his long-term weight management and health.  With all due respect, Anthony Mason’s tragic death at age 48 provides a compelling recent example real-life example:

anthony mason before after  photo source:  www.amazon2u.tk

2) BEHAVIORAL IMPLICATIONS OF YOUR BMI

20yo yo behavioral factors

The New England Journal of Medicine’s landmark 2009 ultimate study of studies determined that success on a diet is determined primarily by how you manage your behaviors once you decide to go on a diet.  EET has built our entire plan around this compelling science backed finding.

Assuming you’re not a bodybuilder or fashion model and you’ve got some weight to lose now, always remembering that a 25 BMI is ideal to reduce risk of serious disease for the rest of your life can encourage BMI lowering behaviors.   The great news is you don’t need to get your BMI below 25 to see results, the closer you get the less risk you have!  Just do something easy to get started, like STEP 1: Figure out your current BMI.  That’s it for today — why rush? You have lots of time to lower your BMI–we all have to manage our weight and health for years anyway, right?

Maybe now you’re more interested in taking action to achieve and sustain a BMI closer to 25?  If so, welcome to the world of behavioral dieting – your best chance at long term success.  And, like everything The EET Fitness Plan teaches–the BMI puts science on your side!

Feel free to read more about how important behavioral dieting is to long-term success in our recent posts here and here.

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How to Start on Nutrient Timing Diet vs Forbidden Foods, Portion Control & Counting Calories

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Yesterday’s post explained science has proven a Behavioral Diet is your best chance for long-term weight loss success.  Now I want to show you an example of how a Behavioral Diet works, plus I’ve added a few bonus tips at the end of this post.

THE SCIENCE OF NUTRIENT TIMING AND THE “METABOLIC WINDOW”

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Source:  Nutrient Timing J Ivy 2004 p 9

After  a meaningful exercise session,  your body quickly reacts to the stress of breaking down muscle and depleting glycogen by going into “recovery mode” for approximately 2 hours.  This period is often called a “metabolic window”

Why is this important?  Well there’s this:

….high glycemic carbs (i.e. sugar) following exercise  can serve as nutrient activators….high glycemic carbohydrates stimulate insulin, one of the most important regulators of protein synthesis following exercise…a complex carbohydrate (i.e. quinoa) is less effective because it’s a weaker stimulator of insulin…  Nutrient Timing J Ivy PhD  2004 p 10-11

So according to the science of nutrient timing:

  • It’s not the sugar you’re eating that creates weight gain and poor health, it’s WHEN you eat it!
  • Just after exercise refined sugar is healthier for you than quinoa

Hard to believe with so many “experts” trying to convince you that sugar is  the cause of the obesity crisis , but it’s true. Bodybuilders and serious athletes have carefully “timed” their carbs for years to get maximum metabolic benefits.  That’s all interesting, but it just scratches the surface.  The real revelation is that:

Nutrient timing can be the cornerstone of a successful BEHAVIORAL DIET.  How?  Applying nutrient timing can:

1)  Encourage eating our favorite high glycemic carbs  (refined sugar) we love along with protein at the healthiest time –  following exercise

2)  Encourage us to exercise more consistently in order to create the metabolic window that makes refined sugar a healthy choice.

3)  Encourage us to WAIT for the next metabolic window to indulge in high glycemic carbs.

 

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BOTTOM LINE:

Nutrient Timing put me on a path to a successful Behavioral Diet by  CHANGING MY VIEWS ON FOOD WHICH MADE ME TRULY WANT TO CHANGE MY BEHAVIORS – not feel forced to change.  I could now eat amazing ice cream in truly satisfying portions (whatever felt satisfying with no guilt each day!) guilt-free after my exercise when it offered the most health benefits, and wait for the “treat shop” to open again passing on high glycemic foods at other times not as good for my metabolism.  This revelation and the changes it created in my behaviors has been key to 7 years of significant weight loss and improved health for me and provided the foundation for  The EET Fitness Plan.

BONUS!  Here’s are additional key points for those interested in learning more about Behavioral Diets:

1)  Exercise is NOT Required on a Behavioral Diet. Anyone reading this who believes you must exercise every day in order to allow yourself to eat high carb foods is bringing prior restrictive diets’ dogmatic rules to the world of behavioral dieting where strict rules cannot work – please reread yesterday’s post.

2)  Nutrient Timing is just the START of a Behavioral Diet.  Anyone reading this who now believes the science of Nutrient Timing is enough to succeed on a Behavioral Diet for years should remember – solutions are needed for EVERY situation, not just situations involving exercise.  Please reread yesterday’s post.

