Bagels, Sub rolls, Rolls that have no Countable Carbs? Diane Kress says: www.GreatLowCarb.com will make your sandwiches NEUTRAL!

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As a person with Metabolism B and Type 2 diabetes, I have hollowed or “gutted” my bagels, rolls, sub rolls to help decrease their carb grams. But “hollowing” or “gutting” a regular bagel still contains about 30 grams net carb!

Thank goodness for bread products from The Great Low Carb Bread Company. http://www.GreatLowCarb.com bakes amazing low carb bread and bread products with the highest quality ingredients including Vital wheat gluten, almond flour, flax seed meal, etc. The bread is delivered to your door and uses the same ingredients you would use to bake your own low carb bread! It freezes well so stock up and reserve extra product in your freezer!

Even if you don’t hollow the rolls, bagels, sub rolls, these items are NEUTRAL on The Metabolism Miracle. (I hollow them to make more room for sandwich fillings!) I want to taste less roll and more egg, cheese, ham, and veggies. But some days, I just want a toasted, buttered hard roll and I can have it when I use http://www.greatlowcarb.com products with NO impact on my blood glucose, insulin level.


GREAT LOW CARB BREAKFAST SANDWICH

INGREDIENTS
• 1 -6” sub roll, bagel, or roll (www.greatlowcarb.com)
• 1/4 cup shredded cheese (cheddar is great!)
• 1 ounce lean ham, chopped
• 1-2 eggs, scrambled
• 1 tsp. butter, for scrambling eggs
Salad Mix:
• 1/2 cup baby arugula
• 1/2 small tomato, chopped
• 1 Tbls small red onion, finely chopped
• 1 tsp olive oil
• 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
• Salt and pepper

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Instructions

To hollow the roll or bagel; slice it in half and gently pull out most of the soft bread.

Add the shredded cheese to the bottom half of your scooped bagel, 6” sub roll, or roll. (Don’t worry, as the cheese melts it will take up less space.)

Add chopped ham on top of the cheese

Put the whole roll on a treated baking sheet and bake the whole roll at 350 degrees F for 3 minutes. Melt the cheese but don’t over-bake the 6” sub roll, bagel, roll.

In the meantime; Scramble the eggs!

In a small fry pan over medium heat, lightly scramble 1-2 eggs/sandwich in some butter. Add salt and paper as desired.

When you’re ready to make the sandwiches, stuff the salad mix right into the top half of each roll.

Then lay the egg on the bottom half of the ham and cheese’d Great Low Carb Bread Company’s bagel or roll.

Cut the sandwich in half to reveal all the goodies.

Come on. How good does that look?

This sandwich idea and photos are from http://www.macheesmo.com/hard-roll-breakfast-sandwich/. Full credit and thanks to this website.

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Coconut Thai Soup recipe is NEUTRAL on The Metabolism Miracle!

This recipe is from VegetarianTimes.com. I replaced regular pasta with Shirataki or Miracle Noodles and coconut milk with unsweetened coconut milk to make this NEUTRAL on The Metabolism Miracle!

ROASTED BROCCOLI KHAO SOIL (COCONUT THAI SOUP)

Roasting the vegetables in this Thai-inspired soup is a hands-off way to sweeten and caramelize their flavor—a welcome contrast to the soup’s spicy, savory broth. Just 1 cup of unsweetened coconut milk gives the whole pot rich, cooked-all-day flavor, somewhere between soup and chowder.

INGREDIENTS

2 medium broccoli crowns, florets separated (2 ½ cups)
½ large yellow or red onion, quartered and thinly sliced (1 ½ cups)
1 large red bell pepper, thinly sliced into bite-size pieces (1 ½ cups)
3 Tbs. olive oil
1 package of Shirataki or Miracle Noodles (no carb grams!)
1 to 2 Tbs. red curry paste
4 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
1 cup unsweetened coconut milk
1 Tbs. lime juice
1 cup bean sprouts
½ cup cilantro or mint leaves
2 limes, halved, for garnish

INSTRUCTIONS

1 Set rack in top third of oven, and preheat oven to 425°F. Toss broccoli, onion, and bell pepper separately with 1 Tbs. oil each to coat. Separate oil-coated vegetables, each on one-third section of baking sheet. Roast 10 minutes, or until vegetables are just tender with slight bits of brown. Stir vegetables separately to turn, then roast 3 to 5 minutes more, or until al dente and only lightly colored.

