At present I am sick and tired of hearing about diets, new, old , do this, don’t do that, try this, try that.
Over the week-end my Sunday paper featured a story about how Elle Macpherson was unhappy with her body, health and the fact she was putting on weight around the stomach. Now this just had me thinking if her wonderful diet was not working what hope did I have. Two years ago, Elle Macpherson sat down with nutritional doctor Dr Simone Laubscher, who recalls that “she cried”. The model and mum’s seemingly healthy diet – no red meat, no alcohol and three litres of water daily, as well as numerous supplements – wasn’t working anymore. She was fed up with gaining weight and feeling bad, and she needed help. ,” Macpherson says. Laubscher introduced her to the idea of an alkaline diet, which marked a turning point in her health. “I noticed changes in just two weeks: I had more vitality, my skin wasn’t dry, I stopped craving sugar, my mood stabilised, everything became more balanced. A welcome by-product was losing weight around my middle.” The acid-alkaline effect
The theory is that a high-acid diet creates a breeding ground for disease and leads to poor health. “If you’re getting aching joints, gaining weight, craving carbs or sugar, or you have brain fog, then you’re running too acidic,” Laubscher says.
Dr Stephan Domenig, , says the alkaline diet is “the opposite” of a typical western diet. It’s based on the idea that optimal health comes from balancing the body’s pH by eating more fresh veg and fruit, as well as certain legumes, grains and nuts.
Well the above regarding aching joints, craving sugar and brain fog is certainly a symptom of mine but I am reluctant and will not cave in on agreeing to go on a drastic diet that certain doctors and specialists are stating is just as damaging in it’s self. Their are so many diets and fads floating around at present that it makes my head spin. After our parents and gran parents and their parents eating butter for so long, doctors and heart specialists told us margarine was the way to go, now would you believe that there is a switch back to butter by many. Seriously even good old bread and water has pros and cons, water well some say natural spring is best , some say tap has to many chemicals, some say grainy bread is better as it has good fibre, others say bread is to highly processed.
In conclusion darn if Elle (the body) with her perfect figure was not happy with her body and diet, I think its time people start to LOVE THEMSELVES and resort to eating a balanced diet and GOOD PORTION CONTROL.
Posted by cherz, 23rd July 2014