Selective Hoax Beliefs

With Americans and the rest of the world currently dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic, the infection rate and death rates are staggering.  However, it is surprising many are not believing this danger, much less how to protect each other.

I have heard and read that this is all a hoax.   It is fake news, and information from our government is not to be trusted.

Ok.  But what if I told you that our current death rate from Covic-19  of about 145,000 in the US, is half of another killer among us, and it does not get any news time?

Currently, over 40% of Americans are obese.  Not a hoax, or fake news.  Just look around you, you will notice there are a lot of large people.  And it is estimated that the death rate from obesity is possibly up to 365,000 annually! 

How did this happen?  When did this happen?

The obesity rate in the US in 1977 was about 12%.  And then- skyrocketed, to over 40% now, and climbing! 

What happened in 1977? – the US Government published its first guidelines of how Americans should eat- the famous USDA Food Pyramid!

So, why did we not consider that a hoax?  And in this era of not trusting the government, we still appear to be following those guidelines?  Why is this not fake news?

There is more.  Did it ever occur to you that we are getting our guidelines of what we should eat from the USDA?  That is the Department of Agriculture.  These folks are tasked with ensuring there are markets for the products our farmers grow- wheat, corn, oats, soybeans, etc.  Could there be a conflict of interest in that organization telling us what to eat?  Plus, they redo these guidelines every five years.  There are huge business lobbyists working to ensure their products make the cut and get recommended as our diet guidelines. 

To circle back to Covid-19.  Many of the people dying from that virus have underlying health conditions.   Were you aware that obesity is one of those conditions? So, without the virus up to 365,000 die- now the virus will push that number higher.

We here at Low Carb Life believe that the food pyramid is a major hoax, and the newly released USDA food guidelines are truly fake news. So, if you are one to not believe in the virus, maybe take a look at the food pyramid, and how following that may be causing you harm. 

Net Carbs

When I view multiple posts on social media, nothing gets me more frustrated than the term “Net Carbs”.  The fallacy being pushed by product manufacturing is that: “To calculate the net carbs in processed foods, subtract the fiber and a portion of the sugar alcohols”.

The problem of this definition from healthline.com is the term “processed foods”.  If you want to lose weight and get healthy, you should look for and primarily eat whole foods.  Processed products should be avoided.

I must admit when I initially started eating load carb- I believed in this.  This allowed me to have my “cake” and eat it too.  After awhile I noticed that although I was keeping my carb daily amount to less than 30g a day, the weight was not coming off.  My downfall was products from a company call Quest.  I especially enjoyed, (a lot) their chocolate chip cookies.  This tasted good, was a large cookie, and heck- it was only 4 Net carbs each!  I could have 3 of them a day, and still stay under my carb limit! 

But, I’ve come to find out that my human body doesn’t not know how to do the math.  This net carb math and value has no legal definition.  Looking at the REAL carbs, each cookie had 19g of carbs!  And I thought I’d also get more weight loss by using one of their bars- that too only had 4g of net carbs.  I later realized the real carb value was 23g!  A couple of cookies and one bar and for the day, I was over 60g of carbs.  In my research, I did come across this article from WEBmd

Going forward, having a quest cookie is a great choice for a cookie if that is what you’re looking for, but it’s important to log those 19g of carbs into your journal. Or better yet, make you own cookies.  That way you know what’s in it

Remember, A Low Carb Life- It’s Only Natural!