PhilAJ wrote: See this is where I start to get confused – because of not being a nutritionist, and not fully understanding how food stuffs break down etc etc, its confusing. I guess I probably just need someone to say; Eat this – Dont eat that; without having to understand the chemistry behind it.
The problem starts when you look at 3 different Diet plans and they all say something slightly different. (see my other post in Rsearch Section; “Confused by the Research and Advice”
The easiest way to find out nutritional info is on the pack. Look for the per 100g stats. 4g per 100g of sugar is 4% sugar. Nice and simple and easy to compare foods and work out what you’ll consume per serving. For foods that don’t have labels like fresh veg, you can use http://nutritiondata.self.com/ to get a rough idea of these figures.
If you were a nutritionist, you’d be telling people to eat low-fat, high-carb diets based around the food pyramid that crank up inflammation and lead to everything from diabetes to cancer. You’re lucky you haven’t been brainwashed like those hacks. There’s plenty of info all other the web to learn about nutrition, but if you don’t want to, just following the protocol here should suit you fine. I like reading about it more as a hobby and to help me decide what to eat when I’ve recovered 🙂