Saturday, June 05, 2010

BTW anyone know of any good aussie books or websites on organic eating? Im after general info as well as recipes etc

1 comment:

Natalie said...

No I don't have anything on Aussie Organics Kazz, but I'm currently reading 2 books that are fascinating to me. The first is "The end of Overeating" by David A. Kessler. He was the head of the Food & Drug Authority in the USA, and he has blown open the facts about 'hyper-palatable' foods (the perfect mix of sugar, salt and fat) that overrides the body's natural cues to stop eating when full etc. The book covers so much more than that, but being a person who struggles to say no to processed junk food, I'm interested in the science. I'm about to start the chapter on how to break the habit.....

The other one I'm reading is "Nourishing Traditions" - The Cookbook that challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats by Sally Fallon. I got onto this idea via a NZ woman who has successfully cured her childs eczema through cutting out 'goo' foods (which are basically anything processed or with a number i.e. colours, additives, white flour etc and adding back in saturated fats in the form of animal fat, butter, cream and coconut cream. She (along with Nourishing Traditions) advocate the use of animal fats as a natural part of our diet.

They both claim that our bodies are designed for these nourishing high satiety foods, and that we eat less when we are satisfied by what we are eating.

I know personally, that my weight only started fluctuating in my late teens when I started dieting, using low fat, low carb diets.

It's all pretty interesting stuff, but I'm getting to a similar place as you with my food.

I'm trying to move our familys diet to Whole grains, veges, fruit, meat, butter, cream etc, and cutting down/out on the crisps, white bread, 'bought' biscuits and other favourites. Its tough, as I have 2 boys, one of whom is a very hungry teenager!

I'd be interested to hear your thoughts on my thoughts!