Put on Weight or Lose it That is the Question.

 

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Have a look at this. 

From the UK NHS.

  • Base your meals on starchy carbohydrates, such as bread, pasta, rice or potatoes. Choose wholegrain varieties wherever you can, or eat potatoes with their skins on for more fibre.
  • Eat at least five portions of a variety of fruit and vegetables a day. Find out how you can get your 5 A DAY.
  • Choose some lean protein, which can be meat, fish, eggs, beans, pulses and other non-dairy sources.
  • Include some milk and dairy foods, such as cheese and yoghurt. These are great sources of protein and calcium.
  • Have only a small amount of foods high in fat and/or sugar, or eat them less often.
  • Cut down on saturated fat, found in processed meats, pies, cakes and biscuits.
  • Cut down on sugary foods and drinks such as chocolate, cakes and biscuits, and sugary soft drinks.

Which do you think it’s for? Losing weight, or putting it on?

I will leave you to find out.

Meanwhile have a look at my book.  The Politics of Dieting.

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2 Responses

  1. Rita jevons

    Would think a balanced diet is good but we do need the right fats to aid our nerve endings. MS studies have found early onset of this disease there is a lack of polyunsaturated fats in the body.

    • admin

      So true. How are people supposed to sort out what and what not to eat though. If you check the eat well plate this way of eating is supposed to be good to keep your weight in check. Here they are saying to base your meals on starchy foods for gaining weight. They tell people who want to lose weight to do the same. People like us have it sussed. We know because we do our own research. Most people don’t bother, then wonder why they don’t know what to do. So perhaps the main lesson is to “Do your own research” Just the same applies to fat.

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