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(io9)   The 11 biggest lies that mainstream nutrition has told you   (io9.com) divider line 33
    More: Fail, HDL, food choices, bad cholesterol, nutrition, kidney diseases, gluten, Dietary mineral, long-term experiment  
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2013-02-16 09:48:52 PM  
5 votes:
Don't ever tell me not to eat bread.

Bread is the only substance that is actually food. Everything else exists to give bread some variety.

Beer's okay too because it's made from the same stuff. But mostly, bread.
2013-02-16 09:56:30 PM  
4 votes:
Eggs Are Unhealthy

lnnewyork.blob.core.windows.net

MAKE UP YOUR MIND!!!
2013-02-16 09:54:35 PM  
3 votes:
12. Vegetables are food. Actually, vegetables are what food eats.
2013-02-16 09:51:56 PM  
3 votes:

dolphinburger: this is a fabulous example of confirmation bias.


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2013-02-16 09:41:10 PM  
3 votes:
The lie that Ax body spray smells good needs to be in there somewhere.
2013-02-16 09:34:51 PM  
3 votes:
Eggs Are Unhealthy

3.bp.blogspot.com

YOU'D BETTER RUN, EGG!
2013-02-16 09:08:49 PM  
3 votes:
So I'll just keep eating eggs fried in buttery bacon grease as usual.
2013-02-16 10:13:18 PM  
2 votes:

Doktor_Zhivago: Wise_Guy: Doktor_Zhivago: That article was so full of shiat I don't even know where to start...

Lets ask Dr. Atkins about how awesome the low carb diet is... What's that? He died of a heart attack from his cholesterol clogged arteries?

Actually he died from head trauma.

Don't bother me with facts I was on a roll


If you'd chill out with the rolls, you probably wouldn't be so fat.
2013-02-16 10:12:18 PM  
2 votes:

Hobo Jr.: Don't eat grains?

What?

Their argument is wheat in large amounts is unhealthy. It is like the time I overheard a 300lbsreal women in a scooter telling her friend that bread was the worst thing to eat to lose weight.

No lady, stuffing your face with chocolate and lard is bad, having a piece of toast is fine.


I was in college when Atkins was at its peak. I was in the dining hall one day behind a woman at the station that made sandwiches to order. I'd say she was a bit north of 350 lbs. She asked for no bread because she wasn't eating carbs and then proceeded to motion the guy to keep piling the turkey onto her plate. I'd say there was at least a pound and a half when he stopped. Then came another half pound or more of cheese.

A few minutes later I bumped into her at the drink area where she lined all the free space on her tray with multiple glasses of cranberry juice cocktail, or whatever other similar sugared up juice they had that day. I don't recall what else she'd scrounged up for her meal in the meantime. I don't think she was doing it right, nor do I think she understood what carbs are.
2013-02-16 10:07:08 PM  
2 votes:

Wise_Guy: Doktor_Zhivago: That article was so full of shiat I don't even know where to start...

Lets ask Dr. Atkins about how awesome the low carb diet is... What's that? He died of a heart attack from his cholesterol clogged arteries?

Actually he died from head trauma.


Don't bother me with facts I was on a roll
2013-02-16 09:47:09 PM  
2 votes:
Alternate title

Countering food myths with other food myths or how I learned to stop eating carbs and love the Atkins diet.
2013-02-16 09:41:13 PM  
2 votes:
Bottom Line:

Eating food causes DEATH!
2013-02-16 09:40:51 PM  
2 votes:
this is a fabulous example of confirmation bias.
2013-02-16 09:37:34 PM  
2 votes:
I was waiting for them to say exercise is bad for you
2013-02-17 12:51:54 PM  
1 votes:
For 

Smackledorfer: Your name should be willfullyobtuse, not willfullyobscure.Calories in calories out is accurate but meaningless because not all calories are created equal.  The type you consume and the way you consume them will have a direct effect on things, and should not be ignored. And that is going on the presumption that calories are even measured properly in the first place, which they often are not.


For farks sake, man. the human race has never had access to this much superior nutrition. Every part of our food supply is better than than the greatest king of any other era would have had, for every one. Anyone that gets fat eating modern grains and meats is eating too much. It's not some imaginary nutritional deficit nobody else EVAR noticed before, or mysterious poisoned dwarf wheat created by the Illuminati.

Little Debbie snack cakes are fortified with iron and B vitamins! A pound of pasta has 54g of protein in it! An apple costs $0.60! A glass of OJ has all the Vitamin C you need! Your education is lacking if you can't make economical, common-sense, healthy eating decisions out of basic ingredients and eat a balanced diet. Starch, protein, fruit and veg, put them on a plate. People have too much access to quality food and they overeat because they are stupid or ignorant. Then they latch on to a weight-loss huckster and become stupid, ignorant and poor.

All else is lack of education or observation. Fad diets are expensive woo. Paleo, and HCLF and Atkins- all boil down to woo. People just don't realize how much calories they consume(a serving of pasta is ONE CUP, fyi) and when they cut out calorie dense grains(or fats), they remove an excess of calories and they lose weight. Plain and simple.  Unless you're a frutarian(and therefore functionally retarded), losing weight boils down to eating less calories. Look at Weight Watchers for a sensible, functional, approach to modifying dietary habits.
2013-02-17 02:11:36 AM  
1 votes:
dadoody
What just happened there?

....should someone be dialing 911?
2013-02-17 12:25:43 AM  
1 votes:

Hobo Jr.: SpdrJay: Bottom Line:

Eating food causes DEATH!

100% of people who eat, die.

Think about that before hopping in bed with big food.


When I hop into bed with food my intention isn't to eat it...
2013-02-16 11:55:37 PM  
1 votes:

suziequzie: Gaddiel: Amos Quito: So I'll just keep eating eggs fried in buttery bacon grease as usual.

