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I’m a big proponent of wellness and self-care, particularly when we are in recovery from emotional injury or any kind of abuse. I’ve shared about HALT so you might know that I believe a key component to care is eating well and healthy. To that end, I wanted to share some bits and pieces from an article I found over at Forks Over Knives.

The article is by someone named Garth Davis, MD and it starts like this:

“Can you believe people actually avoid fruit in an attempt to lose weight? There has never been a single credible study showing that fruit consumption leads to weight gain, and yet this concept is as prevalent as any nutrition dogma. I have treated people for obesity for years and I can tell you, nobody is coming to see me because they ate too many apples or grapes. Why do people think fruit leads to weight gain? The quick answer from my patients is because of the carbs.”

His article is worth reading. He notes how the misconnections many have concerning proteins, fat, and carbohydrates that may be negatively impacting our wellness journey.  He concludes with this statement:


“Traditional diets high in fruits, veggies and starches have worked for thousands of years, and continue to keep people slim and healthy. But our obsession with counting fat, carbs, and protein blinds us to this truth.”