In the spirit of being fed up, I’m going to rage against some of the more ridiculousness assertions of the diet industry and hopefully supply a little reason.
First up: Fat
I’m talking about the fat in our foods, the stuff we ingest on a daily basis. A macronutrient that has been deemed evil by the majority of American’s thanks to the American Heart Association recommending low-fat, high-carb diets, and the media propagating the recommendation without a modicum of sense.
Enter the hysteria.
American’s began shunning anything bearing fat grams and opted instead for the newly minted low-fat varieties of foods hitting the grocery store shelves. I remember this gaining steam in the mid 90’s because I was an influential teenager and thought my body needed a massive overhaul. I heard the “fat is bad” message and jumped on the bandwagon, enjoying some success in weight loss, but feeling incredibly hungry and unsatisfied in the process.