It's argued that because of our diet, we are all likely to develop metabolic syndrome. The most obvious pointer to future health problems is loss of weight control. That signals the danger of developing type two diabetes.
This breakfast is 2gm Carbs,
35gm fat, and 30gm protein.
Obesity is the result of hormone disequilibrium, particularly involving insulin, and driven by the excessive intake of carbohydrates (not saturated fats). Try to understand that your weight is controlled by your hormones, and that you can easily control your hormones by how you choose to eat. That, quite simple, new knowledge, makes the weight problem both understandable and repairable. What you eat and how you eat makes a big difference.
That's why what you have for breakfast is important. For 50 or 60 years we've been told that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and that we should avoid fat for breakfast. So trying to be healthy, we eat cereals with low fat milk and margarine on toast. The advice is wrong, and it's making us fat.
My breakfast is usually bacon and an egg plus something else, today it's black pudding, but it might be tomatoes or lambs fry, or liver, or ox kidney, or chicken livers.
Once I believed that eating fat made you fat, and caused heart disease. I now know that is wrong. When people told me that their hormones made them fat, I used to laugh, thinking them mistaken. In fact your hormones DO make you fat, particularly in the way insulin and leptin respond in your body. I was wrong. Most (all) of us have been taught how to be healthy, in ways that turn out to be faulty. Hormones influence your weight, BUT you can control hormone response with good knowledge. Hormones also make you regain your normal weight. Understanding how your hormones work is important.
When you awake in the morning, you are burning fat, having not eaten for several hours. If you don't eat breakfast, or you eat nothing sweet and no carbohydrates, you will keep burning fat until next time you eat. You'll find that the fat in the breakfast I suggest takes away your hunger. There's no need to have anything for morning tea.
So now we come to lunch. Can you have lunch without creating a great insulin spike, and turning on glucose burning again? I find that very often that's possible. Here's a typical lunch for myself. Soup, made using real meat bones and vegetables as a stock. A little carbohydrate, one slice of bread and butter, or two rye-bread biscuits and cheese. And a tin of sardines or tuna, but on this day I've got some chicken bites. Finish off with a piece of fruit and a cup of tea.
On many days, once you understand the principle, you can keep burning fat all day until the evening meal. Avoid sugar and avoid carbohydrates. Then at the evening meal have what you would normally eat, avoiding sugar of course. Try to limit or eliminate pasta and bread and potatoes, but you don't need to be religious about it, ask for a smaller helping. Mostly, eat what everyone else is eating. Insulin will turn on, and for a few hours you'll burn glucose. Go for a walk after the evening meal is you want to ease some of it away.
Three hours after that meal, fat burning will switch on again, if you can avoid having a biscuit or a cake for super. Go to bed contented and you'll burn fat all night, and be slimmer in the morning.