Although fat is twice as kilojoule-dense as carbohydrates and protein, it’s brainless to avoid it altogether because you’ll just want to eat a whole horse, saddle and all. Fats keep you fuller for longer because they stop your stomach from emptying too quickly. Your body must get some fats to function properly. About a third of our kilojoule intake should come from fat. Too little fat in the diet can result in dry skin, wounds not healing properly, reduced immunity function and vitamin deficiencies. Plant fats (found in olive oil, nuts and avocados) and omega-3 fats (from oily fish like sardines, mackerel and salmon) are good sources of essential fats. There’s even evidence suggesting that omega-3s can help with weight loss.
The long-term health effects of such diets are uncertain. What is certain is that getting most of your daily kilojoules from high-protein meat, eggs and cheese isn’t a balanced diet. Downside number one: too much fat increases your risk of heart disease. Downside number two: too little fruit, vegetables and wholegrains can lead to constipation from lack of dietary fiber and a greater risk of certain forms of cancer.
When you first begin planning your party you can start to explain to your child how important it is that all the guests enjoy themselves. Very young children can learn to say hello and welcome their guests when they arrive.
For a more intimate and involved-in-the-moment picture, get down to the level of your subjects. Make sure your lens is at the same height as the children’s eyes.
There are actually 600 types of strawberries. None are as sweet and alluring as the plant City Strawberries. These strawberries are so flavorful that they don’t need to be drowned in whipping cream. Just a bowl of strawberries alone or a handful in a snack bag to bring to work is all you need. Why take a plump, juicy strawberry that’s totally healthy and ruin it with cake and ice cream. Those fatty additions give strawberry shortcake a bad rap.
A related myth is that nuts are packed with fat, so should be avoided by anyone trying to lose weight. The truth is that nuts, in small amounts, can be part of a healthy weight-loss program because they contain unsaturated fats, which don’t clog your arteries. Portion size is crucial, however, so don’t devour a kilogram of roasted cashews on automatic pilot while watching the game on a Saturday afternoon. If you can’t stop at a handful, rather sprinkle nuts over salads or put them in stir-fries. And unsalted nuts are healthier and less more-ish.
First, it’s elitist. And, frankly, rude. Because we live in a country where we can have ANYTHING We want to eat, we have the luxury of picking our food path. Most of the world cannot say that. Most of the world would give its eyeteeth for what we throw Out. Most of the world would not dream of reading a label–just hand me the can opener! Our self-righteous rejection of this or that food–particularly when it is offered in a social situation–would be rude beyond belief anywhere but here.