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Burst 27.1 10.30.20
THE DIET ELEMENT IN BROAD STROKES
This is a special Web Radio Today excerpt from EPISODE 27, OCTOBER 30 2020
Skip Orem (00:12)
and I discovered maybe you have to that figuring out what to eat and what not to eat, it’s probably one the most difficult parts of staying fit and fighting off disease. There are just so many studies out there on the benefits and problems with different kinds of foods. What may have been determined to be bad for you this year may turn out because of a new study to be good for you next year.
Skip Orem: (00:43)
Remember back in 2010 when studies showed that coffee was bad for you and now here it’s 2020 and we find out that the coffee is good for us. I don’t think any of us believe that that means that scientists were wrong back in 2010, it just means that now, 10 years later, we’ve got a lot more information. That’s not only true about diet, but it’s true for most of our fitness elements. What’s good for you, what’s bad for you changes over time. Today, as we look at the Web Radio Today, Disease Fighting and Fitness Model, I’m going to paint it with broad strokes, make it a little easier, a little less complex. Looking at it with those broad strokes that might actually be an easier way of living a good life, not getting all bogged down in detailed studies, but following through on a very few well tested, over time, well tested over time, general guidelines and looking at the diet element.
Skip Orem (01:50)
Broad Diet Guidelines
Those general broad guidelines on diet they’re fairly simple. Be careful not to overeat, count calories if that’ll help you manage your food intake and then look at your plate. Eat the diet pyramid, starting with the vegetables and the fruits and the whole grains.
Skip Orem (02:08)
Foods to Avoid
Try to avoid foods like processed meats, red meat,
refined grains, and high energy beverages, avoid sugar and artificial sweeteners as much as you can. The difficult thing for that with me is red meat and maybe sugar a little bit.
Skip Orem (02:30)
Small Portions and Vegies
If you feel like me, that you can’t give up meat completely, that’s okay. Just do like I do, aim for a small portion, surrounded by green and orange and yellow vegetables.
Skip Orem (02:41)
Broad Strokes No Hard Fast Rules
If we just think about those few guidelines, doesn’t that make watching what you eat easier? Broad strokes, no hard, fast rules, no detailed studies to review, just a few gentle guidelines.