We found this in our inbox the other day:
I have shared Fooducate with tons of my family & friends….and will continue to do so. My wife finally asked me to help her lose a few lbs, and instead of Weight Watchers, Atkins, or some other “diet,” I actually used Fooducate to help us alter what we ate already and make it 3 or 4 times more healthy. My wife is thrilled with me (because she’s lost a bit of weight already!!) And I’m thrilled with Fooducate for helping me and providing me with an actual reference to help her!
Thank you so very much for your AWESOME app! I will continue to use it for the health of my family and myself. I also cannot wait to see what Fooducate will do next. Thanks again!
A Forever Fooducate User,
Matt’s email hits upon one of the key points we’ve been talking about at Fooducate – eating “diet” foods is not necessarily healthy. And it may not always lead to weight loss either. Foods that have been engineered to reduce calories by adding fillers, using artificial sweeteners, and through other tech miracles are not helping America shed its pounds. And who knows what they are doing to our body.
We propose a move back to less processed foods. To more home cooking. To voluminous consumption of nutrient dense foods. Yes to more fruits and vegetables. Less miracle protein bars. When you eat real food, you feel full for a longer time. That means you won’t get hunger pangs that will lead to more fake food snacking during the day. Eating real food may not lead to a rapid weight loss as some other diet schemes, but it is a lifelong habit that is simpler and healthier to maintain than a deprivation diet. it’s important to keep these points in mind.
Thanks Matt and family for your feedback! And thanks to the countless other Fooducate community members that inspire us daily.