Sunday, October 4, 2009

Experts Are Stupid.

This is utterly astounding. I was genuinely enraged after watching this.

I really don't know where to begin. I'm almost too angry. Here were have a registered dietitian advocating the consumption of fast food. She's actually advising the American public to eat McDonalds, Burger King, Taco Bell, KFC, and some strange wraps you find at the gas station.

Her main concern seems to be "calories, calories, calories" with absolutely no mention of food QUALITY. The whole purpose of this piece is to help the out-and-about person find good food choices while traveling and all she suggests is fast food. Are grocery stores just too inconvenient? For God's sake, pull over over and pick an apple off a tree.

And of course, like all doctors, dietitians, and nutritionists out there, she makes no mention of the three macronutrients that comprise food: protein, carbohydrates, and fats. She makes no mention of how bad carbs, like those found in fast food, affect one's insulin levels and destroy long-term health. Look, I get it: it's only a 90 second segment but have a clue at least.

Everyone out there is counting calories and buying "low fat" products. The result? America is the fattest, unhealthiest country in the world. Heart disease is our number one killer and diabetes is climbing the list every day.

All I'm saying is this: don't believe everything a doctor or a dietitian tells you. Chris Rock said it himself: "The money is in the medicine." NOTE: I am not telling you to believe everything Chris Rock says either. Just get out there and educate yourself. I'll do the best I can here, but you guys and girls need to be aware that not everything a "professional" tells you is necessarily the best thing for you.

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