diamond geezer

 Thursday, March 13, 2008

The low cholesterol diet
Healthy opportunity, or nutritional hell?

Meatchicken (hurrah), turkey (happy Christmas), veal (yeah right), rabbit, Quorn, tofu (and general vegetarianism)lean beef, lean pork, lean lamb, lean mince, lean ham (OK, I get the hint), liver, kidneyfatty meat, hamburgers, streaky bacon, sausages (damn), pate, pork pies (damn), crackling, pasties, nasty fleshy tubes
Fishherring, mackerel, sardines, tuna, salmon; various white fish (I think I'll end up eating a lot out of this box)fried fish (in suitable oil), breadcrumbed fish (ditto), battered fish (ditto), shellfishchip shop fish (bloody grr and damn), fishpaste (no great loss), caviar (not bloody likely anyway)
Eggs & dairyskimmed milk (tasteless gloop), low fat cottage cheese (ugh), egg whitesemi-skimmed milk (yup), low-fat cheese (it exists?), low fat yoghurt, Edam (hmm), Camembert & Brie (ugh)full fat milk, cream, cheddar and other cheeses (bloody hell), eggs (no great loss), full fat yoghurt
Fatsnone, just none (obviously)low fat spreads (for example Flora, sponsors of arterial cloggage)butter (never touch the stuff), marge (ditto), dripping, lard, suet (no wonder our ancestors died young)
Fruit & vegalmost all fruit, almost all veg, jacket potatoes, boiled potatoes, saladolives, avocado (nah), oven chips (phew!), stir fry vegfried veg, roast potatoes (nooooo!), chip shop chips (bloody grr and damn), coleslaw, crisps (sigh)
Cerealswholemeal bread, wholegrain cereal (shut up Judith), brown rice, brown pasta, oats, porridgewhite bread, white pasta, white rice, pancakes (pancakes???), sugary cereals, plain biscuitssweet creamy biscuits, croissants, danish pastries
Sweets & spreadslow sugar jelly (how feeble does that sound?), sorbet, clicky sweetenersjam, honey, chutney, pickle, Marmite, fruit crumble (mmm), custard (hurrah!)cake (oh no, please no), pastry (sheesh), chocolate (bugger!), ice cream (sad face)
Prepared foodspasta in tomato sauce, fish pie (with mash top), fat-free souplow fat ready meals, home-made soup, packet soup, creamy pastapies (that's so unfair), quiche (I don't care), dumplings, creamy soups, mayo
Drinkswater (obviously), tea with low fat milk (phew), unsweetened fruit juice, low alcohol beer (does anybody?)coffee with skimmed milk (never touch it), low calorie hot chocolate, Ovaltine, alcoholwhole milk drinks, creamy liqueurs, coffee whiteners, melted lard in a mug (not recommended)

This is going to take a lot of getting used to...

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