Sunday, February 15, 2009

The Food Pyramid

During our school days, we've been taught about The Food Pyramid, or even if you were to go to a dietition these days - they still talked about this old Food Pyramid (I know that because during my initial days of trying to lose weight, I did go to one of those dietation session - the lady dietation explain the details of this pyramid (posted on the wall), and why we need to take a lot of grains etc etc).

Here's the traditional Food Pyramid (published in early 80s) that we've learnt over the years.


Do you know because of this food pyramid - we're mis-informed, and since they (whoever that produce it) published it, the rate of obesity in the world increases?? - do a search on uncle google, and you'll find studies after studies proofing it.
The traditional food pyramid actually suggested that in a day, we need to take food based on the food groups. From the base of taking a lot of carbohydrates from grains in a form of breads, rice, pasta, etc to a narrower/higher in the pyramid of other food groups like veggies, chicken, meats, milk, eggs and take sparingly of oils, ice-creams, cakes.

I've learnt throughout my journey - if I were to stick with this recommendation, I won't lose the fat and lose the weight. The key to my diet, is to choose the types of carbohydrates, protein, and fats (no such thing as low-carb diet, low-fat diet, low-protein diet)...so Dr. Atkins is wrong?.. you bet. 

I tend to agree with the revised Food Pyramid guidelines  (published in 2005)- that everyone should be aware of.



Further to that, in my own diet, I tend to eliminate or avoid some food groups altogether. Like refined grains products, processed/packaged food, and sugar (as much as I can). On carbo, focus on complex carbohydrates only, that is high in phytonutrient index - that's the key of increasing your metabolism and control your insulin levels through-out the day. On fats - I eliminate as much as trans-fat as possible (this is another reason why I avoid processed/packaged food), and go sparingly on saturated fat. On protein - make it at every meal, in its most natural form as much as possible. and most of all - focus on getting a lot of fiber! (both soluble and insoluble types), and drink a lot of plain water!.

So there you go! - hope you've learn something new today.

UPDATE:
My latest post (Nov 2010) -- shares on my recommendation for "what to eat, and what not to eat".

let's get healthy!

Sher Khan.
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16 comments:

  1. your grammar is terrible. it makes it hard to take you seriously.

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  2. sorry there for my bad english. thanks for visiting. btw, if you need me to explain any of points further, pls do drop me a note.

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  3. Anonymous, does your shift button work? Sentences should start with capital letters.

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  4. Sher Khan you did fine - ignore that donkey named anonymous! I liked the article and used the links. Thanks so much for the info!

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  5. hmm very interesting!
    and thanks for that:-)
    oh and also as karen said please ignore these idiots

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  6. Thank you for this information. You helped me learn a new way of looking at eating and I think you did it well.

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  7. Thanks so mich for this information. It's really helping me to look at the food pyramid in a different light.

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  8. I knew something wasn't right about that original pyramid.

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  9. YOU ARE ONE OF THE MISSING.

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  10. I´m brasilian student, I lovelly your blog and the food pyramind, I'd like more informations abaut kinds of dairy.
    Thanks
    Keila Tavares Machado,
    university Atenas Maranhense
    São Luís-MA
    Brazil.

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  11. I´m brasilian student, I lovely your blog and the food pyramind, I'd like more informations about kinds of dairy.
    Thanks
    Keila Tavares Machado,
    university Atenas Maranhense
    São Luís-MA
    Brazil.

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  12. I am a student and Food Pyramid was unknown to me. So, helps me to understnad the hole matter

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  13. Pretty good post. I just stumbled upon your blog and wanted to say that I have really enjoyed reading your blog posts.
    Any way I’ll be subscribing to your feed and I hope you post again soon.

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  14. Hi Rich Pinnel, thanks for visiting, and glad you've enjoyed the post. will post more soon.

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  15. Thank you dude ! i enjoined eating while reading this XD

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