A 20-something Australian journalist decided to spend a week eating the way her grandmother did in 1964: eggs and bacon for breakfast, white bread and baked beans for lunch; and, for dinner, meat, three veg (one always potato) and dessert.
At the end of the week, she was glad it was over. She was also down a kilo (2.2 pounds.)
What she learned: Her grandmother never snacked. She cooked and baked all her own food, ate smaller portions, and smoked.
And what did Grandma find when she spent a week trying sushi, red velvet cake, constant snacking, and mega-portions? “By the end of the week, I’m relieved to have finished,” she reported.
But she did enjoy the red velvet cake, which she added to her baking repertoire.