Remember a few posts ago when I mentioned I was reading books by Diana Schwarzbein and that I would share things that were interesting? Well, here's the first post regarding my reading.
In my last post I talked about my youth and how my eating habits in high school, namely low fat/protein eating caused problems. In my reading today, it totally talked about it.
"Your hormones are the messengers between the different cells and systems of your body...for you to remain healthy, you need to keep your hormones balanced so they can communicate effectively with each other and with your cells, thereby keeping your metabolism working efficiently.
"In order to produce new hormones, you have to eat food that has the necessary material for your body to make them. Because hormones are mainly made from proteins, cholesterol and essential fats, eating a balanced diet that includes these nutrients is essential for life balance."
Is it any wonder why a low fat/protein diet is so damaging? I'm of course not advocating a high fat or high protein diet. No way! It's all about BALANCE!! You can't eat imbalanced portions of the macro-nutrients (fat, protein, carbohydrates) and expect to be healthy. It's impossible. Sure, you might lose some weight, but at what cost? If you damage your metabolism, it will come back to bit you in the bum. Literally.