One of the most sought-after approaches to changing one’s life for the better is the notion and idea of losing weight. It has been told as many times as the sun has risen that being overweight causes an increased likelihood of a heart attack and diabetes. Being overweight leads to a whole complexity of problems the likes of which I will not address here. Now, most of us can tell if we are overweight by looking in a mirror or by considering the size or tightness of our clothes. The day comes when we swear off food and decide that we are going to rid ourselves of this additional weight. It is understand that losing weight involves abstaining ourselves from gorging on sweets and pies.
What if a research suggested that eating chocolate as part of a relatively low-carb diet would still result in weight loss? What if it eating chocolate not only caused weight-loss but also caused an easier and more successful …show more content…
They now actually have to do their job. You have to tap outside sources. You have to do some reporting. Dig into the story. Find out if all adds up.
What happened? No reporter who wrote about this did any of this.
What about the general public? What is the take-away for viewers? A lot of people rely on TV or reporting news websites because that’s how they keep up to date. Most use cell phones or other electronic equipment. How is the general public at large supposed to know what they are reading is scientifically accurate? What can they do?
Here is the answer. If you are reading a news story and it seems to be telling you what to eat, don’t believe it. It is that simple. There is just not enough scientific consensus around the connection between what you eat and health outcomes. This whole enterprise, the diet nutrition newsbeat is a sham.
If the story seems to be giving you advice, such as eat this and don’t eat that you could stop reading. Once these stories start being very specific on what you can and cannot do, the best advice would be to stop