Energy In A Nutshell Or Just A Nutshell?
I’ve been reading a lot (and experimenting) about how the different types of fats effect our bodies and cardiovascular system. I’ve learned that there are good fats as well as bad fats. I’ve learned that there are monounsaturated fats as well as polyunsaturated fats. I’ve read labels of “hydrogenated” and “partially hydrogenated” fats and I understand that there are fats higher in calories than others. And I’ve read labels of “low fat” and “low cholesterol” foods. What I’ve learned more than anything is how Manufacturers are pushing the importance of certain fats in our diets, based on their commercial interests.
But What Type Of Fat Is Bad?
I’m confused about this because it’s not just one type of fat that almost always makes people say, “Gee whiz”. The essential fats, the omega-3s and omega-6s, are both polyunsaturated fats. However, it’s definitely the polyunsaturated fats that are so widely pushed as being so “good” that almost any product, in some form, is ever made that has more of them by the way. Just read the labels on any food, and you’ll almost always see an enteric coating with an oily liquid. Some of the oils used for the making of processed foods, and even in manufactured foods that are marketed as healthy, may contain trans fats. I’ve even seen traces of trans fats in some of the “health” foods.
It’s not that these trans fats are necessarily bad for you, because in moderation they are good for you. The real problem is that a majority of the foods that contain trans fats are saturated fats that are very processed and very common in the typical North American diet. I’ve said before that our diets are so unhealthy in our modern society because we have been fed the wrong information for so many years. When I say “the wrong information”, I mean that we are consistently eating the wrong foods, and as a result, have very unhealthy bodies. However, that isn’t augsary fact. I’ve said it enough that it is an “almost always overlooked” truth.
You are probably thinking (however wrongly) that you will have to eat a lot of eggs to get enough protein in your diet. I will give you a suggestion (and if I can be convinced by you after I tell you why) that you get a good quality egg white omelet every morning for breakfast. Don’t bother wasting your valuable time and money with the pills and baloney mixture. And if you really want to have a high protein diet, then you’ve got to stick with only 2 eggs per week on a regular basis (or worse, only 3 weeks per month).
The omelet (or any other high protein diet) is so robust and filling that it alone shouldn’t make you feel “traumatized”. What you will notice (if you have a sensitivity to the trauma) is the difference in the way you feel from day to day. I spent over a year and a half in a facility for fighting against an anger problem and training my body to use force to keep me from killing people. I want to tell you that I don’t remember a single day without it. The only time I did eat eggs was when I trained, because otherwise I would literally feel like crap all day. But the cravings were gone and I felt so much healthier.
So we can conclude that it isn’t the high protein content in the egg that is the primary issue (Since it is only about 40 calories per egg, it doesn’t have to be high in protein to be satisfying). But rather, it is the unnatural ingredients of the manufacturing process. And you know, when you eat a cookie, you don’t really feel that you are eating a cookie. It just tastes like sugar and oil, and you feel like you are starving. But what make a cookie addictive is the combination of ingredients in it, such as milk, flour, sugar, and butter.
Refined flour is just a bunch of sugar with every organic ingredient stripped away. It is no better than eating sugar (except it isn’t sugary). The only difference is that it takes 2-15lbs of grain to make one egg. That is a big contributor to the increase in obesity the last few decades. The modern wheatburden is believed to be around 70-90lbs per person per year. The disease heart disease comes from people eating refined flour (junk food) and not consuming enough fiber (already in our system). Hence, there is a lot of evidence that the large amount of refined flour/sugar is making us sick.
Refined products like sugared sodas and candy are loaded with HFCS.