2 Meanwhile, cook shirataki or Miracle noodles according to package directions; drain.

3 Cook curry paste in large pot or Dutch oven over medium heat 2 minutes, or until fragrant and lightly browned. Quickly whisk in broth, then coconut milk. Add roasted bell peppers and onions to pot, and bring soup to a simmer, then stir in lime juice. Divide pasta among four soup bowls, then ladle soup over each. Top each bowl with ½ cup broccoli, ¼ cup bean sprouts, and 2 Tbs. cilantro. Garnish with lime halves.

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Shame on the AND ( for paid “endorsements”) and Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, and Nutrisystem; their “rankings”, spokespeople, and supposed research are bought and paid for

marie osmond yes 2   kirstie alley yes

valerie bertinelli

These 3 spokespeople look a “little different” than they appear in sponsored advertisements; Don’t you think?  Marie Osmond, Kirstie Alley, Valerie Bertinelli

 

I  have been reporting on The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) receiving money to endorse junk food like Coca-Cola, Mars Candy, Kraft Singles, and so may more unhealthy foods.  The AND is the credentialing association for over 75,000 registered dietitians! I am a registered dietitian and the AND is “my professional association.”

My warning:  Do not believe that products with the AND “seal of approval” is nutritious. The AND seal is simply a “paid for” endorsement.  Junk food companies pay millions of dollars to AND for their support of the processed  food industry.

In March, 2015… AND gave its first Seal of Approval to a  packaged processed cheese product (Kraft Singles) and also takes millions from Coca-Cola, Mars candy, Frito Lay and other chips/salty and fatty snack foods, and many more.  They allow these food companies to set up booths at the AND conventions, sponsor meals for the RD’s in attendance…Imagine McDonald’s providing lunch to registered dietitians. These unhealthy food purveyors are prominently listed as sponsor for the AND National Convention. One year, the chair covers in the conference room depicted Coca Cola’s name and symbol. How can anyone take AND seriously? 

Weight Watcher’s, Jenny Craig, and Nutrisystem.…3 of the biggest names in commercial “diets” (although they have no history of long-term weight loss)have paid for “research” that names their companies as “the best diets for weight loss”.  Seriously?  The “ad” is written to look like a scientific piece and sites research done at a respected hospital.  But as you read the article (no research), you quickly realize it’s a paid for ADVERTISEMENT for their programs.

Body Image Healthy Pop Culture

Let’s take a close  look at their spokespeople.  ALL have regained their lost weight…They disappear from the ads when they are bigger than ever, and return “slim and trim” once again. Have you seen Charles Barkley (announcer for March Madness basketball) lately?

Interestingly, if you see these spokes-people in real-time….most look nothing like their advertisement photos because..the advertisement pics were all taken the first time they lost weight.  They are dressed in different clothes…there is  different diet propaganda on the screen and in the promotion….but they are NOT up- to- date photos.  That’s why they all long younger in the ads…When you see them in person, in candid pics taken in real time, or on current TV talk shows…they are not so slim and trim.

And we all know how camera tricks work for slimming and trimming.

Also…There is ALWAYS a disclaimer in the ads for Nutrisystem, Jenny Craig, and Weight Watchers…”these results are not typical.”  It makes me wonder if “these results” were originally attained in another manner (prescription diet pills, stimulants, liposuction, etc).  NO ONE looks like these folks after finishing the diet program and NO ONE keeps the weight off.

1. Mariah Carey
Carey took over as a Jenny Craig spokesperson when the company decided to relaunch their brand as “Jenny.” She lost 30 pounds in 2011 with Jenny, after the birth of her twins, Moroccan and Monroe. We saw her in 2017, New Years Eve.