2)  Metabolic benefits are nothing compared to behavioral benefits.  I am well aware there are conflicting studies on just how effective a metabolic window is for your metabolism, however, there’s no debate that your metabolism is operating differently post exercise vs other times.  That said, anyone who thinks the metabolic benefits are the key to weight loss success using nutrient timing is not listening to what science is telling you:

20yo yo behavioral factors

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What is a Behavioral Diet for Weight Loss and Why Should You Care?

20yo yo behavioral factors

The New England Journal of Medicine’s 2009 Ultimate study of studies determined that it doesn’t matter if you watched calories, carbs or fats.  Success on a diet is determined by how you manage your behaviors once you decide to go on a diet.

CAN YOU CONTROL YOUR EATING AND EXERCISE BEHAVIORS?

endless decisions about behavior

The short answer is sometimes you can, and sometimes you can’t, but very few people take this fact into consideration when setting a weight loss goal.  They become convinced they have to follow their diet’s dogmatic rules or they are failing.  This would be like a baseball player going to bat with the REQUIREMENT of a hit every time, or they will quit the game.  Strike outs are part of the game and all successful players accept this and try to learn from their failures.  Superstars just want to get more hits than strike outs to succeed!

Most nutritional dieters don’t behave this way.  As the slide above illustrates, success on a diet is far more involved than the BIG decision to go on a diet.  From that moment forward, every day, dieters are faced with endless situations that challenge that BIG decision. Your reaction to each challenge provides feedback that directly effects the original BIG decision to go on that particular diet. This cycle only ends when you decide to change your BIG decision — In other words: to change what you define as acceptable behaviors yet again.  

BOTTOM LINE:  Learning how to manage your behaviors in situations that threaten your BIG decision to diet is the key to diet success, both short and long term.  In other words, learning how to cope with and learn from strike outs is the key to becoming a great hitter–but you have to be willing to allow the behavior of striking out first!

The NEJM said as much in 2009.  It’s now 2015 and dieters are still chasing diet after diet after a strike out or two when the Behavioral Diet has been the answer all along  — maybe it’s time you care about learning this science backed focus for success?

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New Research Study: Weight Loss and Fitness Doesn’t Lead To Happiness – Here’s Why

happiness and weight loss study

Why do you want to lose weight and become more fit?    Stupid question, right.  You sure?

I realize the beautiful people age 20-40 are the motivators for many to chase weight loss and fitness because, well, they’re beautiful.  But, I’m a 52 year old guy who believes and teaches Six Pack Abs Are Way Overrated  (Guideline 10)  and #Ilovesupersizing (Guideline 22).  This focus has me spending a lot of my time thinking about where all my (and my client’s) efforts will lead.  I wrote about it here:

The Quali is Key to Weight Loss, Fitness on a Completely Unrestricted Diet That Experts Can’t Grasp

There was nothing in that post about how to get shredded or torch fat in 30 days, so it didn’t get much reaction.  Just another yawner about old, average looking Mr. EET raving about all the amazing food I eat while maintaining my weight and fitness on a completely unrestricted diet.

Well, just like here and here, years later, science is now following EET Fitness’ lead, and actually did a study focused on the psychological benefits of weight loss.  Perhaps even the beautiful people will be interested to learn what 2000 people age 50+ had to say about their quality of life depending on if they lost or gained 5% of their body weight, or if their weight remained stable over 4 years – real, LONG-TERM weight loss.

CONCLUSIONS

Weight loss over four years in initially healthy overweight/obese older adults was associated with reduction in cardio-metabolic risk but no psychological benefit, even when changes in health and life stresses were accounted for. These results highlight the need to investigate the emotional consequences of weight loss.

Here’s more about the study from researchers:

What about the age factor? “It’s hard to know how well our results would extrapolate to younger age groups, but we would speculate that there would be a similar effect on mood,” Jackson (study’s lead author) says.

…. it appears that the greater lesson to take away from her (Jackson) and others’ research is that weight loss alone isn’t a prescription for happiness. When people struggle for thinness, they can sometimes emerge the unhappier for it, and often just see the weight come back.  Perhaps it’s better to promote a long jog and good eating habits for the sake of health alone….

All that great research, and the experts and media still don’t get it.  If you’ll allow this old guy to interpret the results after 7 years of successful weight loss and fitness efforts:  Good health is an important goal, but sacrificing things you love like amazing food, portions and relaxation in exchange for weight loss and fitness that you now must constantly struggle to maintain at all costs simply cannot make you happy.   Instead, try to always focus on the qualis!

