Still having egg whites, low fat peanut butter and sugary nonfat lattes or fat free yogurt? Read on to learn why you should consider ditching the low fat and low cholesterol diet trend once and for all.
This post was originally a guest post I wrote for fellow dietitian Kath’s blog. It was a big hit over on her site, so now that a couple years have passed, I thought it was worth re-sharing over here for those of you that missed it! Enjoy!
Why the Low Fat and Cholesterol Diet Craze was a Huge Fail
A lot of my readers, friends, and AnneTheRD nutrition clients have asked how my own diet (and by diet, I simply mean what I eat, not being on a diet) has changed since learning more about nutrition. Honestly, I tell them? I eat more fat.
More fat, you say? But isn’t that supposed to be bad for us? Well… not necessarily.
During the 1980s, there were a couple major reports that came out that would alter the way Americans ate and kick off the low-fat and anti-cholesterol craze that I’m su…