2. Charles Barkley

Because a lot of diet programs are viewed as being for women, Weight Watchers launched their “Lose Like a Man” campaign and made Barkley the face of it. In 2012, he lost 42 pounds on the program. We have seen him in 2017 for March Madness basketball

3. Queen Latifah

Latifah went on Jenny Craig in 2008 because of health concerns. Her goal was to lose five to ten percent of her body weight to get healthier and she claimed that she managed to do that in just a few months with Jenny Craig. We saw Latifah on Jimmy Kimmel in January, 2017

5. Whoopi Goldberg

Goldberg was a spokesperson for Slim-Fast in the early 2000s. She reportedly did lose weight while on the product, but, when she made inappropriate comments about President Bush in 2004, Slim-Fast dropped her and pulled all of her commercials. We see Whoopi every day on the View

9. Oprah Winfrey

Oprah lost 26 pounds on Weight Watchers and became their current spokesperson in 2015. In October, she also bought 10 percent of the company. CNBC’s Eric Clemi reported that the stock “jumped a ton” when her weight loss was announced, causing Oprah to make over $2.5 million for every pound she lost. We’ve seen Oprah on her WW commercials….

This is the actual research report:

Background: Commercial and proprietary weight-loss programs are popular obesity treatment options, but their efficacy is unclear.

Purpose: To compare weight loss, adherence, and harms of commercial or proprietary weight-loss programs versus control/education (no intervention, printed materials only, health education curriculum, or ❤ sessions with a provider) or behavioral counseling among overweight and obese adults.  Look at what they compared their Paid Advertisers (Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, and Nutrisystem)  to.. …”no intervention, health class, less than 3 sessions with a diet counselor, behavioral counseling.”  That’s not what the conclusion was in the headline.

Data Sources: MEDLINE and the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews from inception to November 2014; references identified by program staff.

Study Selection: Randomized, controlled trials (RCTs) of at least 12 weeks’ duration; prospective case series of at least 12 months’ duration (harms only).  Only 12 weeks duration on a program (long before people regain their weight on these programs)…and as you read further…MANY participants already dropped out by the 12th week!!!

Data Extraction: Two reviewers extracted information on study design, population characteristics, interventions, and mean percentage of weight change and assessed risk of bias.  (This is NOT new research…2 people working out of Johns Hopkins (the library, perhaps) went to previously printed “research” and they extracted what they wanted to extract as relevant information.

Data Synthesis: We included 45 studies, 39 of which were RCTs. At 12 months, Weight Watchers participants achieved at least 2.6% greater weight loss than those assigned to control/education. Jenny Craig resulted in at least 4.9% greater weight loss at 12 months than control/education and counseling. Nutrisystem resulted in at least 3.8% greater weight loss at 3 months than control/education and counseling. Very-low-calorie programs (Health Management Resources, Medifast, and OPTIFAST) resulted in at least 4.0% greater short-term weight loss than counseling, but some attenuation of effect occurred beyond 6 months when reported. Atkins resulted in 0.1% to 2.9% greater weight loss at 12 months than counseling. Results for SlimFast were mixed. We found limited evidence to evaluate adherence or harms for all programs and weight outcomes for other commercial programs.  Oh My. I wonder how much the 3 companies kicked in to have this published and then to run their “Ads” everywhere.  This was on the news today!  This, news?  NO

Limitation: Many trials were short (<12 months), had high attrition, and lacked blinding.

The study was not blinded, HIGH attrition means most of the participants in the research they “dug” up left the different studies before 12 months.  In other words…this is invalid research!

Conclusion: Clinicians could consider referring overweight or obese patients to Weight Watchers or Jenny Craig. Other popular programs, such as Nutrisystem, show promising weight-loss results; however, additional studies evaluating long-term outcomes are needed.  This reads:  Clinicians could consider referring overweight or obese patients to WW, JC, NS…however “additional studies evaluating long term outcomes are needed.