So let me ask you a stupid question:  Why do you want to lose weight and become more fit?

You can read the entire study here:

Psychological Changes following Weight Loss in Overweight and Obese Adults: A Prospective Cohort Study

and here’s an article with a lot more:

Weight Loss Doesn’t Always Lead to Happiness  The Atlantic March 2015

 

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Read This Email To EET Fitness Client – Resulted in 5 Pounds Weight Loss in 1 WEEK.

better timing better food = better results

There is no other weight loss and fitness plan like EET (Eating and Exercise Timing) Fitness.  Here’s some proof.  This ACTUAL email below helped one of our great clients lose 5 pounds last week.

First, a little background on how EET’s VERY UNIQUE online personal training works:

1)  Weekly Meeting (skype, face time or phone) to set up a weekly “game plan” tailored to the events and issues happening this week, keeping each client’s unique long-term goals in mind.  Often followed up by summary emails like the one below.

2)   Live Your Life  If the game plan is well constructed, it will be easy to execute.  For times when it’s not, EET’s Guidelines offer instant help for every situation where challenges arise.

3) Follow-Up Support  When needed, follow up emails, texts and calls are available for additional guidance.

Okay, here’s the email sent to this client (been a great EETer for a while, has seen steady success).  I’ve edited the email to protect  confidentiality, but the message content is unchanged:

1)  weigh ins — we want to know how our strategies effect your weight on the scale — there’s no good or bad with a weigh in — and  we definitely don’t want to obsess about it, but I would hate to think we’re making adjustments to a plan that has you losing weight!  or not making changes to one that is slowing your weight loss down!  so make it a priority to get your weigh ins on tuesday and friday –even if the scale is off — we can still compare +1 or -2 or whatever and be sure we are heading in the right direction

2)  Food choices — I feel you learned a valuable lesson over the last few weeks — you went away from a food you truly love (chocolate chip cookies) and that was satisfying you and put in a Paleo Energy Bar, which I’m sure you believe (or believed hopefully!) is healthier when in fact that bar is not all that different from a stick of butter in terms of it’s incredibly high fat- and not nearly as satisfying to you!   How is that healthier??  
EET works because you select the foods you love most and we build our eating and exercise strategy around those foods — in order for this to truly work long term you must work on accepting that you are on a TIMING plan and that eliminates distinctions between healthy and unhealthy foods 
There are NO unhealthy foods, only unhealthy TIMES.
And if we can find a food to add to your lunch that takes away those sweet tooth cravings at 4:30 PM–then it’s possible that chocolate chip cookies at lunch TIME are the healthiest food in your entire plan!  (that’s certainly how ice cream works for me anyhow)
So — let’s get something amazing in your lunch that you can enjoy (we’re using 300 calories and let’s say 30 carbs as a guideline but don’t feel married to it–it really needs to taste amazing to you and be satisfying–much more important)
Finally, Remember
BETTER TIMING + BETTER FOOD = BETTER RESULTS
I told you way back when you need to hear this stuff over and over, so there you go :-)
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Not exactly “eat less and move more” now, is it?   Congrats to our awesome EETer who’s now 5 pounds lighter (per the client, it was actually 6 but who’s counting! :-) ) after just a week of eating MORE amazing foods they love at the right times!

Email us at eetfit@gmail.com if you want to develop your own personalized LONG TERM weight loss and fitness program

And speaking of unique new ways to succeed in our weight loss and fitness efforts….

go easy fitness cover Boot camp

We are in the process of getting some reviews of our new fitness book, and have already gotten some great and helpful feedback we’ll share soon!

Those interested can now also take a  “look inside” on Amazon HERE –you can read the intro and contents and get a feel for the book.  If you do buy it and it’s not formatted well on your device, shoot us an email at eetfit@gmail.com and we can send you the PDF at no extra cost of course.

More about Go Easy Fitness coming soon.

 

giant donut 2015 after

 

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2 Easy Heavy Weightlifting Strategies For Busting Plateaus FAST You Haven’t Tried Before

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Bobby Boucher helped me come up with Plateau Buster #2 below,

I’m no bodybuilder but did learn a thing or two and during my years as a strength and conditioning coach.  I helped many athletes break many plateaus and see amazing gainz.  Several went on to play high level college football.

