Fat phobia in action

Reduced fat

Reduced fat? Who would worry about the fat in this? It’s a cracker. It’s almost all starch!

Let’s see what can be done about the real problem…

Nutrition facts


How to eat bread


If you really want to eat bread, at least put some good real food on top of it. Above: Butter, mozzarella, fried bacon and sundried tomatoes. This way you won’t need to eat as much bread until you are satisfied. Also, it’s delicious.

Let’s call it “reduced starch”.


LCHF for beginners

Diabetes Support FAIL

Why Americans are obese: Nonfat yogurt

Less sugar, more kids


  1. Dana
    I do a weekly roundup on my blog and last week I linked to a recipe for zucchini noodles. Simply put, they are zucchini sliced into ribbons on a mandoline slicer and then cooked briefly to something like a noodle consistency.

    Anyway, the owner of the blog to which I linked came over and commented to thank me for featuring her. She also remarked that zuke noodles were a great low-fat alternative to regular pasta.

    You read that right. I've had enough of a pasta addiction over the years that I was pretty sure it had no fat in it. I double-checked online, and I was wrong, but only by one gram.

    That's how insane it's gotten. One gram is high fat. Zucchini is a low-fat alternative.

  2. Dalila
    Those lovely little mini-pizzas you made strongly resemble a delicious dish called Tarte Flambée from Strasbourg in the Alsace area of France. It consists of crème fraîche, onions and bacon on a very, very thin crust. Delicious! And I'm sure much better for you than weird, reduced-fat crackers...
  3. Milton
    It's funny you mention this, because my mother bought a large tin of crackers a week ago, and on the label it announces that the crackers are "LOW IN SATURATED FAT" and "LOW IN CHOLESTEROL." And it is exactly what your title says- people have been conditioned to fear fat and cholesterol so much that any food that is naturally low in either is using it as a selling point. Perhaps the next advertizing ploy will be to market candy bars as "low in cholesterol" and therefore just as "heart healthy" as sugary, grain-based breakfast cereal.
  4. *facepalm* Dana you are so right, it's true insanity when it has finally come to this point. I do love a homemade crusty sourdough made from 48hr soaked spelt and a kefir whey sourdough starter. Oh I know, it's not convenient. Or fast. Or easy. But it IS oh so worth it for that 1 day a year when bread comes to the picture. Kind of a do it right or don't bother attitude about bread I suppose but people have such low standards when they should demand the best for themselves :) You are worth the best and nothing but the best!!! Like those delicious looking bacon/mozza/butter topped crusty rounds. Lots of fat, liiiiiiiiittle bit of bread. YUM!
  5. Funderaren
    Milton, a friend of mine imported some candy from the US. We laughed a bit at the marketing label. Our american friends here can guess the candy. (not sure if I remember the exact wording)

    1. Your low fat snack

    2. Your natural source of vitamin C.

  6. I find it ironic that I now avoid foods labeled or advertised as "low fat" when just a few months ago I saw that claim as a selling point! As I was writing yesterday on my blog, I prefer canned salmon to canned tuna partly because salmon is fat and tuna lean.
  7. Janknitz
    This is so pervasive in the American culture. Walk down a cookie aisle and almost every cookie is "low fat" or "low in saturated fats" and considered "healthy" because it has an iota of "whole grain" in it. These are marketed to our CHILDREN and are so full of sugar that it's obscene.

    I think (my personal opinion only) the surge in autsim, epilepsy, and other neurological disorders in our kids may be directly linked to the fact that these children are fed so-called healthy diets that lack adequate fat from infancy, and meanwhile they are fed unholy amounts of sugar.

  8. Kärnfrisk
    Janknitz, exactly my opinion. Lack of fat makes our children neurological sick.
  9. nn

    Lägg till den här bilden också:

    Dina engelskspråkiga läsare måste ju se hur en pastejsmörgås ska se ut!

  10. Barb
    I rejoiced over the weekend when I found full fat plain yogurt at my local grocery! I swear, the heavens opened up and I heard a choir of cherubs...or so it seemed.

    And when I think of all those years I tortured myself with trying to eat LFHC..talk about dyslexic.

  11. Check out this picture of Twizzlers candy:


    "As Always a Low Fat Candy"

    Good to know.

  12. Dr J
    I agree, the world has gone mad.

    This reminds me of when my son was three. I used to take him swimming in the evening. When we exited the pool we had to pass by a bank of vending machines - always a challenge. One evening, as we were changing after a swim, my son was trying to talk me into buying a bag of chips. He said, "but Dad, they are sugar-free", to which I replied, that it's not just about sugar. He countered, "but Dad, they also have zero trans-fat", at which point a man nearby turned and said, "I can't believe he is discussing trans fats with you!".

    You would have to live in our house to understand.

  13. Michelle
    @ Dana ,what is your blog? :) would love to check it out! Thank-you

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