wow. I’ve read on forums that there are better doctors regarding these things but here in Hungary? As far as I know, there is mostly ONE style, 150-160g carbs, fixed amount (total carbs, quick carbs) for all 5 meals or something like that… So people with diabetes buy not a completely white bread, use some awful cheap sweetener instead of sugar (Alvaro’s mom pretty much hates them, I know she eats sugar but less than before)… But they basically eat “normal” just with all those tracking - or they ignore it, of course. Hungarian people love medicine, I heard, many prople prefer asking for it and not doing things themselves. It’s weird to me, I would do almost everything for my health and well-being. Huge things. I would be extremely disciplined if I felt the need! And I see people ruining their health…
I don’t trust doctors but if I have some problem, I research and experiment. If we doesn’t totally damaged our body, it should respond quickly in many cases. If I change the amount of carbs, I feel the effect almost instantly. It was the easiest thing ever to realize that yep, 80g without sugar and grains is much better than 300g (?) with all kinds of carbs. Carbs always triggered hunger and overeating, that surely didn’t help - but it’s the case with so many people, obesity is part of their problem.
So if someone focus on their health and well-being, they probably can find the vague right direction.
I am not so great either, I knew and know I don’t eat right all the time (to put it lightly) but I make efforts and came a long way even if slowly.
What if someone loves bread, what it is to do with anything? If someone says they HATE the new woe, no matter what food they choose, I understand they can’t do it. But just because they need to forget something they love? I loved potatoes and I still think they taste wonderful and nothing can replace them. It doesn’t mean it is a problem not eating them. I can eat other, better things.
I quickly lose interest when something noticeably and significantly harms me anyway. Health tops joy any time. (It’s a serious flaw in me that if a food item is noticeably not good but the noticeable harm is tiny and short-living, I don’t necessarily stop eating it. It affects the amount and the frequency and I stop if I don’t love it but if I love it, I need more motivation to stop. Some vague feeling or slight discomfort won’t cut it. Pain surely do, I hate pain.)
I don’t understand people who don’t stop even when it means pain and clear harm. And maybe I mentioned before that there are advertisements about people who want to overeat to the point of severe discomfort and pain. Do it just get this medicine and everything will be fine! Oh my. It should be illegal to make such ads… They could use people who accidentally overeat but no. The guy was uncomfortably full, even he didn’t want to eat more but the woman brought cake and that just must be eaten! Yeah, teach people such horrible behaviour, that will be great, at least to the pharma companies… I never would think the solution to overeating or partying with heavy drinking instead of sleeping before a workday is medicine… Not like it would work even if it makes the effect less noticeable. But the mere thought that a bad behaviour is fine, just get medicine… People did that hundreds of years before too, the rich ones who ate a ton of crap and didn’t have proper digestion anymore, it was the norm at some places. Many of them actually spent hours on the toilet every day and it was normal. The king even had visitors then, to use the time well…