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Why do we say fat is not the culprit

It’s likely that you’ve heard or read it somewhere.  Your nutritionist is an advocate of it, and those who’ve tried it would tell you they were shocked to see that it actually works.  “Fat is great for weight-loss”

 

Being pretty disbelieving about the whole thing and coming from a family with high cholesterol levels I had to try it myself.  With my eyes barely open in the morning my day starts with 2 teaspoons of full fat butter (that’s 80% fat, unsalted).  Our nutritionist’s diet consists of eggs, nuts, olive oil, ext.  The results-more energy, the degree of satiety is an amazing change after always being hungry and craving for nasty foods, and all of a sudden what the scale says couldn’t bother me any less.

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Still not swayed? Check out these points from an article Don’t Blame Fat in Time Magazine

 

  1. In the US (one of the fattest countries in the fat world) Americans were told to cut back on fat to lose weight and prevent heart disease.
  • It’s changed business; artificial ingredients are taking the place of fat in packaged foods.
  1. New research suggests that it’s the over-consumption of carbs, sugar, and sweeteners that is mainly responsible for the epidemics of obesity and Type 2 diabetes.
  • You’ll find these nasties in foods like diet rice cakes (we know…shocking), hidden sugars, pasta and here’s why: the cause changes in blood chemistry and that encourage the body to store calories as fat and intensify hunger making the victory to the weight-loss battle even more challenging.
  1. According to research carb intake seems to increase the small, sticky particles that appear linked to heart disease.
  2. A 2013 study in the New England Journal of Medicine found that a diet rich in polyunsaturated fat and monounsaturated fats significantly reduced the risk of major cardiovascular events.
  3. Simple carbs like bread and corn may not look like sugar on your plate, but in your body that’s what they get converted to when digested
  4. “Hunger is the death knell of any weight-loss program” and with the next statement, we couldn’t agree more “A low fat, low calorie diet doesn’t work”
  • Sugars stimulate the production of insulin, which causes fat cells to o into storage overdrive.
  • Fewer calories are left to fuel the body-we start to feel hungry, and metabolism begins to slow in effort to slow energy.
  • Our cells become resistant to insulin and there we go…gaining even more weight, which only increases insulin resistance in a vicious cycle.
  • Obesity, Type 2 Diabetes, high triglycerides and low HDL (Good cholesterol levels) could all follow.
  • “You wouldn’t give lactose to people who are lactose intolerant, yet you give carbs to people who are carb intolerant”

 

These are but to name a few facts in the article. It just makes sense.