In 18 years specialising in “body dissatisfaction” psychology, clinical psychologist Louise Adams has never seen as many women of all ages with food issues; food anxiety is at epidemic proportions, thanks to the ubiquitous influence of Big Diet.
Since 2005 the problem has got worse, seemingly twice as common.
There was another example of an about-turn on the BBC this week
The program is good in highlighting the difference between whole grain and 'high in fibre' - if grain has been milled, for example oats into oatmeal, then the starch is rapidly available for digestion.
But the program also seems to endorse frying food, full cream milk and so on, which recently rang alarm bells for obesity and diabetes.
If you are fit, about the right weight, and feel well, your diet is probably good for you. If you are obsessing about highly advertised 'superfoods', please watch the video and stop wasting your money.
Unprocessed food is always recommended, factory farmed produce is not, and fresh is best.
If I had to choose between the various types of 'scientific evidence' I'd favour the demographic - if a huge population prospers for decades with a specific diet - it is healthy :)
If food corporations are spending a fortune on advertising - it means the product has a huge profit margin for them - that's all.
The NHS website is still a trove of good advice and knowledge.
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