Dear Dr Mosley and all BSDers,
How depressing is this advice from the NHS on eating ‘healthily’?
‘Have a balanced diet – this is eating a variety of food from the five main groups of fruit and vegetables, carbohydrates such as pasta and potatoes, protein like pulses, fish, eggs and meat, dairy such as milk and yoghurt and fats
Have a healthy breakfast every day to avoid snacking on high fat and sugar foods
Get at least your five-a-day of fruit and vegetables
Get fibre from wholegrain foods and nuts
Make carbs just over a third of the food you eat. Carbohydrates, including bread, potatoes, rice, pasta and oats, are an important source of energy
Have protein every day which can include fish, eggs and pulses
Eat two portions of fish a week, only one should be oily fish like salmon or mackerel
For dairy – try and choose low-fat options of milk, yoghurt and hard cheese
Limit food and drinks high in fat and sugar like fizzy drinks and biscuits
Choose healthy snacks such as salad vegetables, hummus, and vegetable soup
Source: NHS Choices’
That seems a recipe to condemn so many people to a life of over-weight and ill-health while they feel a complete failure because they are desperately trying to do the ‘right’ thing.
It makes me so angry that the powers that be refuse to look at current science and stick to out-dated, and completely wrong, advice.
I think it has to be up to us BSDers to keep spreading the word.
Sorry – rant over…