Baby Boomer Foodies?

 

HunterGatherer_Patricia_Cherry_health_fiverr_weight_lossWhat were kids eating in the 1950’s and 60’s?

The Baby Boomers are the ones that have seen the biggest changes in history where food and diet are concerned. And the 50’s were the beginning of this change.

Foods that we take for granted now in 2015, were not around then in the UK in the 1950’s.

Among them is curry, pasta, many spices and herbs, pizza, and Chinese food. The word “takeaway” was unheard of and the only ready-made food you bought in the shops were fish and chips, which were wrapped in newspaper lined with a grease-proof bag to stop the ink from getting into the food, or pies and pasties. Ready-made cakes were now becoming more popular.

Rice was a milk pudding, bread and butter was an everyday food. We used to love rice pudding, which was made by putting about 2 oz of rice into 1 pint of milk, two tablespoons of sugar and a knob of butter. Place in the oven and cook for 90 minutes in a moderately hot oven. So it tended to be put into the oven at the same time as the meat for the Sunday roast.

Vegetables were carrots, turnip, parsnips, different types of greens and potatoes. Olive oil was kept in the medicine cabinet, and you used lard or dripping for frying. Eating raw fish would not have been considered healthy. Sushi would only have been known in Japan.

Figs and dates were something that you only ate at Christmas. Ice cream came in either vanilla or as a luxury, there would be strawberry flavour. Jelly and ice cream was a party food. Crisps were one flavour with a small blue packet of salt in the bag and was something you bought with pocket money and considered a treat. There was one type of cheese, and that was a cheddar.

Hot cross buns were eaten only on Good Friday, and you had one hollow Easter egg, on Easter Sunday morning. Milk was not pasteurised and families fought over who was going to have the cream from the top of the bottle delivered to the doorstep. My Mother used to scald the creamy milk to make clotted cream.

Food was purchased from the local shops, supermarkets were unheard of. I remember shopping with my mother, going from one type of shop to another because food was not all under the same roof.

We went to the Baker for bread, Grocer for cheese and eggs, (I can still smell it!) and the Green Grocer for fruit and vegetables. The Butcher was where you bought the meat. Shopping was a daily occurrence as we did not have a refrigerator. Milk was delivered by a milkman, which was a tradition carried on for many years and still is in some rural parts of the UK.

Sainsbury’s were the first to try out a Supermarket in the UK in 1957.

Another noticeable thing was that fruit and vegetables and some other foods, were seasonable. You would have been very surprised to find a lettuce in the middle of winter, or a turnip in the middle of summer. Strawberries were only available in May, June and July.

Apples tasted delicious. The Granny Smiths in September every year were something to look forward to, as were the cox’s apples and the russets. Crisp, fresh and tasty.

There would have been no such thing as grazing in front of the television, simply because television was rare in those days. Snacking was something that you took to work or school for midmorning.

Breakfast would have been porridge or cornflakes or toast and marmalade and sometimes an egg.

Lunch might have been sandwiches filled with meat-paste, or corned beef, or cheese or egg. Soup was popular for lunch times too. Salad would have consisted of lettuce, tomato, cucumber and maybe a little watercress. This was the time when salad cream, came into its own.

However, many working class people had the main meal of the day at lunch time (known as dinner) and such meals as cottage pie, pasties, pies, steak and kidney pudding, sausage and mash and on Sunday the proverbial roast. Chicken was a luxury and many people had this for their Christmas dinner and turkey was a rarity.

Mary, who was a child in that decade, told me of the chicken that her family had as a pet, and they had the benefit of her eggs for eating. This chicken who the family fondly called Cynthia, used to sit on her aunt’s head while she did the ironing, to the amusement of the kids in the family. One day Cynthia was missing and they never saw her again, no explanation and no sign of her anywhere. Was it coincidence that a couple of days later there was chicken for dinner? They never found out, it was the Aunt’s secret.

No home was complete without the jam, syrup, tomato sauce, brown sauce and mustard in the cupboard. There would be no other condiments, except if there was some pickle, piccalilli or home-made pickled onions.

The difference between eating then and now, is not so much the absence of sugar or processed foods, but the amount that people ate. There were no stimulating additives to make you want more!

This is a paraphrased extract from my forthcoming book, the cover you can see above.

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Do You Binge Eat?

 

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FREE 17 page Report on Binge Eating and Compulsive Eating. Do you know the difference?

Binge eating is more common that you think.

BInge eating is usually done in secret.

Binge eaters are usually near normal weight.

This last one may be a surprise to know.

Obese people are usually compulsive eaters.  Why?

A compulsive eater will usually carry on eating and just do not know when to stop, but they will usually do it in public and not feel ashamed.

A binge eater, is usually ashamed of themselves and feel out of control.

They may  also go on to become Bulimic and purge themselves by starving, or vomiting.

Have I got your attention? Want to know more? 

Just email me and request this FREE report.

