Wednesday, December 8, 2010

I Heart the Italian food pyramid

In the Italian gym, they have a food pyramid that is posted. It’s different than the American food pyramid. Could this be one reason why there is practically not a single overweight person in all of Rome, despite the pasta, pizza, and gelato galore? Or maybe it’s just because everyone here is a chronic smoker instead.

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I love this food pyramid for so many reasons.

1. I’m highly converted to limiting carbs. When I stopped eating so much bread at every meal, my belly fat disappeared. I’m serious, it was like overnight, once I made the decision to limit white bread in particular. I feel like I figured out a secret that probably everyone already knows.

2. Vegetables, fruits, and daily exercise make the foundation of a healthy diet.

3. Red meats are limited.

4. Good fats found in avocados and olive oil are emphasized.

American food pyramid, you are partly the cause of America’s obesity. 6-11 servings of grains per day? You’ve got to be kidding me. Especially since most of the grains Americans eat are of the white, highly processed, high glucose variety.

It’s funny, too, that corn goes in the grain section on the first one, and vegetable one in the American one…

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Anyone else think the American one is a bit outdated?

32 comments:

Sally Lou said...

they've actually updated the food guide pyramid a few years ago. here's a cool website about it: http://www.mypyramid.gov/

Jacob and Kalli Hiller said...

Thanks for the link. It looks like they recommend 6 ounces of grains now, which is way more reasonable. I still like the set up of the Italian one better though, because of the emphasis on low red meat and high glycemic foods, and high intake of plant oils, nuts, seeds, and legumes. Also I think it's interesting the new American recommends more dairy daily intake than vegetables.

Sally Lou said...

the dairy is probably because of the high rate of osteoporosis? not sure. I do like that at the very bottom of the italian pyramid is "daily exercise and weight control"

Jacob and Kalli Hiller said...

Hm, that's a controversial subject. Osteoporosis is the highest in countries with high daily intake. Basically, the milk industry has created a fantastic marketing campaign that isn't true, unfortunately. The U.S.A, Australia, Switzerland, UK & Nothern Europe ,and Italy all have the highest rate of osteoporosis, and they all consume a ton of milk products in comparison to other parts of the world.

Jacob and Kalli Hiller said...

*high dairy intake

Laura said...

Hmm, I don't agree with their stance on butter. Or the U.S's one for that matter. Butter is actually good for you.

But then again, my food beliefs are very controversial. I'm a "real food" believer.

Jacob and Kalli Hiller said...

I agree, butter is good--in small amounts. Especially compared to margarine.

Astyn said...

I was going to feel so smart and write in my post that the U.S food pyramid has been updated for a while, but it looks like someone beat me to it.

I do like the Italian pyramid though. I have to laugh at the 'multiple vitamins for most'. Really? If you are eating everything below in suggested amounts, I doubt you need many vitamins.

Jacob and Kalli Hiller said...

"Multiple vitamins for most" is a funny way to put it isn't it. Actually the real Italian one is written in Italian, so this isn't exactly like the one at my gym, but it's pretty close.

Jordon&Andrea said...

umm, I thought you liked your pooch? no more?

Jacob and Kalli Hiller said...

Hm, if I ever said I liked it, I was in denial or lying, one of the two.

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