Food Pyramids are Confusing.

Does anyone else remember this from the 80's and 90's?

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Lots of researchers believe that this diet has caused some of today's leading health problems including obesity and diabetes.  It's too much food!  Also, this is a direct link between processed flour and the high number of people living with Gluten sensitivity today. 

Today's food pyramid that is taught in schools isn't a pyramid at all.  It actually looks like this:
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This is a much better graphic than the one above, but it still isn't quite right.  Grains and dairy are loaded with carbs and hidden sugars.  As you all know, I am a strong believer that sugar is poisonous and should be avoided as much as possible.  

But what about this?  There...that's better.  
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This food pyramid is awesome because it focuses on farm raised meats and eggs.  These meats should make up the bulk of your daily calories.  High fiber vegetables are next, followed by healthy fats.  On a perfect low carb diet those three categories plus your supplements are all you need.  

For those of us that don't have that much willpower, there are also nuts and seeds, berries, and starchy vegetables in moderation.  Special occasions include a little bit of alcohol and there's even room for chocolate every now and again.  

The only thing I'd add to this pyramid is an extra foundation- lots of water.  Water is good for all of your bodily functions from digestive to respiratory.  It helps keep your skin looking good and helps you get out of bed in the morning.  Getting your 64 ounces a day is absolutely crucial.  

Still confused?  I hope this has helped but, as always, if you still have questions or comments send them to me at lifelovelowcarb@gmail.com, or leave in the comments field below.    

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