What’s the Fat?
The author of this post is not giving medical advice, instead a suggestion for further seeking better health. Most of what is written is from the authors personal experience and research, personal bias may take place.
That being said enjoy:)
What would you choose low-fat yogurt or whole-fat yogurt?
It wasn’t until very recent in history that we started to mass produce carbs.
Propaganda rolled out around the 1960s against fat starting the low to no-fat era.
For a long time I believed that the low fat yogurt I was consuming was doing me good, but was it actually?
Similar to how the tobacco industry promoted smoking is healthy. The sugar industry twisted the research and chose fat as the culprit.
When you take the fat out of food, you also lose the taste.
Carbs more specifically sugar was being added to everything. Cereal commercials were being run and targeted towards kids with fun and attractive characters.
Cereal was the huge push, there is a whole aisle in the grocery store dedicated to it.
But, cereals aren’t the only item in the grocery store that has sugar, a research team found that about 68 percent of the items in the grocery store they went too had added sugar as an ingredient.
Think about it for a second, if you start the day off with a big bowl of sugar you are more likely to crave and ultimately buy more sugar throughout the day.
It’s the perfect business model for making money.
Riding the rollercoaster of energy spikes and crashes.
But Robbie, It seems logical that if you eat fat you will gain it right?
Actually the opposite is true, and has all been a “Big Fat Lie” (Pun intended)
When we eat healthy saturated fat or abstain from food (fasting) for a period of time the body produces ketone bodies.
We enter a state of ketosis, which basically means we use the energy source we carry around with us all the time aka our love handles or as I like to call it our personal fridge.
We start burning fat as our fuel source instead of carbohydrates. It is a more sustainable prolonged source of energy.
Now I am in no way a medical professional and all of this should be taken with a grain of salt.
I have been using the state of ketosis and a ketogenic diet on and off for a couple months now and from my experience I feel healthier, I look healthier, and it all happened when I cut back on carbohydrates/sugar.
Here are the basic of a ketogenic diet:
- 75% calories from healthy fats (olive oil, avocado, salmon, almonds…)
- 20% calories from proteins (Salmon, sardines, ribeye…)
- 5% calories from carbs (Vegetables, sweet potatoes)
Another great way to help produce ketones is by intermittent fasting, if you want to learn more about that click here to download a FREE Ebook on how to intermittent fast!
Want to learn more about the ketogenic diet, send me a message via Twitter @RobbieKnecht
Improve takeaway: Fat is friendly
Eat an avocado and scrambled eggs for breakfast