Australian Men's Fitness

Remember when you first heard fat was bad?

Probably not – it’s been drilled so deep into nutritional dogma that it’s hard to tell exactly when fat became public enemy No 1. A good place to start is the 1980s, when the US National Academy of Sciences told the world that everybody should go on a low-fat diet. Butter, yoghurts and oils were suddenly on par with arsenic, and carbs quickly filled the gaps left by fat. Soft, fluffy foods became healthy substitutes for anything greasy and men began worrying if their Foreman grills had enough tilt. Funny thing is, this mass carb-loading overlapped perfectly with the rising obesity boom. Keep reading to appreciate

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