Ambition Nutrition

GEORGE BROWN COLLEGE SYMPOSIUM
At the recent symposium at George Brown College, the speakers were an esteemed group including amongst others a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Michael Moss, an endocrinologist who is a professor at Harvard medical school, Dr. David Ludwig, and a cardiologist, epidemiologist from Tufts, Dr. Dariush Mozaffarian.

Dr. David Ludwig and Chef Eva at George Brown Symposium

Michael Moss’s book “Salt, Sugar, Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us” and Dr. David Ludwig‘s book “Always Hungry?: Conquer Cravings, Retrain Your Fat Cells, and Lose Weight Permanently” have both been on the New York Times best selling list. Their information was compelling.
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Dr. Ludwig’s decades of ground breaking but little known research has culminated in his evidence based approach to obesity. He targets the root cause of obesity. Insulin is stimulated by the processed carbohydrates in our diet – not just added sugar, but also processed carbs like bread, white rice, pasta, potato products, cookies, crackers, and “fat-free” snacks and desserts. That’s why he recommends a higher fat diet, which is the fastest way to lower insulin levels and jump-start weight loss. Recent systematic reviews confirm that, contrary to what we’ve been told for 40 years, high fat diets are more effective than low fat diets for weight loss. And the types of fat we emphasize – those present in nuts, olive oil, avocado, fish, and dark chocolate – are especially good for the heart. But you don’t have to eliminate all carbohydrates to get these benefits.

george-brown-balancedLAST FIVE(5)  MONTHS
I have been on a high fat diet for the past 5 months and I have never felt better. I have more mental clarity and am never hungry as he states in his book. And I get to put butter or Béarnaise  on my vegetables! Fat is good for your brain. I’m a happy gal!
Dr. Ahmed El-Sohemy of the department of Nutrigenomics at the University of Toronto discussed that there were genomes that identified individuals who’s blood pressure is affected by salt intake, who’s health is adversely affected by coffee, etc. We don’t all have to give these up as they do not affect us. Genetic testing is available for individuals who wish to find out their personal results. Interesting….

MY CONTRIBUTION
I explained to Dr. Ludwig how my food blog is attempting to give people delicious tasty food that is healthy and give information on nutrients and their affect on their bodies in order to encourage them to eat these foods. He liked my title “Simply Splendid food”

Dr. David Ludwig Book Signing

Dr. David Ludwig’s book “Always Hungry?: Conquer Cravings, Retrain Your Fat Cells, and Lose Weight Permanently”  is a welcome addition to my culinary library!

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11 thoughts on “Ambition Nutrition

  1. Elaine Vernon-Smith says:

    Sorry I am late in responding…….I am behind with emails! Eva, this is a gorgeous photo of you. You are SO photogenic!!!!! David Ludwig’s book sounds interesting for sure. Let me know if you have learned lots, I might just buy it. Hugs, Elaine xo.

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  2. Sandhya says:

    Eva,
    I am so glad you found and followed my blog Indfused becaus ethat gave me a chance to find your amazing blog. I find ways to make my food easy, nutritious and light without compensating the taste.
    Loved reading this post with insights on weight loss. Thanks for sharing!

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    • Simply Splendid Food says:

      I could have written more. The speakers had so much knowledge. One thought was that it takes 17 years for the pharmaceutical companies and the world of medicine to embrace the revelations about health and healthy eating.

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