There used to be a rather unkind picture in this post of Dr Gillian McKeith and Nigella Lawson.  They were shown side by side: the picture of Nigella was flattering and that of Gillian McKeith significantly less so.

There was a an unkind caption, too, the implication being that if you wanted to look more like Nigella you would be eating the full spectrum of foods available (and I mean food, not “food-like substances”) but that you’d look significantly worse if, Like Gillian McKeith, you were a vegetarian.  That picture has now been removed by whoever originally posted it, and when I saw that it had gone I felt a little guilty at using it.

I was a vegetarian for many years.  Even followed “Dr” Gillian McKeith for a while (never occurred to me to check if she really was/is a Dr).  I stopped at a time when I had agonising knee joints and couldn’t walk.  I had a dream that I needed to eat meat and fish (really surprising: I have hated fish all my life!)  That was on a Sunday: by Wednesday I was cycling off-road in the hills.

I have admired Nigella for ages, but had been sold on the low-fat idea.  Now I know that it’s all a Big Fat Lie,, as Gary Taubes has explained, I’m free to enjoy many of Nigella’s recipes (but I will stay clear of the carbs!)

PS Only watch the Nigella’s Recipes video if you’re particularly broadminded!


If you would like to hear Gary Taubes’ ideas in detail, here is an interview with [simpleazon-link asin="0970557469" locale="us"]Dr. Joe Mercola and his Total Health Program[/simpleazon-link], on You Tube, in six parts:

  1. What If It’s All Been a Big Fat Lie? (Part 1 of 6)
  2. What If It’s All Been a Big Fat Lie? (Part 2 of 6)
  3. What If It’s All Been a Big Fat Lie? (Part 3 of 6)
  4. What If It’s All Been a Big Fat Lie? (Part 4 of 6)
  5. What If It’s All Been a Big Fat Lie? (Part 5 of 6)
  6. What If It’s All Been a Big Fat Lie? (Part 6 of 6)

And if you haven’t seen Gary, and/or don’t know about his books, check out this previous blog post of mine about Gary Taubes’ book, Why We Get Fat.

And if you want to decide for yourself:

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