“What we're learning now is that natural traditional saturated fats like butter, lard, the fats in beef or chocolate, don't do anything bad for you—in fact—the main thing they do is raise HDL, which is the so-called good cholesterol.”
“In fact, I lost 25lbs going from a no-fat, vegan diet—beans and rice and vegetables—to real foods, fish, poultry and butter and so on.”
Catching up on some websites, I came across an page about real food and it doesn't surprise me. I was my slimmest when my Great Aunt Freddie (yes, her real name) lived with us, and she fed us what could be considered “country food,” which meant heavy meats, fried chicken, real butter (and none of this “margarine” crap), cream, gravies (thick brown gravy, milk gravy (made with full milk—none of this “skim” or “2%” crap) and what not), mashed potatoes (not this “smashed” crap) and vegetables cooked with saltpork.
And it reminds me of this bit from the movie Sleeper:
Dr. Melik: [puzzling over list of items sold at Miles' old health-food store ] … wheat germ, organic honey and … tiger's milk.
Dr. Aragon: Oh, yes. Those are the charmed substances that some years ago where thought to contain life-preserving properties.
Dr. Melik: You mean there was no deep fat? No steak or cream pies or … hot fudge?
Dr. Aragon: [chuckling ] Those were thought to be unhealty … precisely the opposite of what we now know to be true.
Dr. Melik: Incredible!