Read almost any popular diet book or government nutrition standards bulletin and you’ll find this advice: “…cut fats, drink only skim milk, never eat an egg yolk and avoid chops, butter and bacon…”
The result of this madness?
In the United States, throughout the past 30 years, the amount of calories from consumed fat has decreased by 10% (from 40 percent to 30 percent), but obesity has doubled and heart disease remains USA’s number one killer.
More problems persist when we ditch fat from our diets. We confuse our natural fat-burning metabolism. We starve our hair, skin and nails of nutrients. We become deficient in some vitamins and minerals (primarily the fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E and K).
Furthermore, deficiencies in Omega 3 fatty acids are linked to heart disease, cancer (breast, prostate and colon), gut and bowel diseases, diabetes, obesity, hypertension, osteoporosis and arthritis.
Deficiencies in Omega 6 fatty acids result in rashes, slow wound healing, malnutrition, and decreased immune function.
Finally, dependent on our age and current health, we might also be starving our brain (once thought to be glucose-dependent but recent research proves otherwise).
Fat is a necessity to good health.
More than a few nutrition and weight loss experts disagree with government standards and contend that a high fat diet (as high as 70% fat, common in Sweden and France) is the true path to a long, trim, and healthy life.
An increase in fat intake is helping people lose weight – some just by replacing other oils with coconut oil!
According to researcher Siegfried Gursche, scientists at McGill University have projected a 11-35 pound weight loss per year in this manner.
Healthy saturated fats are allowed and processed oils shunned, in the better high-fat diet plans.
Whether you’re trying to lose weight or doing your best to stay healthy, you do not need to fear fat.
Balance your fat intake with the purest, unprocessed fats and oils and you’re sure to realize your goals.
Mom & Daughter Lose 90+ Pounds by Increasing Their Fat Intake
Low Carb High Fat Diets own mother-daughter team collectively lost over 90 pounds on a high fat diet, then wrote a book to help others do the same.
Laura, aged 50, lost 52 pounds eating many of the foods her doctor advised against. Eight months and one full physical later, her blood glucose is now normal and she is no longer classified as obese. Today Laura has lost a total of 70 pounds.
“Ladies, the public won’t even hear your message for at least 7 years…”
The time lapse between research and public approval is shrinking thanks to the internet but authors Veronica & Laura Childs still spend hours at the keyboard every week sharing their ‘good fat is not bad’ message on social networks.
Months later, mainstream media caught up with some great supporting research.
Time Magazine published “Ending the War on Fat” (June 12, 2014) as their cover piece.
The New York Times followed in September with results from of a yearlong trial on low carb high fat diets. 1
1 “A Call for a Low-Carb Diet That Embraces Fat” New York Times (September 1, 2014)