The research conducted by the
Cheese Board uncovered that as well as cutting out high fat
foods such as cakes and crisps, people also admitted to cutting down
on, bread, potatoes, and pasta. Dairy based products seem to be hit
the hardest however with 49% cutting down on cheese and 1 in 10 also
denying themselves milk and yoghurt leaving their calcium intake
Even though nearly a quarter said
they missed cheese the most when on a diet almost 1 in 5 said they
wouldn't even allow themselves low fat alternatives that would
enable them to get the calcium they needed without jeopardising
their weight loss.
This research has once again
highlighted that Brits are still falling for fad diets rather than
committing themselves to a healthy yet balanced eating plan. The
importance of eating across all food groups has been emphasised for
years, and yet it seems it is something we are still struggling
Is it because of the varied
media reports about what we should and shouldn't eat?
Is it a desperate need to be
thinner at any cost?
Or are we genuinely still
unaware of our nutritional needs?
Find out more on
British Cheese Board website and why not tell
us about what you eat in our forum area. We have a weight loss
thread active now -
click here - to join in.
February 2008 -
Peterborough UK Community Website