Some time ago, a friend popped round for coffee. In the kitchen, she slips me a packet of “Pasta Mug Shot” with her cup. Mug shot pasta hey pasta you make in a cup! Genius! Less than 1% fat, 17 ingredients and ready in five minutes. So that’s dipotassium phosphate, mono and di-glycerides of fatty acids anyone?
And then well because I couldn’t let it pass and because my friend has thyroid “issues”, has struggled with yo-yo dieting for years, is constantly counting calories and always hungry, is always on a diet and always gaining weight, I said: “Please don’t eat that cr@p”
“But it’s low fat” she replied, eyes narrowing. And just like that I found myself in full blown paleo mode (some might say rant) – (it happens when you are passionate :p) It began something like this: do you know what you are eating, is it even real? do you know how much sugar food manufacturers use to create taste in low fat food, do you know what dried glucose syrup means on your packet; do you understand the effect of insulin on you body……” (Note to all: please rest assured I have since then reworked and reworded my paleoista speech!)
“Yes well” she replied, lips pursed together “it’s whatever works for you”
Pasta Mug Shot! classic, er……… is it me?