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Getting the Balance Right

 

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We hear so much these days about people’s ideas of what is good to eat, and what is not.

  • Eat meat; Don’t eat meat.
  • Low Carbohydrate; Base your meal on starchy foods.
  • High protein; Too much protein is not good.
  • Eat Grains; Don’t eat grains.
  • Saturated fat is good; Saturated fat is bad.
  • No Alcohol; Have a glass of red wine every day.

So it continues. No wonder that people are confused eh?

Are you confused? Well I am here to tell you that you don’t need to be.

Look once and for all to see what suits you.

The basis of a good healthy diet is to eat only foods that have not been processed, refined, added to, adulterated in any way and organic where possible.

As soon as you do this, then your body will start to recover from all the junk that you have been putting into it.

Get used to reading labels to see what ingredients are present.

Buy as locally as possible.

Base your meals on pure food.

From there you can start to build up a way of eating that will suit you, the individual, for life.

THERE IS NO ONE DIET THAT SUITS ALL!

We all have different nutritional needs, and we need to find out what those needs are.

This way, we will keep control of our weight, age healthily and nourish our body in a way that is sustainable.

You can find out more by reading my book “Design Your Own Diet”

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This book is useful for anyone who is interested in eating in a healthy way, whether your issue is weight, Type 2 Diabetes, self-image, Nutrition, limiting beliefs or changing how you think.

It is also useful if you just want to find out how to eat to keep you healthy as you age. Ageing does not have to be negative. Don’t just sit back and take pot luck.

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Why Dont We Get It?

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WE ARE WHAT WE EAT!

WE EAT WHAT WE ARE!

Which ever way you put it, it boils down to what we eat affects our health.

But how many of us are just failing to get the message?

Are you aware that what you eat affects everything in  your body?

You probably know that it affects your heart, your weight, and your arteries.

But there is more to you than that! 

What you eat also affects your eyes. Macular degeneration can be kept at bay by eating plenty of green leafy vegetables for example.

Your brain, there is evidence that Alzeimers disease can be kept at bay by avoiding refined and junk type foods and too much sugar. 

Arthiritis. Do you know that arthritis can be kept under control by not eating wheat!

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Research it, you will be surprised what you find.

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The point is, dont just think of the obvious things that “THEY” are always telling you about. Think of the effects of a bad diet on

YOUR WHOLE BODY!

Want to find a way of eating that suits you and is healthy?

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Healthy Eating? or not?

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Healthy Eating??

Have you been told to lose weight?

Whose advice are you going to follow?

Have any of the tips in this link worked for you?

http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/Goodfood/Pages/eight-tips-healthy-eating.aspx

There is not enough room here to take up all 8 tips, so let’s just look at two that I cannot believe are there.

What do you think of this one?

Quote; “Eat the right number of calories, for how active you are, so that you balance the energy you consume with the energy you use. If you eat or drink too much, you’ll put on weight. If you eat and drink too little, you’ll lose weight. The average man needs around 2,500 calories a day (10,500 kilojoules). The average woman needs 2,000 calories (8,400 kilojoules). Most adults are eating more calories than they need, and should eat fewer calories.” Unquote.

Waow, now aint that helpful? 

I am not disputing that if we eat too much of anything, we will put on weight, as that means more calories but it is not as simple as that. This theory was taking machines into account, your body is alive and has other ideas! Are you among the people who have been doing that and it has not worked? There are all sorts of reasons why, and if you go to you-tube and look up Zoe Harcombe, she will give you the science.

Another one is;

Quote; “Base your meals on starchy foods.  Starchy foods should make up around one third of the foods you eat. Starchy foods include potatoes, cereals, pasta, rice and bread. Choose wholegrain varieties (or eat potatoes with their skins on) when you can, they contain more fibre, and can make you feel full longer.

Most of us should eat more starchy foods: try to include at least one starchy food with each main meal. Some people think starchy foods are fattening, but gram for gram they contain fewer than half the calories of fat.” Unquote.

Consider this; We have seen all the news recently about how sugar is now the arch enemy with weight management and type 2 diabetes.

But did you know that when you eat starchy foods the body converts it to sugar?

Just try a little experiment. Put a piece of bread on your tongue and see what happens.

It becomes sweet! Why? Because the moment the starch enters the body, it goes to work converting it to sugar.

I like the bit about “Some people think starchy foods are fattening!” But just because they have less calories gram for gram, does not mean anything. This is simply taking calories and nothing else into consideration at all.

If only it was that simple!

These are just two of the tips in the above link, some of them make sense, but most of them not so much.

So before you do what your leaflet from the NHS tells you to, look it up for yourself.

Have a look at my website for reading material and also download a FREE weight loss tool kit there. That will explain all about nutrients and nourishment and a whole lot else that you need to know before embarking on any weight loss regime.

Or have a look at my book on Amazon Kindle.

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Would Your Own Diet Work?

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Hi folks.

