Monday, October 28, 2013

Real Food: Week 5

I'm back with a new challenge!

After this past week's reboot, I can see that it's going to take time to just figure out how to make good choices consistently...especially in the face of SO.MUCH.TEMPTATION. {grin}

This week - No low-fat, lite, or nonfat food products.

Here's a quote from Michael Pollan to explain this one:

The forty-year-old campaign to create low-fat and nonfat versions of traditional foods has been a failure: We’ve gotten fat on low-fat products. Why? Because removing the fat from foods doesn’t necessarily make them nonfattening. Carbohydrates can also make you fat, and many low- and nonfat foods boost the sugars to make up for the loss of flavor … You’re better off eating the real thing in moderation than bingeing on “lite” food products packed with sugars and salt.

My mom is a 'lite' junkie. My sister and I have been on her case for a long time about how that stuff isn't food and isn't good for you at all. I think she's finally starting to get the message. It's actually quite liberating to use real butter or eat whole fat yogurt and realize that it's more important to eat QUALITY and WHOLE ingredients!

What about you?  Easy or hard to give up on the 'low-fat' gimmick?


Anonymous said...

Easy. Never bought it anyway - B