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Trouble with Low Fat


Everyone eats differently. Here in Bedfordshire, where we are staying temporarily, Low Fat everything is on the menu.  Here there is a fear of FAT. Fat is BAD.

Fortunately, at home and amongst all our Furlong children (except one) we are all on virtually the same eating plans. So when we have an “event” all the food is acceptable to everyone else. None of us go anywhere near “low-fat” anything. NEVER buy anything “low-fat” is the rule. We, none of us, buy commercially prepared food. We don’t use oils like Rape, Sunflower, Soy or any other chemically altered stuff.

But, astonishingly, one of our children (meaning our grown up daughter, head of her own family now), sounds doubtful about the benefits of fat. Lurking in her fridge, there is the very strangely morphed, blue, thin, tasteless liquid called low-fat milk. There are strange mixtures with a vague resemblance to butter which they put on their commercially prepared bread.

It seems strange in this day of Internet, that people are following a way of eating that, to others, is scientifically not acceptable.

Why Low-Fat Diets Make You Fat (And Unhealthy)


Author: Elizabeth

I'm someone also pounding the Path, just like you.. I'm retired, going into Old Age and loving my life. I'm hoping to remain happy and well for as long as possible. Old Age is not SO bad - yet!

5 thoughts on “Trouble with Low Fat

  1. It would appear that grown up daughter has more faith in TPTB than her esteemed parents.

    She’s probably been exposed to far more programming and she’s not alone, there are, by along way, far more of them than us. Most people accept, without question that the government is acting in their best interest and all scientists present all their proclamations on an unbiased basis.

    The government “may” think, ill deserved benefit of doubt, it’s acting in our interest but they accept sinecured scientific opinion. sold to them as a way to reduce their health care liabilities by the corporates with an agenda, they do this by fielding seemingly independent and untainted scientists.

    I have an overweight daughter she quite often quotes to me what the nutritionalist says, basically high fibre HCLF. She’s not morbidly obese but the loss of three stones wouldn’t go amiss. Dad, why can’t I lose weight, you eat too many carbs and not enough fat, but the nutritionalist says……… Why am I too fat, you eat too much, but why am I always hungry, because you eat too much, but the nutritionalist says……….

    My wife, perfect shape now, used to be on the insulin see saw, eat too many carbs, insulin spike, hungry, with menaces, eat, too many carbs, insulin spike, hungry. If she couldn’t get to her lunch she would become very angry. She has now reduced the carb intake and no longer gets aggressively hungry. Recount to daughter, but the expert says. It’s really frustrating. To compound the situation she’s really smart yet is in awe of the “experts” She’s pre diabetic, whatever that is, but you still can’t get past the experts.

    The net result is ” I hear what you say” but the experts say otherwise. Frustrating doesn’t even begin to describe it. I love her dearly and I would sorely like to help her.

    My licorice mix at 10% has now had the prescribed three days steep, I’m not keen it’s OK but a little bitter. I may try it at 5%. Any ideas on how to sweeten a mix?
    Tomorrows experiment is 14 nicotine with no flavour at all, 100% VG. I may try all my mixes at 5%. The problem with concentrates is they are all in PG and it’s PG I don’t get on with.


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