In fact, I wolfed it down. And I loved every guilt free bite. The smell. The taste. OMG! For the past few years, our family has been on a nutrition roller coaster. Everything we thought we knew about the science of food has been flipped on its head, spun around, whipped the other way, looped and spiralled in opposite directions.
The self-development buzzword for the past couple of years has been “mindfulness.” I think the meaning of this word is open to interpretation by the individual. It’s the modern fanciful way of saying, “stop and smell the roses.” I used to cycle with a group which included Johnny who would now be in his late 60’s.
So there is a bit of a nutrition war going on out there at the moment and it is getting NASTY! On one side of the fence sit the Paleo camp – promoting whole real food and a way of life that looks very much like what our ancestors ate back in the Palaeolithic era.
Yip that’s me and yes once again I am creating controversy! This time related to fat and more specifically saturated fat. For those of you who know a little bit about my professional journey as a dietitian, you will know that this is an area that I am particularly passionate about.
I would love to be able to dial back the clock… a good one hundred years or so. I’d like to take all the messages about fat and cholesterol that have been drilled into our heads over this time-frame and simply remove them.
As the cooler months begin to roll around it seems runny noses, colds and flu suddenly spike but is this simply due to the cold itself or are there things we can do to minimise the chance of getting sick?
It cannot be denied that the case for a low carb approach to diet is gaining momentum however it continues to be met with resistance from a large majority of medical professionals and in particular dietitians. I have been recommending a lower carbohydrate approach to my patients for around 6 years now.