Sunday, May 2, 2010

Plate of carbs

We don't eat out that often any more.  Not so much because we don't like to eat out but that we like eating at home so much better.

OK - in some ways I am a bit nutty about what we eat and it is much easier to know what we are eating if I cook it.  Most importantly -- I love to cook.

Anyway - we went out to brunch today.  It was good...but out of the 4 items on my plate, 3 of them were carbs/sugars.  And then we wonder why we gain weight? Have diabetes, heart disease and are getting sicker as a society?

So, here is a picture of brunch. Toast, potatoes pan fried, scrambled eggs with portobello mushrooms, spinach and apple smoked bacon and fruit.  The little white bowl has butter (yea! not crappy margarine or weird spread).   And, thanks to the lovely waitress (Grace, I believe?) who brought me cream for my coffee. YUM!

She was sweet enough to spend a little time with us discussing food, fat and how she prefers cream in her coffee as well.  I will at some point do up a post on why fat is good.

In the mean time, there is enough evidence now that carbs not fat is more dangerous to your heart. This Scientific American article ( has some great points and if you have time it is a quick read.  The highlights?  In the past 30 years, Americans have followed the government directives to eat less saturated fat.  And since that time: "obesity rate(s) ... have doubled, diabetes has tripled, and heart disease is still the country's biggest killer."  The ooops? well.. apparently "investigators picked the wrong culprit".  Umm.... yeah. thanks a lot.

Now, I'm not saying we don't have good researchers or that scientist aren't trying to provide the best information available.  Having read Gary Taubes "Good Calories Bad Calories", I now know that the information provided by the public health authorities / goverment / media is based on a scientific bias to prove that fat is bad.  Read the book! Until then - here is a good synopsis of the scientific bias data in Taubes' book:

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