Why was this garbage researched published?  Why did John’s Hopkins allow their name to be attached to this research ( when the authors picked and chose what they wanted from old research), why was this mess  a top story on all the news stations?

Money Money Money….SHAME ON ALL OF YOU!

 

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Your Bathroom Scale = An Instrument of Torture

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*”I’m 3 weeks in and am frustrated with my weight”
*”I’ve lost 19 pounds in 8 weeks”!!!!
*”It’s been 5 days now…when can I expect to notice the big changes in my weight?”

Weighing twice a day, Weighing once a day, Weighing once a week, Never getting on the scale. Fearing the scale, Basing your mood for the day on the number you see on the scale, Feeling defeated by the scale.

We have been taught to use the scale to assess our progress and success on a weight loss program. We are told how many pounds we should lose per week. If we don’t meet the number of pounds/week…we are “failing”on the program.

What if the idea of regularly measuring weight loss progress on a scale is wrong? What if we were setting ourselves up for failure by regularly weighing in?

The Metabolism Miracle is a breakthrough weight loss and “health gain” programs that work very differently from traditional calorie-based programs. Over 150 million Americans have Metabolism B (the genes for metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes). Met B is a hormonal imbalance of the “fat gain” hormone; insulin. Unfortunately, the majority of those with Met B are unaware of their hormonal imbalance and have been frustrated for years trying to lose weight by reducing calories and increasing activity. Those with Met B cannot succeed losing weight and keeping it off on traditional calorie based programs.

In fact, calorie based programs fail for more than 60% of dieters. The majority of those struggling with weight loss require an insulin balancing program.

Calorie based programs recommend regular weigh-ins to assess progress. If you are accustomed to daily or weekly weigh-ins on programs like Weight Watchers, you have come to realize that the scale is not your friend. Even though you adhere to your calorie allotment and exercise, you might actually gain weight on the program. You are told that “you are doing something wrong.” On these traditional programs your “weight loss” is composed of water weight, loss of muscle, and fat.

MM/DM is NOT a calorie based program and you must get accustomed to living MM/DM, doing the program, and letting the results happen; on their own time frame.

MM/DM IS a hormonal balancing program. It balances the “fat gain” hormone insulin. As you follow Steps 1 and/or 2 your insulin normalizes….instead of fat gain you will finally experience fat burn. When you live Step 1 or Step 2 correctly, you are in a fat burning mode. On MM/DM you are losing ALL FAT while maintaining water balance and maintaining muscle.

Fat tissue is very light and voluminous (BIG). When you burn all fat (instead of water, muscle, fat) you lose all light, voluminous tissue….you lose lots of inches but less scale weight. So…the scale can no longer define you. Get over the scale. It is not valid for tracking daily or weekly progress when we work with hormones.

If you are a MM/DM follower, you have to lose your attachment to a number on the scale as it is used only once every 8 weeks on this program. Every 8 weeks, the scale and body measurements will show you if insulin release are normal and you are burning the right amount of fat for YOU.

1. At the beginning of every 8 week period of MM/DM, get your weight and body measurements. You will repeat both weight and measurements at the END of 8 weeks.

2. Look for your present weight on the “Expected Fat Loss Chart” and note your target fat loss range for the end of the upcoming 8 weeks.

Target fat loss range is not something to “beat.” IF you are doing the program correctly, you will end your 8 weeks within your targeted range. If you lose less than expected, there is an issue with your program AND if you lose more than expected, there is an issue with your program. Before you move on to the next 8 week period, you must find out what the issue is. The issue must be corrected so you can continue to lose fat at the right rate for you.

NOT LANDING IN YOUR EXPECTED RANGE MIGHT BE CAUSED BY ONE OF SEVERAL REASONS

LOSING MORE THAN THE EXPECTED RANGE AFTER 8 WEEKS ON STEP 1?

Means you are losing more than fat…you are losing muscle and/or are dehydrated. You must exercise regularly along with the diet portion of MM/DM so you will MAINTAIN all your muscle. You must drink recommended water/decaf so you will stay in fluid balance.

