As loyal readers know, Nanny's health advice wrt many things is being disproved on a daily basis.
Hot on the heels of the debacle over her advice about eating less fat, Lord McColl (emeritus professor of surgery at Guys Hospital in London) has weighed in (see the pun there?) and said that low fat diets and exercise are pointless for those wanting to lose weight and obese people should simply eat less.
Lord McColl warned that current health advice to avoid fat was ‘false and misleading’ and was fuelling the obesity epidemic. He noted that exercising was useless against the huge levels of calories from carbohydrates and sugars that people are now consuming.
Quoted by the Telegraph he laid into our chums from Nice:
“In the UK the Department of Health and Nice (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) maintains for many years that the obesity epidemic was due to lack of exercise.
It’s a pity that the 500 people employed by Nice didn’t think to go into the gymnasium get on a machine and exercise to see how few calories you actually burn off.
One can pedal away on one of those machines for half an hour and only two or three hundred calories are burned up. One has to run miles to take a pound of fat off.
The whole subject has been bedevilled by all sorts of theories about the course of the obesity; genetics, epigenetic, psychological disturbances. None of them is the cause of the obesity epidemic.
One fact remains. It is impossible to be obese unless one is eating too many calories.”
He noted that eating fat was important because it kept people feeling fuller for longer, and advised overweight people to start adding fat into their diet.
“Fat enters the small intestine and greatly delays the emptying of the stomach.There you go, what have I been telling you for years on this site?
As the stomach emptying is delayed it gives the feeling that one has had enough to eat. Later when the fat has been absorbed the stomach then starts to empty again, It’s a beautifully balance mechanism which tends to prevent us from eating too much and prevents us from getting obese.”
It is also worth noting that low fat foods are not low calorie.
The manufacturers add sugar, in order to make up for the lack of flavour caused by removing the fat.
In other words those people who buy low fat foods, in the belief that they will help them lose weight, are being conned by both Nanny and the manufacturers!
Time for a class action!
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