Friday, August 03, 2007

Food, Food groups and Nutrients

Before University, I ate food. I ate things with names like ' Ham sandwhich', 'scrambled eggs', and 'tuna casserole'.

After earning a degree in nutrition I ate food groups. Meats, breads, and fruits and vegetables.

When I worked in the supplement industry I ate nutrients. Quick digesting whey protein, complex carbs and heathy fats.

Now, after studying nutrition for ten plus years, I eat food again.

I can sum up what I've learnt in those ten years by saying: A grilled-cheese sandwhich is a grilled-cheese sandwhich. No better or worse for you then any other food., especially if you eat a variety foods.

It doesn't matter if you are a bodybuilder, someone trying to lose 50 pounds, or if you are just interested in the foods you eat, my message to you is the same;

Enjoy the foods you eat.


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billy said...

I hear what you're saying, but honestly how can you say a grilled cheese sandwich is as good for you as any other food?

Processed cheese + butter + white bread = absolute crap.

Sure, if you use organic cheese, butter, and whole grain bread it's better, and it's fine to eat every once in a while. But I think the problem in America is that everyone thinks everything is "just as good as anything else" to eat, hence our myriad health problems.

Brad Pilon said...

Hi Billy,

You nailed my point in your last paragraph.."it's fine to eat every once in a while"

This is exactly my point. Surrounded by variety of foods, a grilled cheese sandwhich is not that bad for you.

7 grilled cheese sandwhich's in a day, 7 days a week..that is probably bad for you.

When it comes to food, we are being taught to think in a very acute fashion. Truth be told, in small amounts classic foods that have been labeled "bad" just aren't as horrible as their rap implies.

With the way you eat, and workout, I guarantee you can have a grilled chese sandwhich tonight, and still keep losing weight.


billy said...

That's definitely true about the labels. I still enjoy some bacon now and then, center cut.

If you can get high quality whole foods, and eat a variety, you can't go wrong.

Regrettably, so many people (have to) subsist on massive quantities of extremely cheap, low-quality food.