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Be the Woman You Want to Be by Elisabeth Wilson, Infinite Ideas

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68. Eat fat

Shops are full of low-fat everything, from cookies and cakes to yoghurt and tofu. In fact, the body desperately needs fats, but only the right kind will do.

Fat has practically become a four-letter word, certainly a feminist issue and definitely public enemy number one. But the new thinking is that fat is your friend – so embrace it. There’s one small catch – you must make sure that it is the right kind of fat.

We have a complex about fat. So ingrained is the message of how fat clogs up our arteries, increases our apple-shaped girths, sends our risk of heart disease soaring and is linked to the hooded claw that is cholesterol. The expression ‘a moment on the lips a lifetime on the hips’ was probably specifically invented for ...

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