Why €œClean Eating€ is a Myth

Why €œClean Eating€ is a Myth

taoistimmortal:

Excellent article (not written by me this time)

It’s a scam that’s promoted by athletes, coaches, trainers, doctors, government officials, schools, diet book authors, and pretty much everyone else who eats.

“Clean eating” has no objective definition and no scientific support.

It’s also an eating disorder.

Avoiding specific foods or food groups without a rational reason is one of the  defining characteristics oforthorexia nervosa, and is common in people with binge eating disorder and anorexia.93-95It’s no surprise this is a common disorder in athletes, dietitians, and other health conscious people.96-103

People who hinder themselves with rigid dietary rules also have a harder time maintaining a healthy weight.104-106

  • Food doesn’t make people gain fat — people over-eating food makes them overweight.
  • Eating some of your calories from less nutrient dense sources is not going to give you a nutrient deficiency.
  • There is no evidence that any food directly damages your health in moderate amounts in every situation. 

You’re careful about your diet, which you should be. However, there’s no reason you need to avoid any specific food to achieve optimal health, a lean body composition, and maximum longevity.

Balance and moderation are what’s important, and the definition of both of these terms depends on who’s eating the food and how much they’re eating.

Lordy, lordy lordy…. no. Just plain no.

Clean eating is eating real food. Eat vegetables and protein and avoid processed crap. It’s that freakin’ simple and has nothing to coaches, trainers, diet gurus, or whatever.

Don’t look at donuts as a food group. Don’t eat donuts everyday.

Grains screw a lot of people up. If you are one of those people then limit your grain intake.

Most processed food is loaded with fats and sugar and salt. Is that too tough to understand? Is our culture so far gone that we need to tell ourselves that all food is equal?

Am I missing something important here?

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