IS THE #1 CAUSE OF
GAIN (or more accurately FAT gain) . . .
AND . . . IT IS A MAJOR CAUSE OF
Further . . .
not only slows down the metabolic enzymes, but
leads to emaciation of muscle cells, bloating of fat cells,
accumulation of toxic fat in the tissues, and fatigue. The more rapid
the weight loss, the higher the risk of heart complications from muscle
loss as well." (Dr. Ali, Alternative
Medicine: The Definitive Guide,
AND, perhaps not surprisingly, . . . the National
Academy of Sciences has called obesity the
commonest form of malnutrition.
Julia Ross writes this about dieting in her excellent book :
In addition, Dr. Sheri Lieberman reveals in The Real Vitamin and Mineral Book that in eleven published diet-plan books (including the F-Plan, Scarsdale, Pritikin, Richard Simmons, I Love New York, I Love America, Atkins, Stillman, Beverly Hills, Carbohydrate Cravers and California Diets) NONE provided 100% of the now out-dated RDA's (Recommended Daily Allowance) for thirteen vitamins and minerals.
"America is on a killer diet. You are probably one of the millions of Americans who are cutting more than calories to fit into the thin-body ideal. Despite the fact that dieting has a mere 2 percent long-term success rate, its lure continues to be irresistible. We are dieting more frequently, more radically, and at younger ages every year. In 1964 a Harris poll found that 15 percent of adults were dieting. By 1992, 70 percent of women and 50 percent of men were dieters, as were 80 percent of seventh grade girls. Unfortunately, low-calorie dieting does not add up to permanent weight loss but to starvation. Your body can't tell the difference between Jenny Craig's prepackaged meals and concentration camp fare. The consequences of depriving yourself of food are always the same, whether the deprivation is voluntary or not. . . The World Health Organization (WHO) has . . . through its experience with worldwide starvation. . . established that starvation begins under 2100 calories per day." pp16-17
Even more surprising, as Julia Ross - who is executive director of a clinic that treats eating and weight disorders - writes in her book Diet Cure, "One of our nutritional consultants has been doing very detailed diet analysis for years. She has never found any diet, including the rich and healthy diets of superathletes, that contains 100% of the essential nutrients at even the most minimal (R.D.A.) levels." (This is confirmed by at least two university studies.)
Unfortunately, as Richard Passwater and
others have warned, because declining health does not show up right
after a sub-optimal meal, it is very hard for the average person to
make the connection between cause and effect of suboptimal nutrition.
Unfortunately, as Richard Passwater and others have warned, because declining health does not show up right after a sub-optimal meal, it is very hard for the average person to make the connection between cause and effect of suboptimal nutrition.
So, again, EXTREME
So, again, EXTREMEDIETING CAUSES:
- Shrinking of muscle tissue (including bone, ligament and connective tissue)
- Surface buildup, and bloating, of fat tissue
- Toxic buildup
- Fatigue (except when “stimulants” are relied upon to artificially bolster energy and metabolism — which only works until metabolism becomes totally destroyed)
AND WORST OF ALL
EXTREME DIETING CAUSES SLOWED METABOLISM
The following diets work initially:
- low fat
- high carb
- severely calorie restricted
- drug dependent
- “stimulant” dependent
BUT ALL eventually fail for essentially the same reasons: they alter and/or destroy metabolism, CAUSING LOSS OF LEAN MUSCLE ALONG WITH FAT. LEAN MUSCLE INCLUDES BONE, LIGAMENT, TENDON, CARTILAGE, AND CONNECTIVE TISSUE. LEAN MUSCLE IMPROVES IMMUNE SYSTEM FUNCTION. AND LEAN MUSCLE REQUIRES MORE CALORIES THAN FAT TISSUE JUST TO MAINTAIN ITSELF.Julia Ross gives tips on how to "undiet" in her book . These tips include a variation of our rule #1: Start every meal and every snack with a satisfying amount of Best Protein and Good Fat, then add Carbohydrates, starting with most favorable (or non-starchy vegetables which are unlimited). This means you can stop counting calories, and even fat grams. And as Ross says, 20 grams or more of protein per meal will reduce your interest in empty carbohydrates and make you alert and strong. In addition, and as Ross admonishes: Do NOT skip meals, especially breakfast - and eat at least 25% of the day's calories for breakfast.
AND MOST IMPORTANT:
UNDER EAT. Ross cites the reason for this key tip:
Wayne Galloway, an expert in Third World malnutrition as well as eating
disorders, describes patients who
had dieted so often that they were gaining weight on 700 calories per
day. [Perhaps you know someone like this? We do]. When he raised
their intake above 1500 calories (with 25% taken in at breakfast), they
finally began to lose weight and gain energy. [Ross's] clients thrive
on 2500 calories per day [although they also address nutrient
depletion, hormonal irregularities, food allergies, yeast overgrowth
and glandular imbalances].