For decades fat has been my enemy – and I am not just referring to the fat that I carry around under my skin every day. I am also referring to the fat in my diet. Low-fat and fat-free is how I have lived for most of my life. What did I achieve? Absolutely nothing – nada, neinte, niks!
If anything I have managed to slowly but surely get fatter. How is that possible? For years I could never understand what the problem was. I was doing everything I was supposed to do. I watched my calories, ate low-fat, had phases of exercising like a demon – but real results always eluded me. Hunger, frustration and feelings of deprivation and failure were my constant companions.