For those who wonder why Americans are heavier than ever, carb addicted, depressed, and suffering from heart disease, you need not look any further than the low-fat myth that has been perpetuated for the last 40 years. I like to call this the low-fat myth because there wasn’t one, long-term study that verified the efficacy of such a diet. First of all, eating healthy fats such as fresh cheese, real butter, eggs, heavy cream, coconut oil, olive oil, etc., do not trigger insulin, the hormone that, among many things, is the fat-building/fat-storing hormone. Basic physiology: Insulin must be present to store body fat. Eating healthy fat does not trigger an insulin response.
If you’re eating a low-fat diet, you’re definitely eating too many carbs/sugar. Typical low-fat breakfast: Cheerios, skim milk, blueberries, a glass of orange juice, and coffee with Splenda. Low fat snack: Smoothie made with banana, pineapple, and fat-free milk. Yet these foods are nothing but sugar, i.e., simple carbs, in the same family as a candy bar. Each one will trigger insulin, causing the body to store fat. The liquid carbs—juice, milk, and smoothie—will affect blood sugar levels even more dramatically. Equally alarming, these foods, along with the caffeine and artificial sweetener, deplete serotonin, a major neurotransmitter that governs carbohydrate cravings and satiety, along with mood, sleep, etc.
Though the low-fat diet has clearly not worked, the fear of eating healthy fat still runs rampant, hence, our ever-growing rate of obesity, diabetes, thyroid issues, hypertension, stroke, heart disease, and more. However, those who follow my program are living proof of my science-based research. My clients are losing weight—and keeping it off; reversing their type 2 diabetes and hypertension; improving thyroid function; alleviating depression, insomnia, anxiety; significantly lowering harmful trigs and achieving far healthier cholesterol panels, thus, reducing risks for stroke, heart disease, certain cancers, even sudden death.
So, please, I urge you to put down the processed, high GI carbs—and eat an abundance of healthy fats. After all, the more healthy fat you eat, the leaner and healthier you will become.
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The Greatest Wealth is Health,
Author, Diet Failure the Naked Truth
Body by Phoenix: A Private Weight Loss & Personal Training Studio