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The Food Pyramid

The Food Pyramid created in April 1992 is now being challenged. According to a study published by the Duke University Medical Center, the bottom tier of the pyramid, including pasta, rice, and bread (foods we're supposed to eat more of) causes the most excessive weight gain, whereas meats (second tier from the top) contribute much less to obesity.We talked to XXXX about the Pyramid

Happy Woman commissioned a study on the food Pyrmaid

HW Could you explain the pyramid to me?

Yes, it is rather pointy at the top and wider at the bottom with long sloping sides.

HW:The Atkins diet has been getting a lot of press can you compare that to the food pyramid.

Yes in my expert opinion the Atkins diet just cannot work.

Yes, it looks completely different. Since we were already using an existing graphic it was veryf amiliar to us so when we, as a lark, represented the Atkins diet we were quite alarmed.

Why?

It just does not

make sense.

 

You see? fat and oils were combined with sweets so now we don't even have a place for them because fruits and vegetables have s to be squeezed into the top which is tiny and pointy.. Meat, fats oils and XXX we had like a chicken a steak with the bread thingy you can fill out with a bagel but I don't know fi you ever noticed this a porkchops and lambchops looks a lot like a steak and it's really hard to draw bacon because they always end up looking like streamers. So we have this huge space to fill and very little artwork. It looks smeary.

Also we have six categories now with fat, oils and sweets up in the pointy bit. If we have to start separating the fats and sweets we will have to add another block and I just do not think that is possible.The Meditterane one has 9 tiers but we can't just have two tiers blank.

"the much-loved food pyramid popularized by the U.S. Department of Agriculture actually contributes to rising levels of obesity. And according to a study published this month by the Duke University Medical Center, the bottom tier of the pyramid, including pasta, rice, and bread (foods we're supposed to eat more of) causes the most excessive weight gain, whereas meats (second tier from the top) contribute much less to obesity. Dr. Robert Atkins of "Atkins Diet" fame has known this since the 1970s, and it's made him millions. "