Where’s The Fat?
You may remember that old ad years ago for Wendy’s burgers, “WHERE’S THE BEEF?”
Hopefully after reading this post you will shout out “WHERE’S THE FAT?”
While protein and fat are vital to live on, amount of carbohydrates needed to live is 0%.
So why limit your important and vital sources of food and replace them with something that has absolutely no vital importance in your life or your health?
But hey, I am not saying to eliminate all your carbs from your diet. Not at all.
Instead you must limit your carb intake.
That is exactly what every diet does to lose weight is limit your carbs in order to lose weight.
When you go on a low fat diet you also cut back on your carbs through one or a combination of calorie counting, portion sizes or by eliminating sugary products like sodas and alcohol and by burning off the carbs through intensive exercise.
This must be done in order to put you into a starvation mode.
You see, your body must burn through all your carbs first before your body goes into emergency starvation mode and begins to burn fat.
That is why when you look at the low fat diet it is always set up in one or more of the ways mentioned above. It is burning your carb calories up in order to start burning fat.
In the meantime you are starving and using all your will power just to lose a few pounds of temporary weight loss.
I say temporary because once you get off the low fat starvation diet and go back to eating as usual, the pounds, of course, return.
Diets that are low carb and high protein work better because you are replacing your carbs with high amounts of protein thus as stated above reducing your carbs in order to lose weight.
But there is a problem with a low carb high protein diet.
Protein in excess is not healthy. Yes, you can lose weight and might not get the carb cravings, but just like the carbs, too much is NOT good for your healthy!
It is very important for you to realize that fats have little to no effect on blood sugar and insulin levels but protein affects both your blood sugar and insulin.
Protein can be turned into glucose via a process called gluconeogenesis and excessive protein consumption can prevent you from getting into ketosis.
Ketosis just means that your body is burning fat for energy and not carbs.
So the only diet left that makes any sense is a low carb high fat diet.
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