LOSING LESS THAN EXPECTED RANGE AFTER 8 WEEKS OF STEP 1?

*You may be eating an inadequate amount of neutral foods. Under eating neutral foods can cause a slowing of metabolic rate and stunt fat burning.

*You may be stacking carb grams…You have the option of 5 gram Counter carbs at meals, bedtime, middle of the night, NOT at snacks, too.

*Your 5 gram choices might be bogus. The Nutrition Facts on the product may appear right, but check the “Foods to Avoid” list under Featured Discussions on MV to see if you are using a bread, pasta, bar, etc. that is “bogus” and probably contains more carb grams than the company is reporting.

*You might need to change up your activity

*You may have a thyroid issue (you may have hypothyroidism or your thyroid medication may need a tweaking)..

*You may be skipping meals and snacks, exercising first thing in the AM without having a snack, going to bed without a bedtime snack (this slows metabolism)


INCHES MATTER!

Every pound of fat lost on The Metabolism Miracle looks like 2 pounds on a traditional diet. So, when you lose 10# on MM/DM, it looks as if you have lost 20#. This 10 pound loss equals 9-11 inches! ( A ten pound loss on a traditional diet looks like a 10# loss…with only 4-6 inches lost).

An interesting feature of The Metabolism Miracle is that it enables you to cross reference that you have adequately decreased your insulin release and burned fat by comparing your total lost inches to your scale weight loss. If you lose 10# on MM/DM….you should lose 9-11 inches. If you lose 15# on MM/DM…you should lose 14-16#.

If you lose less inches than pounds, you may have lost muscle and/or are dehydrated.
If you lost more inches than pounds, you may have REALLY toned up with your exercise program! Not common but does happen. YAY.

I hope it’s becoming clear that this program is VERY different from a typical “diet.” We have a physiological issue (insulin imbalance) and our past “overweight” was due to carbohydrate intake and resultant insulin over-release. Getting a number on a scale on a daily basis means nothing. Assessing progress 5 weeks into an 8 week period means nothing. Get over it! (I’m smiling as I type that, but I mean it).

I have a beam scale in my office a few feet away from my desk. I NEVER get on it. Over the years on MM/DM, once I got to my desired weight….I use body measurements and clothes for physical measures of my program status. These body measurements with daily blood sugar readings, blood pressure, and lab work are my compass.
I am having you use a scale in Steps 1 and 2 to make certain you are losing the correct pounds and inches every 8 weeks until you get to your desired weight.

DESIRED WEIGHT VS IDEAL WEIGHT:

I do not believe in height/weight charts or BMI. Both rely on height and weight. They do not allow for differences in age, activity, frame size. For example, according to height/weight charts, a 5’5” woman should weigh about 125#. It doesn’t matter if she is 18 or 81 years old, an athlete or in a wheel chair, large frame or small frame. She’s a woman, 5’5” and should therefore weigh 125#. (See how silly this is?)

I do believe in this. YOU will know when you are at your “ideal weight”. It will be the weight at which you like the way you look, you fit in the size clothes you want to fit in, your lab work is normal on as little medication as possible, your blood pressure is normal, and you have energy. When you get THERE…check the weight on the scale…THIS is YOUR ideal weight. Period. You like yourself physically, you are in great health, and you have energy.

Okay….that’s that. Stay off the scale until after the 8th week. If you have concerns that you might not be doing things right, send me a food log and I will make sure you are!

Diane Kress, RD CDE, author of The Metabolism Miracle, Revised Edition, The Metabolism Miracle Cookbook, The Metabolism Miracle Holiday Book, and The Diabetes Miracle is the director of http://www.miracle-ville.com.

Miracle-Ville is the official online support site for followers of MM/DM. Diane Kress is available to answer questions about the program. All program updates, exclusive video blogs, recipes,24/7 support, tips, forums, blogs…..in a friendly, upbeat, supportive environment.

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NPR’s reporting exposes the SINISTER RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN US MEDICAL ASSOCIATIONS AND THE FOOD INDUSTRY. Whistle- blower Diane Kress adds to the discussion and spotlights the ENTIRE story!


