Thank you for using yet another photograph as the thumbnail/opener for this video, Nutrition Facts (TW:Nutrition_Facts).
About this photograph, I have to say, wow, it was part of a great moment for me, because it was
- Real food, not CRAP – Calorie Rich and Processed Foods – we both agree this is bad!
- My dinner for the evening, and it’s true, I wasn’t hungry after
- Cooked by people who have achieved metabolic health
- Shared with inpiring humans, who can (and do) teach doctors a lot about being better for the people they serve
- Shared with incredible doctors, too
Excuse the hard light and shallow depth of field – I was using a fancy camera in a low light / hard light situation.
That’s pulled pork, which is also NOVA Classification Group 1: Unprocessed or minimally processed food(s). The sausage is NOVA Classification group 3: Processed foods. Group 4 is ultra-processed foods – see this post for photos of Group 4 foods (which are plant based…)
They are pioneers, patient teachers (and teachers who are patients 🙂 ), and their stories remind me of the reason I came to medicine:
- Kim Howerton – See: Kim Howerton – Keto Woman
- Brenda Zorn – See: Liz Myers & Brenda Zorn – Keto Woman
- Eric Westman, MD – See: Dr. Eric Westman – ‘Keto Medicine – The Practice Of Carbohydrate Restriction’
As far as I can tell, we’re all maintaining our weight on our real-food low-carbohydrate diets. I’m a formerly fat person so I have that experience as well.
Facts, they are present in this video
I reviewed the video and the transcript and my impressions are
- I recognize some facts
- Despite the cherry picked references which are endemic in these formats, the points made about using isocaloric diets in research corroborate the data I’ve seen
- Agreed that studies that move people from highly processed to unprocessed, real foods tend to show improvement, plant based or plant free. This is a huge problem in nutrition research.
- Anything is better than the standard American diet (SAD)
More cognitive dissonance – telling people what not to eat, forgetting that they will eat something in its place
I see a link to a video cautioning against eating too much soy, as well as an animation showing virtually all food choices removed from the standard American diet. This gets us back to a big problem – people ultimately will eat something. That’s sort of required….
I actually use the photo above in a montage to elucidate how much better a meal like this is than the meals that health professionals and climate change experts serve themselves at their own meetings. Take a look:
Yes, CRAP. Note: these “replacements” are all plant-based.
Plant-based does not have to be unhealthy (and neither does animal-sourced). These versions of it are, and sadly, they are the ones I see the most of in these settings.
Your Readers – Now they’re confused
- The tone and tenor of this one isn’t as negative as the other ones
- The comments also belie the false dichotomy of this series, that a very-low-carbohydrate diet is the opposite of plant-based one (it’s not).
- The question that keeps getting asked is not responded to – “Can a plant based diet be low carbohydrate?” – it’s asked again, and again, and again (answer is yes)
- Your readers are now confused
I thought Dr Greger said in a previous video that keto diets are bad, the example he used was about the man who went on one and then he had a heart attack.
Why is there contradictory information I don’t know what’s healthy or not.
Thank you for the platform
I’m still working on food photography – I could not have predicted that a/the platform for sharing my work would be NutritionFacts.org. If they help humanize the drive to achieve and maintain metabolic health for all people, I’m in support, and I celebrate all people who are finding their way to a long health span and life span.
Enjoy the photo. There are more coming, and I still ask the question, “We’re in the era of diabetes reversal, why don’t more doctors know?”
Might the appetite-suppressing effects of ketosis improve dietary compliance?