Personal Trainer Newcastle
Well I almost choked today when i heard it was national chip week, i realise we have an affinity with potatoes which have been a staple diet in the UK for decades and that they probably helped us through the great war. However they are not one of our best sources of nutrients or energy.
Of all of our vegetables you could argue that the humble potato is the one you should eat less of, you see its a dense vegetable with a lot of calories which are all absorbed. Unlike cauliflower, broccoli etc which are fibrous carbs which per weight have much less calories than potato.
The other issue is generally chips are deep fried, or fried using one of the less healthy fats and normally covered in salt and vinegar.
Chips are often and normally eaten with the other blacklisted foods such as ready made meals, burgers, pies, monster mixed grills and deep fried mars bars etc........well you get the idea.
If you had a small amount of chips oven cooked with broccoli and other steamed veg with a chicken breast then it wouldn't be too bad, however that's just not how it goes.
NOT PART OF THE SOLUTION
So last time i checked the UK was the second most obese country in the world, the North East the second most obese area in Europe, North east is runner up in UK for child-hood obesity and diabetes and County Durham and Easington in particular was one of the most unhealthy places to live in Europe.
And we promote chip week and how awesome chips are all over the North Easts own "Real Radio" - "mmm good move.
Atleast at Ladies at Leisure you get the truth
So if i was in charge (god forbid) i would have holidays and weeks listed below:
- National Breakfast week, missing breakfast or leaving it too late is a huge factor when it comes to keeping fat on. If you don't believe me look up "sumo wrestlers diet"
- National organic food day, all of the non organic food and drink is literally filling us up daily with toxins which in turn make us dumber (i can't afford to get much dumber), fatter, unhealthier.
- Diets are bad day, this one will get me some flack from all of the diet people, MLM groups etc. Diets (all) have been proven over years of studies that over 90% of people eventually end up fatter with a slower metabolism. The studies where long term studies in America with all. You diet - You lose weight (up to 50% of which is muscle) because you now have a slower metabolism you get fat again. You diet again - You lose weight(up to 50% is muscle) even slower metabolism you get fat again. AVOID A DIET.
- Food truth week, all of the big food companies have to tell the truth all week. Cereals don't help you lose weight, fat free products in the supermarkets should be avoided, diet on the packaging generally means its full of sugar or salt, Fat free doesn't really mean fat free, margarine's are almost as bad as spreading melted plastic onto your toast.
Hey appologies for just ranting a bit, but just want to help people really know whats going on with food
Glenn (Just popping out for a macdonald's) Hill