50 Years Ago, Sugar Industry Quietly Paid Scientists To Point Blame At Fat

Please do not miss reading this article reported by NPR:
NPR ARTICLE: http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/09/13/493739074/50-years-ago-sugar-industry-quietly-paid-scientists-to-point-blame-at-fat
September 13, 20169:59 AM ET
CAMILA DOMONOSKE

A newly discovered cache of internal documents reveals that the sugar industry downplayed the risks of sugar in the 1960s.

In the 1960s, the sugar industry funded research that downplayed the risks of sugar and highlighted the hazards of fat, according to a newly published article in JAMA Internal Medicine.

The article draws on internal documents to show that an industry group called the Sugar Research Foundation wanted to “refute” concerns about sugar’s possible role in heart disease. The SRF then sponsored research by Harvard scientists that did just that. The result was published in the New England Journal of Medicine in 1967, with no disclosure of the sugar industry funding.

Sugar Shocked? The Rest Of Food Industry Pays For Lots Of Research, Too

The sugar-funded project in question was a literature review, examining a variety of studies and experiments. It suggested there were major problems with all the studies that implicated sugar, and concluded that cutting fat out of American diets was the best way to address coronary heart disease.
The authors of the new article say that for the past five decades, the sugar industry has been attempting to influence the scientific debate over the relative risks of sugar and fat.

How The Food Industry Manipulates Taste Buds With ‘Salt Sugar Fat’

In the article, published Monday, authors Glantz, Cristin Kearns and Laura Schmidt aren’t trying make the case for a link between sugar and coronary heart disease. Their interest is in the process. They say the documents reveal the sugar industry attempting to influence scientific inquiry and debate.
The researchers note that they worked under some limitations — “We could not interview key actors involved in this historical episode because they have died,” they write. Other organizations were also advocating concerns about fat, they note.
There’s no evidence that the SRF directly edited the manuscript published by the Harvard scientists in 1967, but there is “circumstantial” evidence that the interests of the sugar lobby shaped the conclusions of the review, the researchers say.
For one thing, there’s motivation and intent. In 1954, the researchers note, the president of the SRF gave a speech describing a great business opportunity.
If Americans could be persuaded to eat a lower-fat diet — for the sake of their health — they would need to replace that fat with something else. America’s per capita sugar consumption could go up by a third.

In ‘Soda Politics,’ Big Soda At Crossroads Of Profit And Public Health

But in the ’60s, the SRF became aware of “flowing reports that sugar is a less desirable dietary source of calories than other carbohydrates,” as John Hickson, SRF vice president and director of research, put it in one document.
He recommended that the industry fund its own studies — “Then we can publish the data and refute our detractors.”
The next year, after several scientific articles were published suggesting a link between sucrose and coronary heart disease, the SRF approved the literature-review project. It wound up paying approximately $50,000 in today’s dollars for the research.
One of the researchers was the chairman of Harvard’s Public Health Nutrition Department — and an ad hoc member of SRF’s board.
“A different standard” for different studies
Glantz, Kearns and Schmidt say many of the articles examined in the review were hand-selected by SRF, and it was implied that the sugar industry would expect them to be critiqued.

Obesity And The Toxic-Sugar Wars
In a letter, SRF’s Hickson said that the organization’s “particular interest” was in evaluating studies focused on “carbohydrates in the form of sucrose.”
“We are well aware,” one of the scientists replied, “and will cover this as well as we can.”
The project wound up taking longer than expected, because more and more studies were being released that suggested sugar might be linked to coronary heart disease. But it was finally published in 1967.

Hickson was certainly happy with the result: “Let me assure you this is quite what we had in mind and we look forward to its appearance in print,” he told one of the scientists.

The review minimized the significance of research that suggested sugar could play a role in coronary heart disease. In some cases the scientists alleged investigator incompetence or flawed methodology.

“It is always appropriate to question the validity of individual studies,” Kearns told Bloomberg via email.