Here are a couple of easy to follow strategies I developed that consistently worked breaking plateaus on the heavy lifts that let athletes move to the next level.  How good are these strategies?  You can let me know, but they’ve helped many athletes 1 rep max on the bench over 100 lbs over body weight (example: my 190 lb son’s best was 400 lbs) and 2-4 times body weight on dead lifts and squats.

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Plateau Buster 1  8 2 4 Shock Set Strategy

Pretty easy.  Start your workout by getting warmed up and ready to lift.  Once ready to start your serious lifting here’s what you do

Set 1   PREP SET                             8 reps x  50-70% 1 rep max (have to find what gets you ready for next two sets)

Set 2  SHOCK SET                          2 reps x  90-105% of 1 rep max (again have to find “sweet spot” amount)

Set 3  PLATEAU BUSTING SET  4 reps x 101-110% of 4 rep max (gotta be a new 4 rep max!)

Be sure you read that carefully.  The 8 sets should feel comfortable.  The 2 set is where you “risk it all” — I’ve had many athletes achieve a 1 rep max during this set — I’ve even had a RARE 2 reps at a new 1 rep max!  But whatever happens on the 2 rep max, you’re in this for SET 3 — that’s the true plateau buster–you gotta make that new 4 rep max!

If you make all the lifts in all 3 sets — LEAVE THE GYM, your workout is over.  You need to know that reward is waiting for you if you succeed –it adds to your energy level.   If you don’t make all 3 sets successfully, you’ll still be pumped so it’s far from a failure — just move forward with the rest of your workout as planned.

WHY THIS WORKS:  As your 4 rep max goes–so goes ALL your maxes.  You’ll feel like you’re headed down the tunnel for the Super Bowl just before that 2 rep set, and you should “leave it all on the field”.  But, whatever happens on your 2 rep set you’ll awaken massive amounts of motor neurons which will give you a lot of help on your 4 rep set – the one that really counts.

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Plateau Buster 2  Visualize, Then Attack!  3 Count Strategy

Even simpler.   During your heavy lifts, take a moment to visualize the entire set completed successfully.  Then when you lift, ATTACK!  Give yourself a challenging “3 count” to complete the lift.  This does NOT mean 3 seconds.  It means adjust the speed of the count to make sure it speeds up your efforts.

So, let’s say you’re going for a super heavy set of 3 reps on dead lifts.  As you start each lift the ONLY thought in your head is “1 -2 – 3!” and when you hit 3 the lift should be over.

WHY THIS WORKS:  This strategy is based on a teaching technique used to help skydivers overcome fear and doubt.  Counting out a task with a specific visualized purpose in mind recruits multiple areas of your brain and aligns them for the specific tasks at hand.  This reduces negative emotions such as fear and doubt.

WARNINGS

1)  These strategies come with a high risk of injury — be sure you are physically ready for the efforts you are undertaking.  There’s no room for a single doubt in your mind when it comes to successful performanc; you must be completely in the moment–so prepare accordingly.

2)  Don’t overuse these strategies — They are best used as “Plateau Busters” perhaps 1-2 times per MONTH.  You want it to have a “game day” feel every time you use them so they bring you maximum power and results.

If you try either of these strategies let me know what you think.  Hope you find these helpful in your workout efforts!

 

go easy fitness cover Boot camp

We are in the process of getting some reviews of our new fitness book, and have already gotten some great and helpful feedback we’ll share soon!

Those interested can now also take a  “look inside” on Amazon HERE –you can read the intro and contents and get a feel for the book.  If you do buy it and it’s not formatted well on your device, shoot us an email at eetfit@gmail.com and we can send you the PDF at no extra cost of course.

More about Go Easy Fitness coming soon.

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Study: Diet Soda Makes Obese Fatter AND NEJM Study Says It Makes Skinny Skinnier

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Yesterday, all hell broke loose in the world of weight loss and fitness.  A new study has concluded that diet soda holds the key to the obesity crisis because — DIET SODA MAKES YOU FAT.  Time to give it up?  Well major headlines by major media seem to think so — For example – here’s trusted TIME Magazine’s Headline :

What Diet Soda Does to Belly Fat: More evidence that diet soda contributes to weight gain, not weight loss

But some powerful voices in the blogosphere weren’t so sure:  I woke up this morning to this from one of my favorite bloggers, obesity researcher Dr. Yoni Freedhoff, who tore the study a new one for its lack of controls and questionable correlations:

What I Learned Actually Reading That New Diet Soda Waist Gain Study

So, what’s a Diet Mountain Dew lover to believe?  We’d like to add a few facts to the debate to help you decide:

1) Details you should know about the new diet soda study right from the study’s abstract:

Setting

San Antonio, Texas, neighborhoods.