That's basically what the article says you should do. Although, apparently you may want to avoid toast with that.

DAMMIT! What am I gonna dip in the yolk then, huh? HUH?


Bacon.
2013-02-16 11:51:58 PM  
1 votes:
Also, catching your own food consumes a lot of calories, like trying to catch fish with your teeth or swooping in on an unsuspecting gopher whilst flying like an eagle. Obviously, catching a wheat stalk is not so energy-consuming, ergo the weight gain.
2013-02-16 11:38:35 PM  
1 votes:
Bullshiat. I drink a cup of white flour with every meal, and I'm skinnier than an ethiopian schoolgirl.
2013-02-16 11:30:24 PM  
1 votes:
Did anyone actually bother to look up this guy* and inspect his credentials?  (  * Yes, it is a man, an Icelandic man to be precise.)

He claims to be attending Medical School in Iceland, but he criticizes nutritionist who question his assertions because as he puts it:  "The dietitians who comment on my articles never cite any studies to prove their points. They just claim they are the only ones with credibility on nutrition, because they went to school for it.Unfortunately for them, an education is not necessary to know how to eat healthy, all that is required is Google and a functional brain."

OK then, he's an obviously an expert on nutrition since he gets his information from the internet.  You should see his girlfriend, she's a French Model.
2013-02-16 11:07:31 PM  
1 votes:

cowgirl toffee: Madman drummers bummers: cowgirl toffee: frizzantik: FTFA: "The most common grain in the western diet, by far, is wheat... "

Pretty sure it's corn..

That's another lie. Corn is a vegetable.

Grain.

...

Oh yeah! So what's a tomato? Hmm??
:P


Biologically? A fruit. Nutritionally, a vegetable. With bacon, delicious. :-D
2013-02-16 10:40:23 PM  
1 votes:
Dr. Melik: This morning for breakfast he requested something called "wheat germ, organic honey and tiger's milk."
Dr. Aragon: [chuckling] Oh, yes. Those are the charmed substances that some years ago were thought to contain life-preserving properties.
Dr. Melik: You mean there was no deep fat? No steak or cream pies or... hot fudge?
Dr. Aragon: Those were thought to be unhealthy... precisely the opposite of what we now know to be true.
Dr. Melik: Incredible.
2013-02-16 10:39:40 PM  
1 votes:

Shakin_Haitian: Doktor_Zhivago: Hey guys.. Someone told me he slipped on some ice.  12 times.  Thanks..


/fark up one time....

HE SLIPPED ON ICE MORON


:'(
2013-02-16 10:38:22 PM  
1 votes:

Doktor_Zhivago: Hey guys.. Someone told me he slipped on some ice.  12 times.  Thanks..


/fark up one time....


HE SLIPPED ON ICE MORON
2013-02-16 10:23:12 PM  
1 votes:
All of the men in my family, going back 5 generations, have had the same body type. No matter what they eat, how they live, how active, inactive, whatever - same body type.

So fark it. I'll eat what I likes because I don't look like a male model and lost the genetic lottery. WOO!
2013-02-16 10:07:03 PM  
1 votes:
Moderation in all things, even unto moderation itself.

I've had WAY too much moderation lately.
2013-02-16 10:03:39 PM  
1 votes:
That article was so full of shiat I don't even know where to start...

Lets ask Dr. Atkins about how awesome the low carb diet is... What's that? He died of a heart attack from his cholesterol clogged arteries?

Yeah... Why don't we just eat a little everything in moderation.  Seems to work better than OMG DON'T EAT [insert random fad food of the week here]!!
And people have been eating grains since well before the agricultural revolution. You think ancient peoples ate meat every day? Maybe once every few weeks if they were lucky.  Most of the time they subsisted on wild plants, like berries, fruits and starchy roots and wild grasses. OMG those are carbs?!?!?  Read a farking book before you start talking out of your ass author, god I hate cherry picked bullshiat articles. This current anti-gluten thing will turn out to be as big a pile of bullshiat as every other diet fad before it.  Someone explain to me how all of western civilization managed to survive since it began if everyone is so allergic to this horrible unhealthy gluten.  I think it doesn't matter what you eat as long as you exercise and your diet is not filled with refined sugar (the only point the author got right).  Our ancestors ate whatever the fark they could find but they were on their feet 12+ hours a day working their asses off chasing after deer and mammoths and shiat so they didn't turn into a bunch of diabetic fat farks.

/goes back to his job professionally sitting
//eats a loaf of bread out of spite.
2013-02-16 09:54:07 PM  
1 votes:

This space intentionaly left blank: You can eat your eggs and bacon, just don't eat your toast/bagles/pancakes/waffles...


What most people don't realize is that bagles are amazingly terrible for you, even just dry and plain. They're denser than a drunken defensive lineman.

Bread and most carbs turn to sugar. Be sensible with it, even 'slightly better for you' versions of 'turns to pure sugar' still...turn to sugar.  It's empty calories, nutrition light compared to hearty veg/fruit.
2013-02-16 09:52:01 PM  
1 votes:

This space intentionaly left blank: You can eat your eggs and bacon, just don't eat your toast/bagles/pancakes/waffles...


I hate choosing sides, so I just get them all so they won't be jealous.
2013-02-16 09:48:33 PM  
1 votes:
12. io9 is a good place to get health information.
2013-02-16 09:47:42 PM  
1 votes:
I'm calling bullshiat on the 6 meals a day thing.  Everything else is simple common sense.

/the best diet is to be too poor to afford food
2013-02-16 09:46:02 PM  
1 votes:

SpdrJay: Bottom Line:

Eating food causes DEATH!


100% of people who eat, die.

Think about that before hopping in bed with big food.
 
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