So Fat Doesn't Make You Fat?
Nope! It's all been a lie!
If you're like me then chances are you've been wrong about fat and what really makes you gain weight your entire life.
For so many years, we've been lied to and misinformed.
We've been told that eating a high fat diet is bad but eating a low fat diet was good.
Here's some interesting facts…
Fat began to get a bad rap around the same time that some big companies began introducing readily available, highly processed high carbohydrate foods.
And these foods were promoted as “healthy”, low fat foods and we fell for it – hook, line and sinker!
Everything Was Low Fat!
When I say highly processed think breakfast cereals, ready made frozen meals, chips and snacks.
It was at this time, cases of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, a range of metabolic disorders and obesity began to spike.
So What's The Truth?
Read on and find out yourself!
When we ingest foods, be it fats, carbs or proteins, the molecules contained in them do not magically turn into fat, or new cells or whatever.
They must be “shuttled” to their final destination. This conductor is insulin.
Under normal circumstances (by normal, we mean occasional stimulation), insulin is the prodigal hormone.
Insulin is important for ensuring nutrients get where it has to go, so that cells and subsequent organs function, as they should.
However, following the introduction, and subsequent frequent consumption of carb heavy foods, insulin started working overtime, “hoarding” nutrients into your cells, more particularly, fat cells.
As these fat cells started to grow, and insulin lost sensitivity, a dangerous cocktail of elevated blood sugar and fat levels resulted, setting the stage for diabetes and high cholesterol.
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Did You Know That Fat Doesn't Like To Be Stored?
You may or may not know that insulin is considered to be “the storage hormone” because that's it's primary role.
However, fat had different things in mind. Research has shown that our ancestors were very lean and healthy, all thanks to a primary fat metabolism!
Their diets consisted mainly of wild animals, with the occasional forage consumed too (such as berries).
The result was a metabolism that used fats for fuel, the way we were meant to function… that was until we started following the SAD Diet (Standard American Diet) and started eating tons and tons of mass produced, cheap carbohydrate.
So under the influence of insulin, fats are powerless to be burned directly as fuel, and will only be called upon in cases when sugars are low.
It is then, or when following a ketogenic diet (low carb eating that results in ketosis where the body uses fat for energy instead of dietary carbs), that the true beauty of using fat as a primary fuel source is finally revealed.
Fat Does Not Stimulate Insulin Release
Fact is you can literally eat a whole cow and not experience a surge of insulin, causing your body to begin oxidizing the fat directly for fuel.
However, the typical idea of a meal includes both carbohydrate and fat. This results in storage of both in cells until it's ever needed.
Without the influence of carbs, and associated insulin spikes, fats are easily burned off and not stored in fat cells.
So the truth is fat is not bad for you by itself; rather only when under insulin’s grasp.
There have been so many studies that have shown that low carb diets are more effective in actual pounds lost.
And reducing cholesterol levels than low fat diets support the theory!
Meaning that low carb is more effective for weight loss and burning body fat.
Of course, you can always ask any of the women in KetoCoach FB Community, who have successfully lost weight and kept it off with a low carb diet if you are still not convinced.
What’s even more revealing is the fact that the ketogenic diet, which is high in protein and fats, but extremely low in carbs, promotes weight loss!
Which as we now know leads to improved health, far over the “approved diets” of the world’s governments.
So is this a deliberate ploy to enrich pharmaceutical companies? Hmmm we hope not!
But we'll let you come to that conclusion on your own (watch The Magic Pill).
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Hi! I'm Pam Peebles and I started KetoCoach because I wanted to show other women all the benefits there was to living a keto lifestyle! Having used the keto diet to correct some of my own health issues, I knew that more women needed to know about it! Now my mission is to show as many women as possible how they can take control of their health, weight and life by following a simple system and to continue to grow our ever expanding KetoCoach Community!