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The New FDA Guidelines: A Fitastic Guide

fitastic5The FDA’s New Dietary Guidelines

The FDA has released its new proposed dietary guidelines for 2015. There was excitement, disappointment, anger, frustration and hope.  Here is a breakdown of what the FDA is saying now.


fitastic1Cholesterol is no longer a villain. The 2010 guidelines suggested we should limit cholesterol from foods to no more than 300 milligrams daily. (A large egg has about 186 mg of cholesterol.) Experts now say cholesterol is ”not a nutrient of concern,” because cholesterol from foods doesn’t cause higher blood cholesterol levels.

What does this mean?

CHOLESTEROL NEVER WAS THE BAD GUY!! Remember each month eggs went from being a hero to the villain? There was so much fear over meat that American’s turned to carbs for substance. Carbs for breakfast, carbs for lunch and carbs for dinner, carbs for snacks, carbs, carbs, carbs. Now we as American’s are overweight. So we at Fitastic are hoping that people put down the carbs and pick up the turkey leg. Eat your meat, eat your eggs.


Too sweet. The link between excess sugar and weight gain is strong. Keep added sugars to less than 10% of total calories, or 200 calories from fitastic2sugar on a 2,000-calorie a day diet. One teaspoon of sugar has 16 calories, and 13 teaspoons have 208 calories.

What does this mean?

That while we were all afraid of eating meat we ate sugar like it was going out of style.  Sugar on and in everything, doesn’t matter if it is fake or real sugar. Sugar is the cause of weight gains. The simple sugars in carbs and candy cause our insulin to spike which causes our bodies to store far. Put down the sugar my friends. Limit your diet soda intake; add cream to coffee instead of sugar. Check the labels on your food. You will be sadly surprised by how much fake (more…)