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.
Unfortunately there is a lot of misinformation out there that continues to cause confusion for people with regards to what they should or shouldn’t be eating, e.g. butter or margarine ? I understand when people say to me, “Oh well opinions about these things change everyday, I can’t keep up!”
I understand that sentiment, but if we look at progress and research more positively we can begin to understand that new information becomes available every day thanks to the scientists involved in finding out the truth about things.
We just need to approach new information with an open mind. Check the source(s) and do some of your own research until you are satisfied to accept or reject it . But please don’t throw it out from the get go just because it is new or different to what you have previously been told. Click here to read what the 5 lies are