Our Real Eating Disorder: Fear of Delicious Fat
Ron Rosenbaum says the 'witch hunt' is just plain wrong
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Mar 16, 2013 10:41 AM CDT
Oh, roast goose, writes Ron Rosenbaum, waxing poetic on "the crispy, golden-hued skin, the dark meat seething with juicy, fatty, flavorsome goodness."   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – Crack down on industrial, fatty junk food, the deep-fried stuff that leads to obesity, and Ron Rosenbaum is with you. But keep your hands off his roast goose, his clotted cream, and his split-shank bone marrow, thank you very much. The "hysterical crusade against fat has become a veritable witch hunt," writes Rosenbaum in the Wall Street Journal. Food prudes often lump all types of fat together as evil—apparently ignorant of the fact that eating "basic, earthy, luxuriant fatty foods" makes you feel full and thus stop eating.

Roast goose, in particular, "is a supremely succulent, mind-alteringly flavorful fatty food," he writes. And "listening to the doctors on cable TV, you might think that it's better to cook up a batch of meth than to cook with butter." Ignore them, he advises, ticking off a list of his other fatty delights, from cheesecake made with heavy cream to Peking Duck. Keep the portions moderate and dig in. Click for the full column, in which Rosenbaum picks out the title of his book if his advice catches on: Eat Fat, Stay Slim.

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Bieberforpres2016
Mar 17, 2013 1:51 PM CDT
High fructose corn syrup. Nuff said.
pg13
Mar 17, 2013 2:44 AM CDT
I say eat whatever you want at meals. I don't know any fat people who only eat at mealtime. It's the extra calories between meals that add up to obesity, I think.
paarl
Mar 16, 2013 3:56 PM CDT
proper and healthy eating is just a six letter word...ATKINS. Atkins was vilified for decades by the low fat, lettuce munching crowd...he preached the neccessity of dietary satiation in the food we eat and natural dietary fat from meats and dairy satiates our hunger and has a much lower glycemic influence. As a kid (i am 60) I remember that sour cream and meat and tuna fish were considered diet food and bread and potatoes were fattening starches....same with corn. Somehow this got inverted along with much else in the late 1960s and dietary fat became the root of all evil !!! Pure Bosh !!! at 60 I eat a diet rich in animal fat...whole milk greek yogurt and cheese and eggs (2 dozen a week) are staples...the eggs fried in bacon fat !! Yummy... Biltong...fatty South African style jerky is my snack of choice...lots of veggies in butter and luscious cheeses.....Cheap useless carbs are avoided..I do eat one type of bread....Sunflower seed bread by Wilds?rubschlager Bakery of Chicago and some scandanavian style flat/crisp bread....beef twice a week..esp cheap fatty cuts !!! ROASTED GRILLED BOILED BRAISED !!! tKS to ron rosenblum for this piece...the jihad against the proper role of animal fats in our diet has been costly Paarl of Rhodesia PS.at 60 years I am 5 9" 168 witha 32" waist and still play ice hockey and just retired from rugby !!!