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ITV junk food experiment

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by Flora123, Mar 19, 2019.

  1. Flora123

    Flora123 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Anyone watched this. Just catching up on the 27th Feb with Michael Mosley. I’m halfway through and not a mention of carbs yet. Very disappointing and one of the “guinea pigs” has two parents with T2

    Edited to add first (brief) mention of carbs was 43mins in.
     
    #1 Flora123, Mar 19, 2019 at 9:37 PM
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    ringi Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    The worce combination is processed food that is high in both fat and carbs.
     
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    Flora123 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Just finished watching and literally only one mention of carbs. So disappointing. I never ate junk food but still got T2 which although I followed a healthy plant based diet, it was heavier in low GI carbs.
     
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    DavidGrahamJones Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Just been reading about it at https://www.itv.com/presscentre/ep1week9/junk-food-experiment. I'm not sure if carbs is what the program is about, just junk food in general. Carbs are obviously part of the equation but I probably need to see the programs. I think fats and sugars are much easier to target and easier for the general population to understand, this is TV after all and dummed down to make for easy consumption. As much as us carb avoiders avoid carbs, there's going to be a lot who can't go without them and have no ill effects. My wife is a classic example, can't have a meal without carbs, she has perfect cholesterol levels, HDL/LDL/Trigs and excellent BG levels. I wonder if it's genetic?
     
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    Flora123 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    No it wasn’t about carbs it is just the fact everything was calories and fat but no mention at all of carbs. A perfect time to educate was lost. I think I’m a bit sensitive in the fact I followed a Wholefoods plant based diet and am
    Slim yet succumbed to T2. One of the participants had T2 in the family so it would have been a great opportunity to at least mention carbs.
     
    #5 Flora123, Mar 20, 2019 at 5:46 PM
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    DavidGrahamJones Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    It could have been but I get the impression that they don't want to rock any boats. It's much easier for them to talk rubbish which is accepted, than anything else, even if we know better, our voice doesn't count.
     
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    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Expert
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    Thing is, in my view, most of these programmes are for those, settling into their sofas on a workday evening, to pass some time before whatever takes their fancy for drama at 9pm. Their audience is there to be entertained, as much as anything.

    It is a shame, but how, in an hour, do you get these big messages across, when for most folks, post diagnosis, there is a period of denial, then a requirement for a suspension of belief (about wholemeal, calories and particularly fats), before any form of embracing occurs.

    (Full disclosure, I haven't been able to cath up with the programme yet, so my response in clearly a generalisation, based on apparently similar programmes in the past.)
     
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