I know that this article will destroy your worldwide view on the topics of fat and dieting, but it can help you understand your body.
For over 60 years, doctors and nutritionists have been feeding us with a slogan:
“You want to be healthy eat less fat, less sugar, less salt …”.
And they still duplicate the same slogans, that is, to lose weight you need to reduce fats for carbohydrate-rich foods (wheat, potatoes).
I do not know of any alternative studies that prove the “truth” about the need to reduce the amount of fat to lose weight. It turned out the opposite: the less fatty foods you eat, the more weight you gain.
Should you eat fatty foods?
In Sweden, for over 2 years, dieticians and diet experts have been trying to restore the good faith in low carb diets.
According to them, these diets balance and even reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases by lowering blood glucose, triglycerides, and cholesterol.
What’s going on here?
The energy that is consumed by the body within 24 hours is calculated in calories.
And yes, women need an average of 2000 kcal, and men need 2,500 kcal; however, it is individual. This energy is produced from foods that we eat.
The calorific value of food is different and so:
- 1 gram of protein -4 kcal,
- 1 gram of carbohydrates-4 kcal,
- 1 gram of fats -9 kcal.
It seems logical, therefore, to lose weight you need to burn more calories and eliminate fat products. This couldn’t be further from the truth because the consequences can be catastrophic.
You gain more and more weight…
In the USA: “Two out of every three American men are considered to be overweight or obese, but the rates for women are far higher. The United States contains one of the highest percentage of obese people in the world.”
Let’s summarize: every 2 of 3 Americans needs a diet that would reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, insulin resistance, and cancer.
By reducing the amount of fat consumed in favor of carbohydrates present in bread, cereals, and potatoes, we stimulate the production of insulin. This leads to the accumulation of fats, overweight, and metabolic problems.
Research from Louisiana confirms the beneficial properties of fats and the danger associated with carbohydrates.
Diet low in calories and high in fats
The specialists from the University of Toulouse in Louisiana conducted an interesting research.
They compared the effects of two diets:
- 1-low in fats, high in carbs,
- 2-low in carbs and high in fats.
They concluded that a long-term diet low in carbohydrates is more effective. At the same time, you are less hungry while maintaining a stable weight. In addition, people using this method had better health, overall felt better, and also had much lower markers of cardiovascular risk.
Additionally, they arrived at the following conclusions:
- saturated fats (butter, coconut fat, fatty meat, palm oil) are not dangerous to the heart.
These fats are not very susceptible to oxidation, which makes them very resistant to heat, under the influence of which they could produce carcinogens. They are therefore suitable for cooking.
- margarine, ready meals, sweets containing hydrogenated fats – they increase the risk of heart disease and cancer.
The information was published in medical journals: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition and British Medical Journal.
Interesting conclusions arise from the above considerations.
You can eat fatty foods, but keep the right amount of calories during the day.
Let’s summarize what does healthy, fatty foods mean?
They are mainly cooked non-fried dishes.