Moe and Darya Rose talk about using real food and real science to lose weight without dieting.
You Are What You Eat
Written by Moe Abdou
In 1923, nutritionist Victor Lindlahr made the statement that “ninety per cent of the diseases known to man are caused by cheap foodstuffs. You are what you eat.” Certainly he was ahead of his time, but to think that we’ve regressed as a society over the past century, particularly here in North America, is stunning. The statistics speak for themselves, and while we’re living longer across the board; according to the Journal of American Medicine, more than one-third (34.9% or 78.6 million) of U.S. adults are obese, thus increasing the odds of heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes.
By now, those who are truly serious about health and wellbeing have accepted the fact that diets aren’t the answer – they’re temporary, restrictive and often harmful. In contrast, neuroscientist Darya Rose simply recommends that you eat real food — “Foodists do not diet. Modern weight-loss diets are temporary eating plans that emphasize single nutrients and restriction over real food and lifelong habits. Foods, in contrast, focus on real, high-quality foods in order to optimize our quality of life.” If that sounds straightforward enough, here’s a challenge that will prove it to you: arrange to have a complete blood profile done, follow Darya’s health recommendations for 60 days, get another test, and compare your levels. Here’s what you’ll likely see…