Coming back from France where everyone eats (unsweetened) bread, meat and cheese and nobody is fat, makes me sure that fat itself is not the problem.
The difference between that and when I visited the US was huge. People eat a lot more, but also the food itself is very different; everything is very processed, and even the savoury bread tastes like cake because of all the sugar.
A French woman put it more succinctly than I did at the time, after going to a supermarket there: "all the food here is like plastic".
I feel like misleading the U.S. public is like taking a shit. Anyone who sets out to do so can be assured of about a 98% chance of doing so.
I've watched a lot of different food documentaries and most of them contradict each other. This one says sugar is bad is fat is ok. Another says sugar is ok and it's any animal product that's bad. Another says you need to avoid certain veggies and legumes like tomatoes, potatoes, lentils, etc.
It's hard to know what to do. Sometimes I think it's better to not watch any of them and just eat in moderation.
Why can't anyone make good food docs? Why does every documentary about food have to be some apocalyptic screed?
Registered Dietitian here:
Don't get your diet information from documentaries. There are plenty of reliable sources on the web. Anything that sounds like a new idea is also probably bologna. Anything that promises great results, quickly, is probably bologna. Anything that tells you to omit a macro-nutrient is definitely bologna.
If this post trends, it will be interesting to see the ratio between number of video views and up votes / comments. (right now it's 66 views and 201 respectively)
Going to knock this out tonight. As someone who struggled with weight before going low carb, I'm always eager to see what people are saying about healthy eating.
I'm about 20 minutes in. Will reply ~~when I finished.~~ As I go- getting distracted here.