We make a lot of assumptions about what's healthy and what isn't. How much do you really know about so-called healthy foods and behaviors? Take this quiz to see if you can separate the good from the bad.
Yes Kerri, so much of this is 'one size fits all' and takes no account of individual body chemistry. I eat loads of meat, eggs and cheese daily and a lot of butter.I avoid seed oils and many vegetables.I don't spare the salt. I love fruit but only eat a small amount.When I want to lose weight, I up my fat intake. I don't take any meds and eat when I am hungry which could be once a day or 4-5 times a day, I just follow my body. I am not a perfect weight but I am full of energy, can still run up and down stairs, don't have any aches and pains and - so far- my BP is fine. I am in my 70s and this is what works for me and has done for the last 20 years or so.
Previously, I became ill on low-fat regimes, thinking it must be doing me good. I had had IBS for years, sometimes so severe, I could barely risk leaving the house and my stomach was always bloated. My thyroid was shot. Within a month of changing to this way of eating,it cleared up and I have had no more trouble. For me, it was ignoring what everyone else was telling me and finding out what worked for me, personally. Others thrive on a different regime and the medical profession changes it's mind from week to week about how we should eat.