ok, i was reading an article in the new issue of muscle media, got bored and bought one, anyway, the article was about the government's food guide pyramid and the conspiracy behind it. i found it interesting the guy who wrote it is'nt against it but rather for revising it to show portion sizes and such. he says it's too simple. there are some who say the pyramid is the way it is due to the meat, dairy and egg industry paying off the chairman of the group that made the thing. this group says that milk should be an optional way to get calcuim, that there are other food sources for it. anyway, one dietician says it works because it fits everyone's life style giving them a wide variety of foods to work with and eat. she says meats, eggs, and dairy are less needed in the diet and therefore are where they are, carbs are very essential and are where they are, at the base.
my outtake on the pyramid, crap! why? it has carbs at the base, no wonder so many people are overweight,they eat 11 servings of breads, pastas and such a day. fruit tastes good and has vitamins and minerals but let's face it, it's sugar. i think the pyramid is based on the processed food industy paying off the government. it is based on profit. carbs are fillers, not essential. man did not always eat breads, and such, they ate meat, eggs and drank milk. they also ate leafy veggies and shrubs. i know some will disagree but that is fine. i stand firm on the low carb way of eating. i just started the greenwhich diet, a very healthy low carb diet. i won't go into details now but if you want a good book to read, then pick up the greenwhich diet by carlon m. colker. well, gotta bail, time to get ready for work. i look forward to getting yall's input on this. i'll check back after work. peace!