Well, after years of being way ahead of the curve, the whole Silent Inflammation concept has been slowly catching up to Dr. Sears. It really came to a point with my wife this past weekend through two events.
1.) She was kind of in a depressed state over the fact that she had started working out very regularly and except for her 2-hour after dinner evening binges on some days, watching her calories, and was ready to give up because she has gained about 10 pounds over the recent past few weeks. Though I tried to gently remind her I was concerned about what she was eating from time to time, she was not concerned because, as she put it this weekend - she was burning more calories than she was eating, and at times, was even proud of how many calories she burned as shown on one of the YMCA's machines.
During her mild crisis, and with that statement, I felt it was time, so I suggested that she read my "Toxic Fat" book. She never really understood or followed the Zone, as I have, and it took this mild crisis for her to rethink what she was doing and look for a solution. After reading the book, by last night she commented that she now gets it.
2.) Then, what brought it home to her, as well, was an article in her most recent Prevention magazine issue that we received on Friday. In it, there was a short blurb about being skinny and unhealthy and obese and healthy, and about healthy exercisers are not really healthy internally do to something called inflammation - Hmmm - sound familiar? This, from main stream health, reinforced what she just read in Toxic Fat.
So, I guess this post has two points: My wife now gets the Zone thanks to Toxic Fat, and main stream is more and more discovering Silent Inflammation, what Dr. Sears wrote about over 10 years ago!