Well this is a topic Im very familiar with, my discertation for my MS was about adding a exercise companent to the food guide pyramid. Im just wondering if anyone else has thought about it or give a **** about it.
The reason is: American's are being duped into thinking if they follow the food guide pyramid's daily macronutrient intake, they'll be not only healthy, but lean and thin. Wrong. Fact is, you can eat EXACTLY as the FGP says and still get fat. I wont explain how, assuming everyone knows that unused glucose if not burnt will store as fat on the body and its not out of the question for protein to convert to glucose and store as fat as well. People are blind to exercise, face it. This is the fattest, most out of shape country around. People think they can watch their diet (as few do) and still get that lean, TV look. Nope.
I suggested and brought it up to FDA reps. upon graduation that there be a component of exercise added to the pyramid. Just to show the direct correlation with diet and exercise and lean mass and healthy bodies. They explain that this idea was in the process, so I can only hope by submitting my discertation to them that I will push them along a bit quicker.
All thoughts and opinions welcome. I dont want to hear anyone hating on the food guide pryamind, it is very well thought out and contructed. Remember: Its created for the average American, Not bodybuilders.