Participants

SALSA examined 749 Mexican-American and European-American individuals aged 65 and older at baseline (baseline, 1992–96); 474 (79.1%) survivors completed follow-up 1 (FU1, 2000–01), 413 (73.4%) completed FU2 (2001–03), and 375 (71.0%) completed FU3 (2003–04). Participants completed a mean of 2.64 follow-up intervals, for 9.4 total follow-up years

Now, I’ve loved San Antonio for 17 years thanks to one Mr. Tim Duncan, but, you have to wonder if limiting the study to 749 people with specific ethnic backgrounds and only getting half (375 of those people to follow up) by the study’s end provides reliable conclusions on which to base eating decisions.

2)  This quote summarizing the study’s findings directly from the Time Magazine article:

“Researchers in the new study found that belly-fat gain was most pronounced in people who were already overweight.”

3)  This chart from the 2011 Study from the New England Journal of Medicine study that covered over 100,000 non obese people from all over the place for over 20 YEARS clearly shows a correlation with WEIGHT LOSS for those drinking diet soda

nejm nurses study results

Read more about this important New England Journal of Medicine Study –just click on title/link:

Potato Chips, 100,000 Nurses & NEJM Obesity Study = Cure For My Candy Binges?

BOTTOM LINE?

There are conflicting studies about diet soda, just as there are about every food group that’s been studied.  Maybe it’s not the food itself but the TIMES you eat them?  EET and science are just sayin.  But, the media needs headlines that sell, so they’ll print whatever gets you to read.  You’re going to have to dig deeper if you want the whole story.

As far as EET Fitness is concerned, until there is consistent and overwhelming clinical and scientific evidence in favor of a position like you can find here and here, the decision about drinking diet soda should be based on two key factors:

1)  Do you ENJOY it?   and

2)  An understanding of how your body metabolizes diet soda and other info from EET Guideline #23  A Toast to Alcohol and Artificial Sweeteners

For more information on The EET Fitness Plan and EET’s completely new solutions for Employee Wellness Plans, contact us at

eetfit@gmail.com.

At least the new study didn’t correlate giant donuts with obesity so I’m good :-).

 

giant donut 2015 after

 

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Is Greek Yogurt Healthy? Only If You Don’t Play These 2 Diet Games – Also, Which is Best?

greek yogurt

The above list can be used to evaluate ANY Yogurt, Greek or otherwise by simply comparing the nutritional profile of your choice with the info in the list above.  However, it’s safe to say that you can hardly go wrong with most Fage Greek Yogurt choices if you can avoid 2 of dieters’ favorite games:

GAME 1 – The “Hunger” Game:    Players don’t kill each other but it’s a painful game nonetheless.  They don’t enjoy greek yogurt much and would never eat it if not on a diet,  but choke it down to avoid eating pizza or chocolate – then think to themselves “well at least it fills me up!”  RESULTS:  NOT HEALTHY as you ultimately eat your yogurt and wash it down a few hours later with pizza and chocolate.

GAME 2 –  The Cold Stone Creamery Game: Players take one of the healthy greek yogurt choices above as the starting point for their snack.  Mix-ins are then liberally added such as fruit, nuts, granola, sprinkles, chocolate chips and who knows what else.  Apparently bonus points are awarded if you say that you’re adding high carb fruit like bananas,  along with nuts or granola because they’re “healthy”.  RESULTS: NOT HEALTHY as you’ve now created a snack that rivals the nutritional content of this signature creation with only a fraction of the satisfaction value.

Greek Yogurt as well as other varieties can be an incredibly helpful part of your weekly menu for weight loss, fitness and an amazing relationship with food; IF you don’t play diet games and try to sub it or load it up in a futile effort to replace other foods you wish you were eating.  Of course you can mix-in with your yogurt (I do)–but be aware of the carbs, calories and fat you’re mixing in! (I do this too!) 

Here’s more:  EET Fitness recently did posts on the huge differences in nutritional profiles for Fiber One Cereals and followed that up with Protein and Granola Bars–   in case you missed it here’s the tables from those posts – again just compare the nutritional profile of your preferred choices to the options listed on the charts:

 

Fiber one cereal gridFiber one bars chart

 

EET hopes you find the above charts and info helpful.  If there are other foods you’d like to see a chart on let us know.  If you have questions or disagree feel free to comment or write us at eetfit@gmail.com.

 

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