There was a double-page feature in the paper this week which really annoyed me.
The headline, also on a banner on the front page, was something along the lines of “Yes you CAN eat carbohydrates and lose weight”.
Why yes, I thought, you can – so why the huge fuss?
Intrigued, I had a look at the piece, which started “For years, they’ve been a no-no”. It later says “studies have shown that not all carbs are bad”. Really??!
It was about a new diet taking everywhere by storm which actually, gasp, encourages people to eat carbohydrates. Well thank the good lord for that.
To be fair to the creators of this diet, it looks great because it seems just to advocate balanced, healthy eating.
But this whole “carbs are bad” rubbish really annoys me. Yes, if you eat huge amounts of sugar, white flour, biscuits, etc, you’re not likely to lose weight but porridge, wholegrain bread and brown rice? As long as you’re eating sensible amounts, of course you be healthy, lose weight, whatever!
The key to health, which I think is the main thing, is eating a balanced diet. And that includes protein, fats, fibre, vitamins and minerals, water – and CARBOHYDRATES.
And just to help raise the profile of the poor victimised carbohydrate…
Carbohydrates for breakfast…
And for dinner:
I know Natalie will agree me here but woop for carbohydrates 🙂
What are your thoughts on all this? Have a great Saturday!