Or at least has an opposing viable alternative.
Think about the “Fat is Bad For You” message the government, medical industry, and food industry has been spouting for over 40 years. Only it turns out fat isn’t bad for you, sugar is. It’s the fructose in refined sugars that leads to the fat that causes all of the obesity related chronic health problems…
…and even trying to do the right thing by eating “healthily” – i.e. the low fat foods – is no better than eating unhealthily.
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And things are really hard to change. It’s hard to stop people eating “healthy” Nutrigrain for breakfast over “unhealthy” bacon. Or removing the skin off of chicken, and the fat off of a steak.
But it’s not only sugar and fat, but exercise and weightloss (hint over 80% of weightloss comes from what you eat, and you create more healthy outcomes walking regularly than intense sessions)
And long term health? You have a far better predictor for healthy longevity by the health of your relationships at mid-life than your cholesterol levels.
No surprise there. The healthiest, happiest, longest living communities
- The Italian island of Sardinia
- Okinawa, Japan
- Loma Linda, California
- Costa Rica’s isolated Nicoya Peninsula
- Ikaria, an isolated Greek island
All celebrate eating, rich, fatty foods…
…that are also unprocessed, and free from refined sugars. They also have a lifestyle that ensures low impact, daily exercise; low stress; community living; purpose and meaning.
So the key to a happy successful life is not about money, or fame, fancy that!
My challenge is in thriving within a culture that’s obsessed with position, possession, promotion, status, money, intense exercise session, long work weeks, and sugar…
So my personal theme for 2016 is Transformation.