An Honest Review of “What the Health”
A low fat diet is not the magic answer, just like a low carb diet is not the magic answer, regardless of what the question is. I can’t overstate that I am totally in favor of the main points What the Health is trying to make. Eat more plants. Our government has too many ties with the pharmaceutical and ag industry. The FDA/USDA make biased dietary recommendations based on the funding they receive.
The reason why nutrition is such a hotly debated topic is because there is no one-size-fits all answer. There is no perfect diet. One person may thrive on a high fat, ketogenic diet while another may feel their best eating vegan. Your genetics plays a huge role in what your specific nutrient needs are.
I can’t overstate that I am totally in favor of the main points What the Health is trying to make. Eat more plants. Our government has too many ties with the pharmaceutical and ag industry. The FDA/USDA make biased dietary recommendations based on the funding they receive. But honestly, when is the last time you’ve actually looked at a government website to determine what you should have for your next meal?
And Kip, did you really just wake up one day and realize that bacon cheeseburgers weren’t good for you? The problem is, everyone already knows this. We know that cheeseburgers aren’t good for our health or the environment and we know that our government is taking money from companies like Coke and Pfizer. People with diabetes eat red meat and drink Diet Coke anyway. Doctors are going to keep prescribing meds instead of dealing with the underlying causes of the patients issues. Organizations like the American Diabetes Association are not going to ask every American with diabetes to go vegan, just like I’m not going to ask every client that walks in my office to go vegan. When people are ready to change, they will change. If they come to me asking for help to eat more plant-based, I’m all for it, but I’m not going to shove what I might think is “a perfect diet” down anyone’s throat.
Don’t get caught up in the business of fear-mongering when it comes to food. Do your best to fuel your body. Don’t get caught up in what your best friend is doing, the latest Oprah diet, or picking one nutrient to demonize or cut out. Remember a few years ago when Fed Up came out and everyone went on sugar detoxes?
If you watch this documentary and walk away with the knowledge that you need to eat less meat and dairy, great. If that translates into you preparing more meals at home, eating more greens, and thinking more about how your food lands on your plate, then the filmmakers did their job. But don’t think that cutting out fat is the answer. Foods like avocados, nuts, seeds, and olive oil are extremely nutritious foods that fuel your body and send a satisfaction signal to your brain. Without fat, you won’t feel satisfied, especially by piling on more carbs.
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