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    I was just sitting here basking in the glow of being primal and thinking about stupid diet advice I wish I'd never heard like eating low fat and snacking constantly. I remember back in the late 80's and early 90's when low fat was thought to be the cure for everything. What a horrible, devastating idea that has been for our health and our waistlines in the US. And those 2 or 3 snacks a day only served to make me think of food constantly. Going primal has been so liberating on so many fronts.

    What is the worst piece of diet advice you've ever taken?
    True healthcare reform starts in your kitchen, not in Washington. ~Anonymous
    The worst carrot is better than the best candybar.--TornadoGirl

  • #2
    Macrobiotics. Boy howdy.
    You lousy kids! Get off my savannah!


    • #3
      The Weider Bodybuilding Diet I read in some muscle comic in my teens.
      Something like 50% carb, 40% protein, 10% fat for your 'mass phase'.
      What do you expect when a salesman gives nutritional advice.


      • #4
        Per doctor's recommendation, in 1982, went five months on 500cals per day, walking four miles every morning at 6am-- didn't cheat once! No one can tell me that weightloss is all about willpower. Laid a firm foundation for extreme insulin sensitivity. Set me up for a twenty-plus years of yo- yo diets until I read Atkins. There are lots of lives ruined by CW, and bad science.
        This time, like all times, is a very good one, if we but know what to do with it. Ralph Waldo Emerson

        Any given day you are surrounded by 10,000 idiots.
        Lao Tsu, founder of Taoism


        • #5
          Always eat breakfast.

          I'm never hungry in the morning, but I ate anyway. And then I was hungry all day long. Of course, I was also following the advice to eat lots of small meals all day long, so I guess it worked out
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          • #6
            Susan Powter . . .

            Need I say more?


            • #7
              Anything involving not eating animals

              Eggs and bacon will make your heart explode from cholesterol
              My whole life, I've felt like an animal......but I've ignored my instincts. I ignored what I really am. That will never happen again.

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              • #8
                Stop the insanity!

                Originally posted by tapper47 View Post
                Susan Powter . . .
                True healthcare reform starts in your kitchen, not in Washington. ~Anonymous
                The worst carrot is better than the best candybar.--TornadoGirl


                • #9
                  Just eat less and exercise more.
                  "Sometimes, you need to make sure the angel on your shoulder has a wingman." -Me

                  My primal log


                  • #10
                    Eat more whole grains.
                    Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, steak in one hand, chocolate in the other, yelling "Holy F***, What a Ride!"
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                    • #11
                      Drink skimmed milk.

                      Worse yet, I then spread it to my family. I just put my foot down and replaced skim with 1%, part of a steady climb back to full fat.

                      Zone diet on and off for several years....worked, but too much focus on exact meal composition
                      Primal since July 2010...skinniest I've ever been and the least stressed about food


                      • #12
                        Too many to list. It's hard not to be bitter about it all.
                        "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food." -- Hippocrates


                        • #13
                          "Forks Over Knives"...going vegan. PCRM lured me into signing up for the 21-day vegan kickstart. NEVER AGAIN! FTR, I only lasted 13 days
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                          • #14
                            "Try Weight Watchers. It's the healthiest weight-loss program around." This from my primary care physician - or shall I say "former primary care physician."


                            • #15
                              This is not really BAD advice, but rather, meaningless advice:

                              "Diet and exercise"

                              While it's true... It's not particularly helpful.