Ending the War on Fat

Whole foods, protein, vegetables, fruits are key – get whole foods regardless of fat content you will lose weight. Your body performs best with 3 healthy meals a day. Best to have tbls of fat with meals too – coconut oil, olive oil and clarified butter are the best sources beyond beef, chicken and pork fat. Best meal for calcium is based on bone broth. Canned Salmon also has editable bones included – very good source of good cholesterol and calcium. You can make a difference in your life one meal at a time. I’ve lost 61 pounds following these guidelines.


The taste of my childhood was the taste of skim milk. We spread bright yellow margarine on dinner rolls, ate low-fat microwave oatmeal flavored with apples and cinnamon, put nonfat ranch on our salads. We were only doing what we were told. In 1977, the year before I was born, a Senate committee led by George McGovern published its landmark “Dietary Goals for the United States,” urging Americans to eat less high-fat red meat, eggs and dairy and replace them with more calories from fruits, vegetables and especially carbohydrates.

By 1980 that wisdom was codified. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued its first dietary guidelines, and one of the primary directives was to avoid cholesterol and fat of all sorts. The National Institutes of Health recommended that all Americans over the age of 2 cut fat consumption, and that same year the government announced the results of a $150…

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3 responses to “Ending the War on Fat

  1. Congrats on losing the weight Melissa! I know it’s hard work. 😊👏

    • Thanks, Maria. Your blog inspires me to continue with my art class – one of the ways I do something instead of snack. You also inspired me to start a photo/Art blog. My next project is to organize all my photos. You’re a good friend. Thanks for all the likes on my book review blog and support for my continued journey to full health. Peace.

  2. Good to hear, Melissa. 🙂 You will have fun with your photo/art blog. I do! Thanks for reading my posts as well. 🙂

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