Lose your belly

Step 2: Stop counting calories in dog shit

 

Or in any other addictive & toxic industrial product that the corporations idiotised you to believe that is food. With the lessons from tobacco, they get you addicted to combinations of sugar, salt, fat and multiple chemicals (1) and recruiting the adversing machinery to educate you.

Almighty Calories: From steam engines to dominance in the nutrition field

Almighty Calories: From steam engines to dominance in the nutrition field

The term calorie is a French-derived term denoting “unit of heat”. It appears that Nicholas Clément introduced calories in lectures on heat engines that were given in Paris around 1820′s.

In 1863, the word entered the English language through translation of Ganot’s popular French physics text, which defined a Calorie as the heat needed to raise the temperature of 1 kg of water from 0 to 1°C!!! that’s what a calorie still is

When used in nutrition calories measure the heat value of a food. As you may be aware, real food has many other values. One of them is nutrient density! So maybe not just because these words look pretty similar (nutrition/nutrients) it would be more useful to assess foods regarding this value.

The original method used to determine the number of calories in a given food directly measured the energy it produced. The food was placed in a sealed container surrounded by water (the bomb calorimeter).

Because at that time scientists were lacking the tools to measure how feeding humans certain foods would raise the temperature of surrounding water they build the closest equivalent to the human machinery – an apparatus known as a bomb calorimeter – pictured bellow. 

The food was completely burned and the resulting rise in water temperature was measured (2). From there the scientists concluded that calories measured in this state of the art sealed container represent the amount of energy that these foods will produce in the human body. That is because they reasoned that the sealed container surrounded by water is practically a human. Great job, isn’t it? 

One little problem with this device is that it cannot tell the difference between four organic eggs and a freshly made (medium size) dog shit -Coco POOPS – even though they both yield 220 calories.

To this day our knowledge about how the body expends that energy once consumed is pretty scarce. We can be certain however that it’s in our recent history that the population started being fed toxic crap Coco POOPS. This might be a clue as to why our generation is the sickest in history.

How did we get here?

Obviously through poor science and clever marketing but mostly thorough our ignorance. The processed food industry uses the calorie obsession to push on au-pair status their toxic industrial crap with real foods. That allows them to paddle the idea that “all calories count, no matter where they come from”- Coke speak. They create armies of stupid dieticians (read more here) and roll out thousands of graduates brainwashed to carry on their message: all that matters is maintaining the calories in equal to calories out. You can read more about how 

What to do?

Eat just real food! Real food is produced on a sustainable farm, not in a factory. Real food does not need a label and you shouldn’t care how much heat you can produce with it if you burn it.

Be wiser than the scientists: if you want to heat some water turn on your kettle instead!

Next, Step 3: What’s Real Food? Learn to distinguish real food from industrial crap!

See Step 1: Fire your dietician

 

Seven steps to help Rooney (and maybe yourself) to loose his belly

 
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Step 1. Fire your nutritionist, dietician, personal trainer

Or anyone else who's literally advising you on how to get fat, although you are paying them to support you in your quest to get leaner.

US Dietician acting  as an industry rep: selling industrial toxic, addictive crap

US Dietician acting  as an industry rep: selling industrial toxic, addictive crap

Most dieticians sell industrial crap with a stupid smile on their faces. Their pervert advice has a very low professional standard. Tragically they have an important contribution to the mass misinformation and (in my view) are accomplice responsible for diet related conditions such as femaleathletetriad, diabetes , heart disease, cancer and other diet related diseases that millions suffer from today. 

Eat less, exercise more
— Industry Rep

You cannot simply believe that even a top athlete is not exercising enough and eating too much! Rooney is not in his best shape (both aesthetically and as a football player) but to he must be doing intense and extensive exercise sessions at his home club or with England's team. I assume he is working out 4 to 6 hours daily at top level.

If you are relying on professionals that are ignorant towards the modern science of nutrition (be it scant and rather poorly done) and they do advise you to be in fat storage mode, it's time to get a new one! If they believe and preach the "eat less, exercise more" dogma you are in trouble.

That is equal to your plumber telling you that it's your fault for the leaks that drip from his recently completed plumbing work! You should keep the water mains switched off permanently to avoid them, they may argue.

It may sound bizarre but I cannot think of any other profession where the effectiveness is so low that we'd be better without it. After all we did just fine for 2.5 million years without no one telling us what to eat.

How did we get here?

In 1977 millions of Americans were unwillingly enrolled in the biggest dietary "experiment" (BIGEx) of all times (1). This was done in utter ignorance of scientific method (not even one intervention trial to support it) and based solely on a terribly poor associational study (2) with cherry picked data. The Americans, and the world afterwards, was brainwashed into believing that somehow ancients foods were causing new diseases: in this case heart disease.

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The lad pictured is Senator McGovern, who led the committee that wrote the report. They also tried to persuade sheep that eating grass will cause them to become sick and therefore should switch to eating Monsanto GMO soy instead.

At the time more than half of the Americans were smoking (duh). This had maybe to do with he fact that their doctors were advertising Camel cigarettes. We will come back to this parallel because it's really important.  BIG Food and BiGger than ever Tobacco are literally the same industry.

If you are in the nutrition field or you want to get to the bottom of this you should read Gary Taubes' book (3). You can briefly read a  history of the how their dietary guidelines enfolded (4) or watch what happened since (Obesity boom video). It may have occurred to you whilst walking on our streets.

What to do?

If you are getting free advice/marketing that sounds like the above guidelines (i.e. eat less saturated fat, count calories, eat "healthy" whole grains, everything in moderation etc.) ignore it, unless you want to get the diseases that are obvious primary outcomes of the BIGEx: obesity, diabetes and even cancer.

If you are paying for a plumber or a nutritionist/dietician that gives you such crappy advice, fire them straight away!

Next time I'll blog about Calories! You'll find out what how many calories in a medium size dog shit (sugar coated) and how a measure of heat from thermodynamics was set up as a biology law.