While I was in the waiting room I watched the CCTV. I had to sit through five minutes of tongue-biting, while I saw and heard the 'truth' about cholesterol and saturated fat.
The familiar old drivel! Cholesterol causing heart disease and weight gain; saturated fat being the enemy and we should eat margarine instead of butter! So out of date, you might expect to find it in a museum. I just cannot understand why supposedly learned professionals either don't know about, or will not accept, all the evidence to the contrary where fat is concerned. It makes me seethe to hear false information being given to lay-people who don't know, and who accept what they are told as if it were some kind of religious sermon. I fear we won't ever win this battle. So much so I am considering giving up trying to help people, and just going my own way; thus avoiding being laughed at when I try to help. Except that I get even more angry, when I see or hear of someone with an obvious obesity problem complaining; they have done everything they can; tried every diet know to man, only to be told by their doctors that they have no will-power. It's their own fault, and they need gastric surgery.
Only yesterday morning, I learned the NHS is considering this surgery as the only solution, to prevent patients consuming too may calories; regardless of age too! What's wrong with these people? Blithely going about their business, hacking people's insides about, in service to the calories in = calories out bunkum! So much money is being wasted, because they won't swallow their pride and admit they got it all wrong! it's criminal, is what it is!
Cheers and a Merry Christmas to everyone, even if we can't have our mince-pies; and sugar free sweets, because the Medical Establishment is saying that artificial sweeteners will kill us!