I DISAGREE!

The pessimistic thinking in this NYT article would make you think humans have always been obese. Things have changed dramatically in the past few years.  I remember thinking that Jackie Gleason was fat when I was a kid – he looks like a “regular guy” today.

Jackie Gleason in The Honeymooners

Jackie Gleason in The Honeymooners

It’s the drastic change in the American diet since then, combined with much reduced physical activity, that’s led to the explosion in obesity.  But if we stop eating processed “food,” and instead buy and prepare foods in the natural forms, and eat a diet high in plants, we will be less addicted to foods that make us fat.

In the article, they quote “Dr. Ludwig still encourages individuals to make small changes, like watching less television or eating a few extra vegetables..”  I say, triple your vegetable intake!

Tonight’s veggies:

Peppers and tomatoes

Peppers and tomatoes

Broccoli added

Broccoli added

Olive oil and balsamic vinegar

Olive oil and balsamic vinegar

Spices added

Spices added

Sriracha hot sauce added to finished product (13 min microwave)

Sriracha hot sauce added to finished product (13 min microwave)

Dr John Ellis MD

Board-certified anesthesiologist, with expertise in cardiovascular anesthesia and the implications of obesity and sleep apnea in anesthesia. See vascularanesthesia.com for professional information. Dr. Ellis has used the strategies in here to: (1) lose 120 lbs over 18 months, (2) stop all antihypertensive medicines, and (3) no longer need CPAP treatment for sleep apnea.

One Comment:

  1. DM off the charts, CVD the number one killer of Americans, obese children…not the time for only modest increases in vegetable intake.

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