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I Ate 1 Meal A Day For 3 Years, This Is What Happened…

I Ate 1 Meal A Day For 3 Years, This Is What Happened…

June 18, 2018

At the time of this writing, I've been eating 1 meal a day for 3 years. I discovered that the conventional wisdom of eating 3 meals a day is unnecessary, almost decadent especially for people whose activity is mostly comprised of short walks, a lot of time sitting in front of their desks, and maybe 1-2 hours of workout at the end of the day.
Everybody wants to lose weight, but so few consider eating 1 meal a day. Instead, these people are advised to eat multiple small meals a day and consume "health foods" such as protein shakes and granola bars. Insane.

Breakfast, NOT The Most Important Meal of The Day

Breakfast, NOT The Most Important Meal of The Day

August 14, 2017

“Breakfast is the most important meal of the day” is a myth, a product of clever marketing sell more breakfast cereals. US 2017 ready-to-eat cereal sales: private label $656.7 million. General Mills $496.6 million.

This myth came from a 1944 marketing campaign called “Eat a Good Breakfast–Do a Better Job” by General Foods, manufacturer of Grape Nuts, to sell more cereals. Pamphlets promoting the importance of breakfast were distributed in grocery store while radio ads proclaimed, “Nutrition experts say breakfast is the most important meal of the day.”
By the 1550s this myth spread across the pond in Britain. In 1551, Thomas Wingfield stated that breakfast was essential. Thomas Cogan stated that it was unhealthy to miss breakfast in the morning. He was one of the first to claim that it was healthy for those who were not young, ill or elders to eat breakfast in 1589.

GMOs: A Dose of Reality

GMOs: A Dose of Reality

July 10, 2017

The debate about GMOs have been needlessly emotionalized and politicized. Now we can’t have any reasonable conversation about genetic technology applied on food.
In 2015 US organic sales reached $43.3 billion. There are 40+ pesticides that are “approved” for organic farming usage. Larger dosage is needed as these are not as effective as synthetic pesticides. Some of which can be carcinogenic. 

Without understanding facts and with the annoyingly touchy-feely wouwou state of society genetic technology applied on food has no chance of progressing if nobody does the hard task of speaking truth to the mob. I’m ready to be hated. We are needlessly hampering a technology that could save millions of lives and the environment at large.

Health & Fitness Experts Are Making You Fat: 6 Meals a Day

Health & Fitness Experts Are Making You Fat: 6 Meals a Day

June 26, 2017

In 2015 the global market size of health clubs were at $81.2 billion. The market size for dietary supplement market is projected to reach $278.02 by 2024. Obesity’s economic cost is estimated at $147-$210 billion per year. US healthcare industry’s is $1.668 trillion.

As someone who has some knowledge about health and fitness, I see a worryingly bad advice given to people by experts ranging from a celebrity doctor, fitness expert, online experts, and even certified dieticians! These “experts” not only give bad advice, they also make you fat. Whether this is done through erroneous research, false knowledge, or some fat profiteering is up to debate.

Let’s explore this topic in this episode, why health and fitness experts are making you fat.



The Obesity Code: Unlocking the Secrets of Weight Loss
By: Jason Fung, M.D.