I’ll start with number 1. In case you haven’t noticed, I am vocal about the need for us to re-think our current dietary guidelines, reduce sugar and carbohydrates, and increase the healthy fats in our diets. Apparently I’m not vocal enough. You may have seen the Nigel Latta documentary ‘Is sugar the new fat?’ recently airing on TV1. It was inspirational and well researched and I realise that Nigel has many credentials that I don’t. While I acknowledge his qualifications include registered clinical psychologist, author, lecturer, and sought after guest speaker, I was still taken by surprise by the number of people very close to me who asked me following the show, whether I realised how much sugar is hidden in our food and the damage it is doing to our’s and our children’s health!! And did I know that saturated and natural fats are actually very good for you and essential to good health?
Really? I clearly need to re-think my health promotion strategy!!
And number 2. Apparently there are a few people out there, admittedly of ‘generation Y’, who truly believe that I am in a ‘low carb food cult’. In fact I hear I am a cult leader. A cult that denies its followers (and family) sugar in all forms, no cakes, sweets, bread, pasta, rice, or potatoes. A cult that insists followers eat plenty of green leafy vegetables, meat, poultry, seafood, nuts, good wholesome food, combined with healthy fats, butter, cream, avocado, coconut oil. This evidently is of concern to some close to me!
However, thanks to Nigel Latta and others like him, I think many more New Zealanders might be considering joining this ‘low carb food cult’. As a result they will find their weight drops, energy levels increase, metabolic health improves, skin clears, moods become more consistent and the list just goes on. Let’s just hope that ‘Gen Y’ sit up, listen, and reap the benefits of an older wiser generation. One that learnt the hard way that you shouldn’t believe everything you hear or read.
Let’s hope they choose a way of eating that makes them feel good and look healthy, one that works. And then let’s hope they put it on Facebook and get 4 million shares and likes.
So Gen Y if you have any questions just ask me, or you might prefer to take Nigel’s word for it! https://www.youtube.com/embed/OEjUGNi-Mlg