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While this may or may not come to pass, one thing is certain: targeting a single nutrient will not be enough to tackle obesity unless it is accompanied by other, less-debated measures. To secure change, everyone must play their part: government; health professionals; food manufacturers; schools; parents; all grocery retailers; restaurants and takeaway owners.
As a supermarket we want to make a positive contribution and believe there are some key areas which can make a significant impact. First, fully-monitored targets for the reduction of sugar and other nutrients such as saturated fat through product reformulation can have real impact.
This should be combined with clear, consistent guidelines from Government on portion sizes. There have been some great successes in this area, which shows what can happen if everyone is committed. In each of the past two years we have removed more than 2, tonnes of sugar from our own-brand soft drinks.
We urge the Government to introduce monitored targets, applicable to all, to tackle obesity in this way. Secondly, as food retailers we must ensure we price and promote products responsibly.
Last week we announced the phasing out of multi-download promotions on products including confectionery, biscuits, soft drinks and crisps — part of our broader goal to phase out all multi-download grocery promotions by August Thirdly, we want to see mandatory traffic-light labelling showing how much fat, saturated fats, sugar and salt are in any product, where red is high, amber medium and green low.
This is already the case for supermarket own-brand products, but it needs to be the case for the branded products we sell too which do not carry the same labelling and for all food bought in restaurants and takeaways.
This would provide customers with the consistency they need to make informed choices wherever they download their food. We could go further to include labelling on free sugars which covers any added sugars but EU regulation currently prevents us from doing so.
There is also scope to tighten legislation to prevent misleading health claims on products. But it is not just about the calories going in.
The final part of the obesity equation is about the calories being expended. Many children lead increasingly sedentary lives with time spent exercising — in and out of the playground — decreasing. I suspect I've had high blood sugar since high school, which would explain my lack of energy, severe headaches, rage when I didn't eat at regular times, constant hunger, bad skin, and inability to loose weight, despite walking every day and eating a low fat diet.
I was doing it wrong, as I've found out - cutting out the meat and fat for a while there, I was practically a vegetarian, and the fattest I've ever been , and eating a ton of pasta, rice, bread, and other garbage. Carbs make you fat, but I had been fooled by the low-fat advice being dished out in the 80s and 90s.
Interestingly, my doctor never mentioned changing my diet when all of this was happening. I had to do all this research myself to really understand how to get better. Look, low-carb diets may not work for everyone my husband is one of those, unfortunately, at least in the short term, but we're going to persevere, since undoing years of damage probably doesn't happen in a few months but for me, it's been an absolute godsend.
I finally feel like I'm in control of my health and my body.
I feel lucky that I found this out now, before developing Type 2 Diabetes, but kind of gutted that I didn't find it out ten years ago before destroying my gall bladder with my carb-laden diet. Since cutting out carbs, increasing my consumption of meat, good fats, and veges, and upping my exercise to an hour and twenty minutes a day, I've lost quite a lot of weight and feel so much better.
Incidentally, when I got my eyes checked last time, my prescription didn't change. That's the first time in more than ten years that I haven't had to go up a strength. Not surprising, given that high blood sugar causes macular degeneration.
I guess my only quibble with this book is the lack of an easy-to-follow low-carb diet plan.
I'm already following the diet recommended in Wheat Belly, so it wasn't a problem for me, but I think for others who are just learning about how terrible sugar and carbs are for you only the causes of most Western disease, including diabetes, colon cancer, breast cancer, gall bladder disease, PCOS, Alzheimers and a host of other nasty nasty things , it would be nice to have it laid out for you.
O'Connell does talk about specific high intensity workouts that yield great results in terms of improving insulin sensitivity, so I'll give him points for that. I'll admit that the first few weeks on this diet were a bit challenging in terms of figuring out what to eat, but now that I've been on it for a few months, it's so easy.
It's easy and good, and I never feel deprived, which is the key to sticking with this lifestyle. I don't feel hungry much either.