• Kanika Chauhan

Eat Fat to Lose Fat

For years now, people have been eating low-fat diets and the funny thing is we have gotten progressively fatter and less healthy. Whoever said low-fat diets were healthy, and more importantly, why does eating less fat mean you’ll be less fat? In an attempt to keep this easy to understand, as most of what you read and hear is complicated, confusing, and contradictory, I’m going to be direct, to the point, and explain things in a way that most people can understand. Where to start??? Well, I’ve done some research on this and have found little or no science to copy the claims that eating less fat will keep you trim. I have also found many examples that dismiss this idea. For example, the French eat significantly more fat than we do Americans while there obesity AND disease and illness rates are quite a bit lower. Another example is the Alaskan Eskimos. They consume the maximum amount as 70% of their calories from fat (whale blubber and fish) and that they have one among rock bottom rates of a heart condition within the world – until they come to the US and eat like us! Before I cover other examples I’d like to talk about some the reasons why the “low-fat diet” is not only making us fatter but also killing people faster than you can imagine! Does that shock you? If so, do I have news for you! Ok… here are just a few reasons: Eating less fat means you've got to eat more protein or carbs and most of the people find yourself eating more carbs Dietary fat is extremely slow-burning within the body so once you replace the fat with faster burning carbs you tend to feel less energetic, risk burning muscle tissue, and wreak havoc on your metabolism and hormones because your blood sugar is sort of a roller coaster. Dietary fats supply a number of the simplest, and most stable sources of energy. So if you would like to feel good all day long, you would like to form sure you're getting enough fats and therefore the right types. The physical body needs fat just to function properly, including optimal health. Certain amounts of fat are necessary for correct hormone production. If hormone production is off so will your metabolism be? Hormones regulate many things within the body including your ability to create and maintain muscle tissue, which is liable for an outsized portion of your energy expenditure. In simple terms, muscle burns calories 24 hours a day and if you eat low fat or no-fat diet you will have a hard time building and maintaining muscle. So to sum things up… If you want to lose weight and be healthy – DON’T eat a low-fat diet! You would have to be insane to after learning the truth about dietary fats. If you have doubts or questions please do some research and you will be amazed at what you will find out. In the meantime, go eat some healthy fats!

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