Over the weekend, I found myself overhearing a conversation which 2 overweight ladies were having.
It went something like this. “Yes, I am doing Weighless AGAIN and I can not believe the amount of hard work which it is. But what is so nice – if I feel like a slice of bread, I have a slice of bread. I haven’t lost anything yet, but have just started again.”
I would have loved to have spread my news about our Banting / Low Carb High Fat lifestyle, but since I wasn’t meant to be listening I decided to keep my mouth shut.
Needless to say it did get me thinking – How sad, I thought… How sad that we would place the importance and ease of having a slice of bread above the desire to seek out real health, satiety and the ultimate goal of weight loss, just because we are addicted to the quick fix of consuming bread.
Weighless is also a way of life, agreed, but what I don’t get is why anyone would want to eliminate fat from the diet, which is what humans have been living on for millennia. The largest change happened from the 1970’s onwards which saw the population remaining hungry and getting larger.
If you have ever eliminated sugar from the diet and then tried a pastry or cake or a carbonated soft drink – the sweetness almost knocks your socks off and you feel ill. Industry is adding more sugar and more salt to their products. We don’t notice it, but it becomes a gradual process and our taste buds get used to the sweetness and the saltiness. Sugar and salt are added liberally to processed products, which assists in lowering the price of the product and also increases the carbohydrate content, at the same time it reduces the amount of real ingredients, which our bodies ought to be nourished with.
Have recently read Dr William Davis article on The top 10 reasons to kiss wheat and grains goodbye forever, which prompted me to be even more determined than ever to eliminate wheat and grains from my diet forever. It is completely doable, it just takes a little dedication, planning and discipline.
It has occurred to me that following the Low Carb High Fat lifestyle may be difficult for some, added to this we have become conditioned to seek out low fat, sugar laden products. I wish that I could have told those ladies about what I have learned about the food revolution – The Real Meal Revolution and the wonderful journey which we have traveled after being on the wrong path for so long, but alas, that opportunity has now gone.
I would love to help you and see you and your family flourish while getting skinny. From today, just before Spring “springs”, next week, I shall be drawing up a meal plan of what our family eats during the week. We do have a number of weekly repeats, but will try to incorporate some differentiation. This is going to become our weekly feature ~ join me every Monday for our weekly menu.
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