Fat Vs Sugar – Commentary

I felt disappointed and a bit confused after watching Fat Vs Sugar.  I have done so much research in to the healthiest ways to eat and lose weight and I am convinced it is best to cut out sucrose all together, limit fructose, never eat trans or hydrogenated fats and limit saturated fat.  Eat lots of vegetables, plenty of lean meat, fish, pulses, beans, lentils and some nuts and seeds.  So the conclusion to Fat vs Sugar threw me a bit lot.  I wondered if I was on the right track after all.

Thank goodness for the commentary from Dr Briffa.  You can read it here.  I was definitely lulled in to accepting what I saw in Fat vs Sugar because Horizon has a reputation for quality documentaries and the 2 men in the study were intelligent and Doctors so very credible.  But it was flawed and I did feel uneasy about some of the tasks they did while I watched it but why would I know better?  I agree there was a bias in favour of cutting fat rather then sugar.  Thank you Dr Briffa for reassuring me that I am on the right track.

I was very busy working today so didn’t manage to prepare anything that took longer than a few quick minutes.  A modest bowl of apple and chia seed porridge.

422 calories.apple oats Lunch was a large mug full of the same soup I had yesterday – Biona’s hearty lentil.

238 calories.lentil soup in mug

This was a supper that took minutes to prepare and used up leftovers.  I roasted 2 large tomatoes that were a bit too ripe to enjoy raw, 5 spinach falaffels, 50 g houmous and some celery.

533 calories.tomatoes, falaffel and celery Eaten in front of the tv with a fire roaring to make us cosy and one of my two favourite scented candles.  I love Friday evenings.candle and fireI am so happy I read Dr Briffa’s article early today as it really motivated me to keep going.  This is the last day of January and I have totally stuck to my self-imposed rules for the month:

NO SUGAR

NO ALCOHOL

NO DAIRY

NO WHEAT

I did it, I lost 21 pounds and I feel much better.  Tomorrow I am having an eat and drink what I like day.  Right now I am most excited about having a cup of tea with milk in it first thing as I have really missed that.  I do have 12 friends coming round for supper so I suspect there will be some alcohol and pudding indulgence and then it will be back to the rules.  They may be different to the January rules though, we shall see.  Apart from the no sugar rule.  That will definitely be back in place.  So many researchers can not be wrong that sugar is the worst food for health and weight.

Have a great weekend.

About Lose Weight and Gain Health

Hi! My name is Zoe and I live in Hastings, East Sussex, with my son Harvey and dog, Milton. I have been fighting the fat for years but this time I am serious. I want to lose weight and gain health. This blog is about how I am changing my lifestyle so I can lose weight but not by just "being on a diet" but by making small changes to our lives so that as I lose weight, I gain health. I want my family to be healthy too and never have to struggle with their weight like I have. In common with many large people, I have gained and lost weight many times over the years. This time, I want to lose it and maintain a healthy low weight. I am interested in eating food that is nutrient dense and delicious and that appeals to children and adults. I do not eat animal products so follow a vegan diet. I try to use locally produced food supplemented with what I can grow myself. I support and try to use local farmers markets and farm shops. Another objective is to add more exercise to our days. It sounds so simple when I write it down :-)
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