Just wondered if anyone else experiences the same confusion about food as I do?
I'm doing Slimming World right now and there is no doubt it focuses the mind and leads to weight loss. But when I look at the ingredients on some of the 'free food' (i.e. Dried pasta sauces, mug shots etc) they contain ingredients which we are told elsewhere are bad, lead to weight gain, and in some cases can have very unpleasant effects on the body.
As another example, fat free natural yoghurt is free, but the ingredients show an 8% sugar content. Surely that is nowhere near as good as milk? And how about things like cracker breads. They contain added sugar, salt and all manner of bits that don't sound appealing. Isn't a slice of homemade whole meal bread better for you?
I just find the whole thing totally confusing and demoralising.
Is it a case of finding what works best for you as an individual?
Reading articles such as this one in the Guardian adds to the confusion theguardian.com/society/201... especially when it appears to make perfect sense.
I guess like many on here I do not overeat, snack very little (no Easter eggs, take away twice per month, no sugary drinks etc) and take regular exercise, but face this constant battle with weight.
Sorry for the rant, hope you dint mind. Wondered what others thoughts are and how/if you overcame the confusion?