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Don't you get fed up of all the bad-food-news?

I don't wanna be negative or step on anyone's toes here... But I get fed up of constantly hearing on the news and TV etc all the negativity about everything we eat! Sugar is bad. Carbs are bad. Meat is bad. Dairy is bad. Gluten is bad. Processed is super bad. Fats are bad! Jeezus!

From everything being said you would think hey-ho, let's just live on green leafy veg then. But nope. Even they (and all fruits and veg) come up as bad too. Because they have all been sprayed multiple times with pesticides.

So you really can't win!

For me personally... I've lost a lot of weight eating all the fatty, sugary, processed, high-carb type foods we are constantly told to avoid.

I enjoy watching programs like The Truth About... I do. But I think it all goes a bit too far! Of course we all want to be healthier and eat foods that we enjoy without dangerous health side effects! But we only have so much control over what we choose. And not many of us can start our own farm! (I am currently trying to grow my own potatoes lol).

So I think it all gets a bit much and will drive us loopy if we take everything we read and hear as gospel! I for one am just going to buy the food I buy and enjoy it and do my part for my health by trying not to get obese again.

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I agree CrimsonMama, Whats good this week is deemed bad next week. 🤔

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I don't think much has changed. This sort of rhetoric has been going on all my life. It's not just food though, as we're force fed mostly bad news by the media in a continuous torrent.

I find it helps to try and stay away from using .com websites as they are often just opinions and those opinions are normally driven by what someone or some group is trying to sell you... whether that's an idea or a product.

Not a perfect solution but I find that using .org and .edu sites to be more informative and even then you need to look at their sources of information and the context in which they're collating the data.

The worry for me, about all the information and disinformation, is that people stop looking for the truth. Science and understanding as to how are body works is coming along at a faster and faster rate and the concern, as I see it, is that people are going to be too weary to notice when good things come along. With my conspiracy hat on, I wouldn't be surprised if that's what vested interest big business aims to do.

Anyway, I'm off to start my own farm ;)

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Even the .org and .edu "research data" coming from the universities etc. is usually biased - it is their sources of funding you need to look at.

It is the same with the .gov information and advice... you find that the board or committee are Kellogs, Coco-cola, Unilever etc.

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Agreed. More detailed than what I said but intrinsically the gist of what I was trying to say.

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What I super idea. I know you grow some stuff and your cherry harvesting is ledgendary. May be some hens/ quail and before you know it....

It got me thinking about that 70's TV prog The Good Life. I don't want to get anaylitcal here, but it strikes me that programme was as much about taking personal responsibility as it was about 'dropping out!

I'm sure that our concern and eventual exasperation with the media and the next fad diet is another expression of personal responsibility. We want to do the best for ourselves and the people and things we hold dear. CrimsonMama has a point, it's exhausting keep up with the latest research, be it flawed, sponsored or just plain lies, we get burnt out.

I think having fears about food is a long standing fear and expressing our fears is the first step in challenging them. I hope we all keep on questioning though, whenever we can.

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OH wants hens but she's often house minding for people who have them so we get quite a few. They seem a bit of a bother to me. If we had more space then maybe.

Loved The Good Life and Felicity Kendal was my first crush :) It may well have been about being responsible.

Always questioning. I still question the efficacy of lchf. On the face of it I appear to be doing well but I'd have to give it a year or more before I begin to believe that it's really been helping me 'stay sane'.

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🙂 I think FC was a crush for many young men!

I find the idea of never eating chocolate again a step too far, so I suppose I am not a complete LCHF convert. Do you think your current menu is supporting your cycle training? I think I am getting there with mine.

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Whenever you read or hear something on the News, ask yourself where have they got their information from and why are they telling you. Do your own research. And make up your own mind! 😊

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Agree one of the reasons I prefer calorie counting is that I can eat all sorts but not in excess. I miss all of the above I love carbs and sugar and fat 😂

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A few years back water was bad for you as well :D

If you listen to everything you would never eat or drink anything ever again :D

Totally agree with IndigoBlue61 do your own research and make your own mind up :)

Wishing you all the best :)

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The NHS website has a section on "Health news" with a sub-section called "Food and diet".

Recent research is assessed and an objective account given (quite easy to understand, I find!) They also look at how the findings have been presented in the press (only the UK press, though) I find this very helpful.

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Is this the “Behind the Headlines” section? Looks interesting thank you 😊

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Yes, it gets a bit silly. Apparently, everything is bad for you and we should all live on dofu and skimmed milk.

Just bear in mind that journalists, mostly, have no scientific qualifications and don't understand the science press briefs that they're given. 90% of the time they get completely the wrong end of the stick (by accident), or just make stuff up because it fills some column-inches (or, occasionally, because that's what their editor has instructed them to do).

As IndigoBlue61 said: do your own research, and don't take these reports at face value. Often the underlying experiment doesn't actually show what the journalist (or even the experimenter) thinks that it does.

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If the whole world gave up maize, wheat, rice and potatoes (or even cut down a bit) we would have to re-educate and re-equip world agriculture.

Perhaps we could divert the Nile and turn the Sahara Desert into a market garden?

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