Fats vs Sugar (& carbs)
Publish Health England recently revealed that 1 in 10 Britons over 16 will be afflicted by diabetes by 2035. With 90% of these being type 2 diabetes, (largely diet-related), it is becoming clear that getting your diet right is not just a fad, it’s a question of life or death.
In my quest to ban sugar and (re-) introduce good fats, I am declaring war on diabetes, but also on obesity, heart disease, and many other diet-related illnesses.
The simple reason why eating more fats helps to reduce so many of these illnesses is that it reduces hunger. This automatically lowers the calories ingested, and gives you a happy satiated feeling. It is also essential in helping you stay away from insulin-spiking and highly addictive sugars. To be precise, I am including ALL forms of sugar: grains (yes, even the supposedly healthy wholegrains that are still addictive), honey, syrups, sweeteners (except Stevia and xylitol) and of course refined sugars.
So what do you eat?
– All good fats I mentioned last month (coconut, full fat everything, oily fish, nuts, seeds, non-lean (organic, grass-fed) meats, grass-fed butter, olives, uncooked olive oil, etc)
– Protein: eggs, oily fish, organic grass fed meat and dairy, nuts & seeds.
– Lots of vegetables, cooked and raw, at every meal, every day.
– Some fruit
– Find high (good) fat/low carb recipes in my blog: www.newleafnutrition.co.uk