Few Little Questions (Coke/LC Meal Replacement) _______________________________________ Here is the comment I made on a forum post about artificial sweeteners Quote: Ok, so we know now that eating less fat and more carbs making us fatter, but what about other dogmas about the healthy food: -Is coke zero so bad ? -is eating other sweeteners making more possibility to have cancer ? -How about LC Meal replacement (like quickslim etc) is that really helping us or preventing from fat lose -What should we practice on gym ? more aerobic or more strength exercises ?
Hi Dvorak256 and interesting series of questions. I think we can lump Coke Zero and eating other artificial sweeteners into one. Rather than go into it at length here I would suggest you head over to aspartamesafety.com and find out why for instance airline pilots have been advised not to consume anything with aspartame in it. My next question is would you consider drinking antifreeze? Well I’m guessing the answer is probably going to be no. Well the formula for some sugar alcohols so closely resembles that of antifreeze but you can actually use some of them as an antifreeze and seeing that antifreeze is unknown to be poisonous well that just speaks for itself. The other thing about artificial sweeteners is that they are obviously produced by quite a complex chemical process and unfortunately the chemicals used in making them are themselves poisonous. Whilst the manufacturers do obviously endeavor to remove as much of the poisonous chemicals that are used in their production as possible this is not a process which is a hundred percent and many of them are tainted. Now whilst for an occasional consumption this may produce no detrimental effect, continual consumption over a number of years will mean that these chemicals can build up in the body and cause a whole range of problems. As for low carb meal replacements my question is what’s wrong with real food? Lastly the moot question of exercise, should it be aerobics or more strength? That depends on whose advice you want to follow. Unfortunately the professionals in the health and fitness industry have tended to go down the aerobics’ partway simply because it’s a great way of making money. We all seemed to have been pushed into the position of thinking that the more effort and time we spend doing something the better it must be and exercise is no exception to this. However more recent studies have shown that aerobic exercise does not do the heart nor virtually any other muscle as much good as was originally thought. I would suggest you have a look at the work of Dr. Al Sears and a quick squint at Tim Ferriss’ The 4-Hour Body book as they not only provide a wealth of information about what exercise does. They’re also extremely well researched and referenced and you’ll find many of the reports listed which both Tim and Dr. Sears have based their work upon. Obviously these are all just my opinions. I’ll leave it to you to decide whether they’re right or wrong. Hope that helps, Mark **************
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Published on Mar 5, 2013