...Living a Low-Carb Lifestyle
Eat fat to get thin? An oxymoron? Paradox? Actually neither. Science is now proving that the old style food pyramid was wrong and is turning it and people on their heads with scientific fact that you CAN eat fat to burn fat, lose weight and get and stay thin!
Eat fats but good fats as mentioned by Dr. Mark Hyman, MD. As noted in his video posted by The Huffington Post and new edition of his book, “Eat Fat, Get Thin: Why the Fat We Eat Is the Key to Sustained Weight Loss and Vibrant Health” you want to eat coconut or olive oils, consume avocados, etc. to give your body a good source of fats to burn for energy as opposed to carbs.
“35% OF THE POPULATION IS OBESE
BUT IT’S NOT BECAUSE
THEY ARE EATING TOO MUCH FAT”
Like anything regarding your health you of course want to consult and follow whatever your own health care professional is recommending for you but do your homework. Believe it or not doctors do not take many nutrition classes in their course study to become physicians. Sad, but true.
Read books like Dr. Hyman’s to educate yourself on the real, up to date facts. If you rely on old books, studies, facts and figures you can easily be steered wrong. It has now been proven that the old style food pyramid of 1992 that told us to eat 6 to 11 servings of carb-laden rice, bread, cereal and pasta every single day and fats and oils sparingly. That caused a whole generation of overweight Americans and an uptick in diabetes.
There are now forward thinking doctors like Dr. Sarah Hallberg, Medical Director of the Medically Supervised Weight Loss Program at IU Health Arnett, USA that lives and lectures on how curbing your carb intake can help prevent and even reverse diabetes. Watching her recent TED lecture on the same is very enlightening.
I am just a lay person that learned as she went along her own low-carb journey, researching and collecting facts, but I have long been telling my readers to do their own homework but you will never find low-fat products in my home. You will find time and time again that low-fat products have more carbs than their full-fat counterpart.
For a quick example I grabbed my full-fat Hellman’s mayonnaise out of my refrigerator; that’s the label on the left. I grabbed a screen shot (because I do not ever have it in my home) of the low-fat alternative.
As you can see the low-fat contains carbs that the real, full-fat version does not. Now 2 carbs might not seem like a lot but multiply those carbs when you are making a chicken or tuna salad and that adds up fast! When you live a less than 20 net carbs per day lifestyle like Michael and I do we just don’t buy any low-fat products.
I hope you took the time to watch Dr. Hyman’s video above and listened to Dr. Sarah Hallberg’s lecture on the linked page. Do your homework, check out “Eat Fat, Get Thin” from your local library or grab a Kindle or hardcover edition of the newest edition (February 2016) from Amazon using my links below.
Yes, they are affiliate links, if that bothers you just to to Amazon yourself, but it does keep the “fires burning” in the Skinny On Low Carb kitchen. I thank all my readers, members and fans for helping to support my work. I strive to bring you the best, up to date info, recipes and tips every week and I appreciate all the emails, private messages and notes on our Facebook group wall. I am thrilled to be able to connect with you daily!
In the meantime, grab a book, do your homework and eat FAT to get THIN!
Ciao for now!
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