I love the idea of 1/2 diet. My husband and I began a few years ago with basically sharing a whole portion which ends up a half per person. When we go out to dinner we only get one entre and we share. It works perfectly. We are in our late 60"s early 70's and have maintained a our ideal weight with some exercise each week. Of course it does make a difference what we choose to eat. But we find we can pretty much try all things we like, by eating smaller portions. Life is so much more enjoyable when we are not so focused on diet but enjoying eating the smaller portions happily. . And of course chewing more and allowing ourselves to really taste what we are eating with lots of thanks giving. Happy eating!
A healthful diet is not about the amount of food, the number of calories, or eating low fat. The Lord has clearly told us in D&C 89 which foods are ordained for our use. It is the processed food loaded with sugar and chemicals and all the meat and dairy products that are making us fat and sick. I refer you to the excellent series published in Meridian: Discovering the Word of Wisdom by Jane Birch. You can also check out these videos https://discoveringthewordofwisdom.com/videos/
This diet is as flawed as the rest out there for the simple reason that not all calories are the same. The body metabolizes 100 calories of spinach differently than 100 calories of french fries. Imagine that your diet on any given day consists of a 10 oz. bag of Cheetos, four hot dogs, 32 oz. of soda, a pint of ice cream, etc. (you get the drift). Eating half of these unhealthy foods may help one lose some weight initially but one will not be healthy. The quality of calories is more important than quantity, especially in controlling insulin -- the fat storage hormone.
You know how your parents (or husband) tells you something and you don't listen. Then a peer says the same thing and its gospel. Well my husband has been telling for a few years this very same thing. So now one of my peers has said it so it must be gospel. So half diet diet, here I come. Thanks you two.
While I appreciate the effort, this is a really bad diet, leaving people feeling hungry, then sabotaging their efforts when they don't feel satiated.
The Whole Foods Plant Based diet, detailed here on Meridian Magazine by Jane Birch, is a much better, life-long plan that improves health--not just dropping a few pounds for a few months. We need to be following the Word of Wisdom far more diligently, rather than just halving our ice-cream consumption.
Sounds good like common sense. Thank you.
Wait, are you guys Dr Bridell?
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