Our expert says:
You are really confused and I am sorry about that because if you click on 'Diet' at the top of this page and then on 'Weightloss' and 'Balanced diet', you can check out an example of a balanced, low-fat slimming diet. Compare this with what you are eating and you will see that you are actually on the right track, except for cutting out dairy - this is one of the most common mistakes people make when they are told to 'eat a low-fat diet'. You as a woman still need at least 3 cups of low-fat or fat-free milk or yoghurt a day to ensure that you ingest sufficient calcium (1200 mg per day). The difference between omega-6 and omega-3 is that we get sufficient omega-6 from a normal western diets from vegetable oils like the olives you have in the evening (you can also have a teaspoon of olive oil even when slimming!). On the other hand we don't eat enough omega-3 fatty acids which are found in fish, and omega-3 enriched foods (certain breads, milk, eggs, etc), so the idea is to relax about your omega-6 intake and eat fish 2-3 times a week. I do not agree with your Paed about children working in weekly cycles as this is not based on sound scientific theory. Human beings, even small ones after they have been weaned, are omnivores so we and our digestive systems are equipped to eat protein, starch, veggies, fruit, fats, etc, etc, together. The food compartmentalisation idea pops up every now and then, but it is really not necessary and will complicate your life and that of your children even more.
Hope this helps a bit.
Try and relax about your diet and stick to the sensible approach like buying low-fat options.
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