Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Hmmmm.....I Found this Interesting.....

Healthy Habits That Aren't
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Following a low-fat diet
Significantly cutting the fat in your diet is supposed to lead to weight loss, cancer prevention and a healthier heart.

Turns out, those promises might just be empty intellectual calories.

In 2006, the Women’s Health Initiative—a several-billion dollar, eight-year study of the effects of low-fat diets—finally came to an end. The results were shocking.

Not only did the women who followed “fat-free diets” show no decrease in cancer or heart disease rates compared to their fat-eating counterparts, but they also weren’t any skinnier. And, the researchers said, the study probably applied to men as well. If you follow the medical literature, however, there’ve been plenty of studies, dating back to the early 1990s, which show low-fat diets aren’t as effective as they’re made out to be. In fact, there’s even some evidence that the behaviors they inspire might be harmful. A 2007 study in the journal Human Reproduction found that women who carefully avoided full-fat dairy products were more likely to experience a certain type of infertility.
(taken verbatium from MSN homepage)


  1. I quit "dieting" about six months ago after reading similar articles about low carb, low fat, etc. I found that if I just concentrate on portion control, eating lots of veggies, fruit, lean meats and whole grains and do a bit of exercise (as you well know, gardening is LOTS of exercise)that I lose weight very slowly. So far, I've taken off 6 pounds with no effort at all and I eat fat when I feel like it. I hate those fat free salad dressings and won't touch them. Same goes for fat free cheese.

  2. I don't feel good if I take too much fat out of my diet. I use mostly olive oil in my cooking and switched to ground turkey to replace hamburger.
    We need to work on things-snacking and more exercise. Exercise is better for me in the summer as I garden so much.
    Thanks for posting this info.

  3. I would never give up fat in my diet. I just love it too much. Butter, cheese, ice cream... Yummy!

    Thanks for the info. Now I know it probably wouldn't matter if I gave it up anyway.

  4. Where's the reason for living without all that good stuff? (Well, I could cut down on the chocolate).

  5. Hi everyone,
    I think Lostroses said it all--LOL.


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