One of the major takeaways from YOU On A Diet was this statement:
Most important, the process of gaining weight is often a process of inflammation. (75)The authors (Dr. Michael F. Roizen and Dr. Mehmet C. Oz) go on to say:
Inflammation also makes it more likely that your DNA will be damaged, and a cell will become cancerous. (75)I can’t say enough how much I liked the illustrations and how the authors broke things down. This book is one that I wish that I had read eons ago. It was excellent and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I said that already, didn’t I?
Don’t have time or money to exercise? Here’s the authors’ take:
You need only one piece of equipment: your own body. Your body is your gym. (138)
If you don’t have time to do this, then you have to be willing to admit that the problem is not the fact that you’re out of time but the fact that your life is so out of control that you can’t budget enough time for your health and well-being. (150)I just touched the surface of this book. The authors cover so much including cheat words (dextrose and mannitol), chemistry, desserts (consider them every other day) metabolism, nutrition felons (in your kitchen) and stress. There are also recipes and a troubleshooting guide.
And for a final quote that moved me:
But to put fat in perspective, remember that it’s an all-body risk factor – with implications everywhere. (118).This is my body when it was inflamed. At the time, I was at Café Nastaha with coworkers on the occasion of someone who had resigned. It’s so crazy to me how much "birthday" cake and punch and restaurant food we consume at work-related functions. I’m sure that I was having fried falafel on top of my salad at the time and I'm so glad that I don't eat fried wild things anymore.
Have you all seen this video about the New Calorie Counting? As if the old way wasn't challenging enough...