High fat or low fat, where do you stand?
There was a very interesting article in the New Scientist this week. It is talking about the evidence that a diet with carbohydrates at the level that the government currently recommends is one of the big reasons for the obesity crisis.
I find the argument compelling. Not least because I was put on a high fat diet by my coach at the gym. This has made it much easier to keep to my calorie levels, and so, gives me hope that eventually I will lose weight.
If the advice is to be believed, starchy food isn’t just bad for diabetes, it makes us fat and causes heart attacks. New Scientist 11th June 2016
It’s difficult for me to see how closely my gym diet comes to the recommendations in this article. I am on a temporary 30% fat, 30% protein, 40% carbs, before going back to a much higher level of fat and protein and 10-20% carbs in a week or so. The article splits out not only protein, fat and carbs, but also fruit, veg and dairy, in separate categories.
The evidence seems to be building against the current levels of carb consumption and I find the whole debate interesting, intriquing and thought provoking. What do you think about this latest thinking? Do you believe it, dismiss it, shrug it off as yet another bit of dietary advice?
As part of my everlasting quest to shed flab, and after discussing it with my coach, I have set a target of 10,000 steps each day, something I find as challenging as many people do to eat their 5 a day. It does seem to be working, and the scales reflect a very sloooow downward trend. As well as this, I try and get up the gym 3 times a week. Sometimes I make that, sometimes I don’t. I got up there on one of those really hot days we had recently and could only do half the workout. I came out positively puce and extremely sweaty
I have been making a lot of gratins recently, starting off with a fennel one, which was superb. Bit expensive tho, so tried a mixed one with cheaper veg, so I could write about it. I’ll price up a couple of mixes and post them in a day or so.
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