Saturday, April 21, 2012

The Feeding Tube Diet: SERIOUSLY?!?!

 Everybody is looking for an easy weight loss solution. It seems like a lot of people would rather want quick weight loss solutions rather than putting the effort to drop those excess pounds the right way. I have heard of many ways that people are using to lose weight. And sometimes it shocks me and other times it does not. This was one time my mouth actually dropped. The weight loss solution: The Feeding Tube Diet. I read about it in an article in the New York Times. 
So what does this diet entail? The following are the details of this obnoxious unhealthy diet:
  •  A feeding tube insterted in your nose that goes to your stomach providing your body 800kcal
  • Food allowance during the day: NONE! ZERO! NADA!
  • Only allowed: water, unsweetened tea, or coffee
  • 10 day treatment
  • Results: lose 1% of body weight in 10 days. 
  • Cost: $1500
OK SERIOUSLY??? 1500 bucks for you to put a tube in nose and then starve all day. WOW this sounds like fun!!!! NOT! What are people thinking? In the article that I read about this diet it was mainly brides doing this to lose those stubborn 15-20 pounds before their wedding. WHY??? You are getting married obviously your significant other does not mind those extra 15-20 pounds so why do you? 
Skinny is not beautiful.
"Beauty is how you feel inside, and it reflects in your eyes. It is not something physical."

Sunday, April 15, 2012

The Body's Response within 1 hour of drinking coke!

Do any of you know how your body responds after drinking coke? I was not sure either until my professor in my class pointed it out!
  • Within the first 10 minutes, 10 teaspoons of
  • sugar hit your system.
  • The reason you don’t vomit as a result of the overwhelming sweetness is because phosphoric acid cuts the flavor.
  • Within 20 minutes, your blood sugar spikes, and your liver responds to the resulting insulin burst by turning massive amounts of sugar into fat.
  • Within 40 minutes, caffeine absorption is complete; your pupils dilate, your blood pressure rises, and your livers dumps more sugar into your bloodstream.
  • Around 45 minutes, your body increases dopamine production, which stimulates the pleasure centers of your brain – a physically identical response to that of heroin.
  • After 60 minutes, you’ll start to have a sugar crash.
Now read this carefully:  "identical response to that of heroin"  "liver turns massive amounts of sugar into fat" I mean who would want to drink coke after reading that!!!!

By reading this I understood how drinking soda contributes to weight gain.  Now you are probably thinking I am fine because I drink diet coke. Do not think drinking diet coke will help you stay skinny. Diet coke also has massive amounts of sodium which contributes to water retention which can lead to unnecessary water weight.

Also, do not forget the effects of aspartame which will be discussed in my next blog post!

Nutrition Research Center October 24, 2007