2/14/2016 4:03:39 PM
I also disagree with many of the points in this article. When is SparkPeople going to get off the low fat, fake sugar bandwagon? Years of practicing this type of dieting left me alternately starving and yo-yo-ing myself into metabolic syndrome, and type 2 diabetes.
The worst of it was the self depredation for what I thought was lack of will power, and wandering what was wrong with me because I never had that sense of satiety. So I would be miserable for months and loose 30 or 40 lbs. only to regain it and hate myself even more.
Now, I stay away from fake anything, I eat real healthy full fats with every meal, avoid refined sugar like the plague, and finally I feel normal, I have finally found that I do have that satiety switch, you're always talking about, and it didn't come from physically filling my stomach with low density foods and water, it doesn't work that way! Check the science.
I will always love Spark People for the tools and sense of community. It provides such a large umbrella for approaches to dieting, exercise, and health, and hopefully room for a little disagreement.
P.S. I lost 30lbs. during Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years, and I'm happy and satisfied.