Byron Richards, CCN, Reports That New Hollywood Fad Snacking Diets are Unhealthful and DeadlyTuesday, October 02, 2007 - Byron J. Richards, Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist
Tuesday, October 02, 2007—In his latest newsletter Byron Richards, renowned health expert and author of the just released “The Leptin Diet,” is reporting that the new spate of fad diets which advocate snacking throughout the day are not only unhealthy but deadly. In writing about hard evidence regarding how detrimental these snacking diets can be, especially amongst the Hollywood celebrity set who can affect public opinion tremendously, Richards cited the French example as a key lesson for all concerned.
In his efforts to educate the public about leptin, characterized by him as the “King of Hormones,” Richards emphasizes again and again how snacking after dinner and between meals will send the key levels of leptin out of kilter, bringing with it disastrous results for the overall health of those engaged in the practice. Leptin, discovered in 1994, has been found to be one of the “smartest and most vital hormones in the body,” he says.
Richards, in his latest newsletter at http://www.wellnessresources.com, noted how the “the French have always eaten a complex carbohydrate rich diet containing three times the amount of saturated fat as Americans—and never gained weight. Red wine, garlic, onions, olive oil, home cooking, fresh ingredients, a larger lunch, no snacking, and a smaller dinner were cited as reasons for the success of the French to maintain their proper weight”
Taking this evidence into account, when compared to the current situation amongst the French population, Richards noted how since 2000 the obesity rate has skyrocketed along with all the attendant problems associated with that condition. First he compared the 33% overweight French obesity and overweight in 2000, which coincides with the American rate in the 1970s and indicated, even then, that the influence of American fast food had ratcheted up the obesity rates from previous levels tremendously.
Since then it has only gotten worse, rising to 42%, after fast food and snack companies invaded with “the Western world’s wonder foods—nutritionless, sugar-laden, overly processed, chemically contaminated, and full of addictive ‘brand’ chemicals” that were waging “war against a culture that had it right”
Richards laments that the “French had lost the battle of the bulge and are now catching up with the rest of the industrialized world” In his book, “The Leptin Diet,” Richards explains the real science behind why the French were able to not gain weight for such a long period of time. It is the solution to the obesity epidemic in America.
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“Mastering Leptin” by Byron J. Richards is truly revolutionary as it is the first book to describe the meaning of thousands and thousands of scientific studies on the topic of this very important hormone, often described as the King of Hormones, and why every human being “must know about it and its role and even outcome in their overall health. Everyone has an owner’s manual for their car, now they have one for their body”
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