Epidemiological studies of sugar consumption — which look at patterns of health and disease in the real world — were dismissed for having too many possible factors getting in the way. Experimental studies were dismissed for being too dissimilar to real life.
One study that found a health benefit when people ate less sugar and more vegetables was dismissed because that dietary change was not feasible.
Another study, in which rats were given a diet low in fat and high in sugar, was rejected because “such diets are rarely consumed by man.”
The Harvard researchers then turned to studies that examined risks of fat — which included the same kind of epidemiological studies they had dismissed when it came to sugar.
Citing “few study characteristics and no quantitative results,” as Kearns, Glantz and Schmidt put it, they concluded that cutting out fat was “no doubt” the best dietary intervention to prevent coronary heart disease.

Sugar lobby: “Transparency standards were not the norm”

In a statement, the Sugar Association — which evolved out of the SRF — said it is challenging to comment on events from so long ago.
“We acknowledge that the Sugar Research Foundation should have exercised greater transparency in all of its research activities, however, when the studies in question were published funding disclosures and transparency standards were not the norm they are today,” the association said.
“Generally speaking, it is not only unfortunate but a disservice that industry-funded research is branded as tainted,” the statement continues. “What is often missing from the dialogue is that industry-funded research has been informative in addressing key issues.”
The documents in question are five decades old, but the larger issue is of the moment, as Marion Nestle notes in a commentary in the same issue of JAMA Internal Medicine:

“Is it really true that food companies deliberately set out to manipulate research in their favor? Yes, it is, and the practice continues. In 2015, the New York Times obtained emails revealing Coca-Cola’s cozy relationships with sponsored researchers who were conducting studies aimed at minimizing the effects of sugary drinks on obesity. Even more recently, the Associated Press obtained emails showing how a candy trade association funded and influenced studies to show that children who eat sweets have healthier body weights than those who do not.”

MY TURN: Diane Kress

TWENTY YEARS AGO, Diane Kress reported that over fifty years ago, the medical community…..funded with billions from the Sugar Council , Coke, Pepsi, McDonald’s, General Mills, and even candy manufacturers , decided to recommend the low fat, low calorie diet as the gold standard for American health. Those who needed to lose weight, decrease glucose, lipids, blood pressure, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, overweight/obesity were recommended to decrease calories and decrease fat in their diet.

50+ years later, Americans are fatter, sicker, and taking more medication than ever. This harmful diet advice destroyed the health of a nation. Please read the NPR article and then read the links to my articles that provide the answer to this mess.
In my years of research (over 35 years as a medical nutrition therapist) I developed the only diet and lifestyle program that resets your overworked metabolism and finally enables long-term weight loss, increased energy/focus/concentration, improved HEALTH and lowering or eliminating medications linked to your increasing weight and declining health. Harvard’s Nutrition Committee as well as the American Medical Association, The American Diabetes Association, and The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics reviewed “The Metabolism Miracle” and I’ve been told that they found the program to be state- of- the- science and accurate regarding the relationship between macronutrients and the physiology of the body.

It is also proven to work! Patients on the program will see marked improvement in their weight, body fat, blood pressure, cholesterol, triglycerides, Vitamin D, insulin levels in as little as 8 weeks and on….

Considering NPR’s reporting, it becomes clear why the medical associations chose to stay with their “diet” protocol! They are funded by those who promote the OPPOSITE of The Metabolism Miracle. The medical associations, pharmaceutical industry, and the food companies that produce high carbohydrate food items do not stand to make a single penny from the truth in the Metabolism Miracle.
As a matter of fact, they will lose money.

The Metabolism Miracle lifestyle program enables you to regain your health, wellness, energy, desired weight, normalized glucose, cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, blood pressure, Vitamin D, and decreases fat deposits on your body (love handles, back fat, muffin top), in your blood (cholesterol and triglycerides), visceral fat (fat between your abdominal organs), and in your liver (non- alcohol fatty liver disease).