Research is finding that people who sucessfully lose weight and keep it off, are those who do it in a way to fit in with their own needs.

Just a reminder that you can learn how to make up a diet that will suit you for life.

This will:

Fit in with your own lifestyle

Include your favourite foods

And your own set of rules 

You will learn about the importance of including the right nutrients.

How counting calories is futile.

And you canJust buy the book from Amazon Kindle. The best few pounds you will ever have invested.

What have you got to lose except STRUGGLING!

THIS COULD BE YOUR FIRST STEP IN THE JOURNEY OF A THOUSAND MILES!!

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How to Design Your Own Diet.

 

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Research is finding that more people  succeed in losing and maintaining their weight when they make their own rules and find their own way to do it.

Because most diets are laid out in a way that do not take into consideration that; 

EVERYONE IS UNIQUE!

When a person can design their own diet, then they can take their own individual needs and lifestyle into consideration.

However, what they also need is the knowledge to know how to nourish themselves properly and which foods will be both healthy and suit their tastes too.

 Taking into account foods that will either encourage their weight management

For the rest of their life, not just for the duration of the diet!

So if you want to look at how you can design your own diet, read my book. 

This is a simple but effective little online course that will help you to find your way through the diet maze.

It includes;

  • Why you need to diet
  • Looking at your lifestyle and how you can choose a diet to suit that.
  • What does food mean to you?
  • How to improve your self-esteem and self-image
  • How to find the wisest way to shop.

You will be led  through finding the right advice, books to read, and

  Authors and researchers who know their stuff!

GO AHEAD AND GIVE IT A GO

WHAT HAVE YOU GOT TO LOSE EXCEPT PERHAPS SOME WEIGHT?

WHAT HAVE YOU GOT TO GAIN EXCEPT A CUNNING PLAN!

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Obesity Among Young British Women.

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Obesity among young British women is the worst in Europe.

A programme on British Television on 4th September 2014, investigated this phenomenon.

I am not going to be among those people who blame the women!

 They have had enough of that already.

The people that I would blame though are the ones who seem to be ignoring the truth!

We are constantly hearing the mantra Eat Less and Do More

If it was that simple, we would not now be in the midst of such a mess. 

There are now many studies, books and papers, showing that controlling your weight is not just about calorie counting and getting more exercise.

Do not get me wrong though.

Yes, it is healthy to be aware of your calorie intake, but not to be counting them and relying on this to control your weight.

Zoe Harcombe, Gary Taubes and John Briffa have researched this. So you can look this up for yourself.

Google it!

Also, it is healthy to keep active and to do certain exercises. But this will only tone you up and will not make you lose weight.

You have to walk a mile to burn 100 calories. Have you walked a mile lately?

Assuming that you are eating a healthy diet, then that would be the equivalent of an apple!          .

Imagine if you had a doughnut, which is laden with 400 calories, are you willing to walk 4 miles to burn that off?

And that is working under the assumption that the doughnut is the only thing you ate.

The surgeon being interviewed who was operating on these women, commented that surgery was the only answer.

Not true, my friends.

With a combination of;

  • Eating only real food, avoiding starchy, processed foods and anything with sugar in.
  • Looking at whether you could be intolerant to certain foods, or addicted to them.
  • Sorting out your beliefs and how you think

This could be the answer.

It is not easy, but it is certainly a better answer and it is a far better alternative to having your body cut up and taking away how nature designed our digestive system.

So sorry, but surgery is not the only answer.

If only the NHS and other Government bodies in other countries, would be more open to what we, the people who are working hard and have been there ourselves struggling with weight and food issues, have to say. Then we could all  move on.

But that’s politics for you!

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Losing Weight the Lazy Way?

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A Bite Counting Gadget!

 

This was reported on the Daily Telegraph on 15th August 2014

Here is the link if you want a good read.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/foodanddrink/foodanddrinknews/11036650/Bite-Counter-is-100-bites-per-day-the-secret-to-weight-loss.html

Apparently this gadget counts the number of bites you take per day because a person consumes an average of 11 calories a bite for women and 17 for men.  So you can count how many calories a day by counting your bites!

Sounds good in theory. But I don’t see this working as how will the gadget know what you are eating?

There is also an idea of a talking plate!

OK; same goes with this of course.

Why can’t Scientists concentrate on finding out more about what many-many people are finding DOES work?

Keeping an eye on your sugar and carbohydrate intake.

With all the controversy going on about low this and low that, what works, what’s ethical, and so on, they would be better putting their energy and resources into that.

What’s more, one of them could be in for the Nobel peace prize, because the person finding the answer to Obesity and its problems will surely get one.

Having said that, the answer is staring them in the face, so what I think people are really looking for,

is the lazy way to control their weight.

Because leaving out sugar, keeping your carbs low, keeping active, and changing their ways are too much like hard work!

So perhaps the Nobel peace prize will go to the person who finds how to lose weight the lazy way!

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