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The Sun-Times - Heber Springs, AR
  • History of diets and the obesity epidemic

  • Several discussions with some of you readers led me to believe that you would like to know more about diets. 

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  • Several discussions with some of you readers led me to believe that you would like to know more about diets.  Do you want to know such information as which diets work which do not work and how obesity correlates during the timeline of these diets?  
    Do you think that might help with your decision to lose the excess fat this year-and forever more?
    For years and years this material was something that I really wanted to know.  I was taught this in 2007 and haven’t looked back since.  
    My size has continued to shrink since that year and I have been happily coaching others so they could be healthy as well as fitting into more attractive and smaller clothes.
    Many others want to know the same thing.  So come along while we discuss an overview of this subject.
    Enjoy….
    The History of Diets and the Obesity Epidemic
    The first recorded low carbohydrate diet was in 1860, and there’s a very interesting book written about it that I read many years ago entitled: Calories Don’t Count featuring the experience of Dr. Banting from the 19th century.
    The first diet movement began in 1898.  
    Calorie theory began in the U.S. in 1930, and the race really began.
    Low carbohydrate dieting first was taught in 1960 and was very popular from then until 1962.  At that time we had an obesity rate of 24.4 percent .
    Then, the ever controversial Dr. Atkins’ of Diet Revolution fame was followed by many from 1971 to 1972.  During that time our obesity rate went up to 24.9 percent
    Our neighbor, Canada, studied Hyperinsulism and Obesity in 1971.
    This led to the very expensive studies on the Glycemic Index that was created in 1981.  Yes, each food that was studied cost several thousand dollars to study and then include in the Glycemic Index.  So, the first glycemic index was not complete by any means.
    Low fat was a favorite type of diet in the U.S. in the 80’s.  During 1988 through 1994 the Obesity epidemic went up to 34.8 percent.  It doesn’t look like that was very effective either.
    In Australia and Canada in the 90’s they followed the low Glycemic protocol, and our obesity went up to 50 percent.  This by itself was still no winner, but it did have a few points going for it.
    Harvard decided to study Low Glycemic Indexing in their med school in 1947.
    The Low Glycemic Diet hit the front page of USA today in 2005 and at that time we were at an all time high of 67 percent obesity and, unfortunately it is still rising.  
    What is the most horrible point of this?  This epidemic includes our children.  
    Today, people are following all forms of these different diets.  The Obesity epidemic has not been helped by them, as a matter of fact I feel as if they are a part of this problem.
    Page 2 of 2 - Just what is going to happen to us?   And what is the real solution?
    The Real Solution
    Okay, if all these types of diets are known and have been popular over the years, then we need to know the real solution.
    It is important to know the biochemical nature of each and every individual.  That means learning what your genetic predisposition actually is.
    Scientific evidence proves that the hyperinsulinism responses are primary used for fat gain and retention.
    With this knowledge we have been far more successful in designing a unique dietary program for people that, if applied, helps them to lower their percentage of excess fat.
    Notice I did stipulate-if applied.  Nothing will result if this information is not applied.
    To learn even more on this subject please go to: www.squidoo.com/My-Healthy-Weight
    Those who have followed this protocol have become smaller-since that time.  They are not adding to the obese epidemic.
    For yourself and those you love, be sure to learn your genetic predisposition and discover your unique protocol then apply it in your lives to become healthier instead of increasing the obese statistics.
    (Carmel Aaron lives in Heber Springs, has a degree in biology and has been certified by Proevity in Nutrition and Glycemic Indexing; she operates Anatomy Academy Wellness, where she teaches a Certified Diet Wellness coaching program.  New class starts Saturday. –Groups? - Ask about Group Discounts-– email Carmel at: AWellnessCoach@Gmail.com)       
    Reference:  Much of this material came from a lecture of Dr. Steve Nugent’s in 2007.
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