Embrace the Metabolism Miracle, Revised Edition and regain your health and wellness…..before it’s too late. Read about the program on http://www.themetabolismmiracle.com, on Diane Kress’ blog at http://www.dianekress.wordpress.com.
https://www.amazon.com/Metabolism-Miracle-Revised-Control-Permanently/dp/0738218901/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1489950267&sr=8-1&keywords=diane+kress

WOW articles written by Diane Kress exposing this collusion…..


The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics….Home of all US Registered Dietitians…..gets corporate sponsorship from….Coca-Cola???

http://thewhistleblog.blogspot.com/2013/01/the-academy-of-nutrition-and.html

Fast food Addiction….it’s all about the carb grams (not the fat/calories) and the public deserves to know
https://www.prlog.org/12561758-fast-food-addiction-its-all-about-the-carbage-and-the-public-deserves-to-know.html

Sugar Wars….Yes, we need to fight the war on obesity, but we must target the right enemy if we plan to win https://dianekress.wordpress.com/2012/10/24/the-real-scoop-on-sugar-yet-another-half-baked-article-that-continues-to-keep-the-american-public-in-the-dark-about-their-health-and-wellness-attention-lights-are-now-on/

American Heart Association and American Diabetes Association take a BABY Step linking sugar to heart disease, obesity, and diabetes. At this rate, these deadly epidemics won’t be stopped until the next century!
http://thewhistleblog.blogspot.com/2012/07/american-heart-association-and-american.html

Are Cheerios Really the Preferred Cereal to Lower Cholesterol?
http://thewhistleblog.blogspot.com/2012/04/are-cheerios-really-preferred-cereal-to.html

A Can of Cola…. Toxic to Your Health? … Or the Target of a Well-Orchestrated Financial Take-Down?
http://thewhistleblog.blogspot.com/2012/03/can-of-cola-toxic-to-your-health-or.html

Sugar Wars? Not Quite…..
https://dianekress.wordpress.com/2013/05/02/sugar-wars-not-quite/

BREAST CANCER AWARENESS: Important for women to read the truthful article on the correct diet to prevent and control breast cancer!
https://dianekress.wordpress.com/2016/10/14/diane-kress-author-of-the-metabolism-miracle-is-sickened-by-this-bogus-article-advocating-a-low-fat-diet-to-prevent-breast-cancer-the-low-fathigh-carbohydrate-diet-actually-increases-the-risk-of/

DIANE KRESS’ 4 Part Series that will CHANGE your weight, health, energy…PART 1
https://dianekress.wordpress.com/2015/12/28/diane-kress-4-part-series-that-will-change-your-weight-health-energy-part-1/

PART 2 …Two distinctly DIFFERENT Metabolisms require two very different diet/exercise lifestyles
https://dianekress.wordpress.com/2010/07/17/part-2-the-real-solution-to-the-obesitydiabetes-epidemics-two-distinctly-different-metabolisms-require-two-distinctly-different-dietexercise-plans/

Part 3: Are You in the 60% ? Are YOU among the Millions Scammed with Diet Misinformation?
https://dianekress.wordpress.com/2014/06/16/part-3-are-you-in-the-60-are-you-among-the-millions-scammed-with-diet-misinformation/

PART 4 of Diane Kress’ 4 PART SERIES: Get THE HEALTH AND WEIGHT YOU DESERVE.
https://dianekress.wordpress.com/2017/02/11/part-4-are-you-in-the-60-the-conclusion-is-the-solution-weight-loss-improved-health-and-empowerment/

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Spark Recipe’s Refreshing Cucumber and Spearmint Water! Happy St. Patrick’s Day….

This little addition to your water can make it much easier to get your 8 glasses in a day! Very refreshing with a clean, minty taste.

Makes 8 cups

Ingredients

1 fresh cucumber, thinly sliced
3 spearmint leaves
8 cups of water


Instructions

Add cucumber and spearmint leaves to water and chill for at least 4 hours. Great drink to have anytime. Some might like to remove the cucumbers and spearmint leaves by straining the water prior to drinking.

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user PKJAPAN.
Recipe modified by Diane Kress, RD CDE

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