The link appears to be slight but this reminds me of what father used to say about the local farmer. If the farmer doesn’t recognize his food, he won’t eat it. So no chicken nuggets.
I didn’t realize the definition of ultra-processed but here’s what the authors say:
Mass-produced packaged breads and buns
Sweet or savoury packaged snacks including crisps
Chocolate bars and sweets
Sodas and sweetened drinks
Meatballs, poultry and fish nuggets
Instant noodles and soups
Frozen or shelf-life ready meals
Foods made mostly or entirely from sugar, oils and fats
The following numbers are based on the French study conducted in Paris. I suspect our ‘Merican’ diets are way worse.
On average, 18% of people’s diet was ultra-processed
On average, there were 79 cancers per 10,000 people each year
Upping the proportion of processed food by 10% would lead to nine extra cancers per 10,000 people per year
However, this should be noted.
Dr Ian Johnson, from the Quadram Institute in Norwich, said the study had “identified some rather weak associations”.
But he criticised the vagueness of the term ultra-processed. He said: “The problem is that the definition of ultra-processed foods they have used is so broad and poorly defined that it is impossible to decide exactly what, if any, causal connections have been observed.” via BBC
9/29: Stalled weight loss between 9/25 and 9/27, seems to be switching over to visceral fat burn?
10/2: Definitely stalled weight. Need to count calories now.
10/4: Broke through stall, registered at 199.4 lb.
10/5: Confirmed that stall is done. Started kettle bell routine.
10/23 Intraweek hit 198 but carb binged on Friday and Saturday, so out of ketosis for sure and need to undo the damage.
10/9: Had serious cheat event on Saturday night. Drank 3 beers, ate bread, etc. End result, gain of 3 lbs (probably water).
10/30/17: Struggled with quite a few cheat days lately. It’s real easy to fall back into carb eating mode. Had a great meetup with someone who lost 50lbs over a year by thinking of it as a lifestyle and not a diet.
11/6/17: Continued my slide backwards with more carbs and sugars (halloween). Ended up eating two slices of loaded pizza plus several glasses of wine and beers at parties. The end result is 5lbs of gain, probably water but still. I have been drinking bullet proof coffee (BPC) but I think I need to go back to having some yogurt with fruit in the morning.
11/8/17: Yogurt with fruit and Chia seeds is the way to go. I feel a lot better and my cravings are coming back under control. Looking at making Kefir and amping up prebiotic foods.
11/30/17: Returned from trip to South Africa. Weighed in at 202.4
1/15/18: Starting new baseline. Weighed in at 202.8 and starting to get back on the Keto diet. I do love bread but the carbs is what kills you.
2/12/18: Started cooking classes and working on low carb meals. When I do eat pasta/breads, it’s in small quantities.