13-07-2018, 03:24 PM
Re: OFF slimming club---open to everyone.
Originally Posted by Nom
Saturated fats in yoghurt, cheese and butter do NOT increase the risk of heart disease - and may actually prevent a stroke
Eating full-fat dairy actually reduces the risk of dying from stroke by 42%
Dietary guidelines recommend people people opt for low or no-fat dairy
Low or no fat often contain high amounts of sugar, which drives heart disease
Dairy contains nutrients such as calcium, which lowers blood pressure
I have followed this advice for a while, i ditched the so called heathy spreads for Butter, and use Full Fat yoghurt in my diet, anyone else do the same. ?
To a point. I too ditched the margarines with so many ingredients, half of which I can't even pronounce, for real butter and yogurt spreads. I did that long ago because, until trans fat was banned from foods in the U.S., margarine was FULL of that junk.
I used to be horribly fat-phobic. I wouldn't even touch the healthy oils. Everything I ate had to be fat-free. And I mean everything. I avoided cheese, I avoided fatty meats, I drank only skimmed milk and other fat-free dairy, I separated the yolk from my eggs and ate only the whites, etc etc etc. I was bad. And I didn't do it in fear of getting fat from the fat (because, like I've said before, fat alone doesn't make you fat) nor was I afraid, at the time, of heart attacks and strokes. It was my way of cutting calories. Anywhere I could calories, I did it. And by eliminating fat, it gave me more room to eat other foods because fat, gram for gram, is higher in calories than protein and carbohydrates. There are 9 calories in one gram of fat, compared to 4 calories in one gram of carbohydrate and one gram of protein.
However, while I still eat reduced-fat versions of some
things, I've relaxed quite a bit and I'm not the serious food snob I used to be. I've also put back on quite a bit of weight since relaxing my food habits a bit. But I'd rather be fat and happy than skinny and miserable.