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So, what type of food should you be avoiding for easy, natural weight-loss and man-boob reduction?
Well there are three types of macronutrient – fats, carbohydrates and proteins. Science has it that carbohydrates cause far more insulin release than either fats or proteins.
You may realize how the whole world is so anti-fat these days? The whole anti-fat movement started back in the late 1970s, and it was based on a series of totally flawed studies conducted by a man many consider a criminal who has probably been responsible for more deaths than Hitler himself. His name is Ancel Keys.
Keys published a study of six countries, where he stated that higher saturated fat intake leads to higher rates of heart disease. However, we now know that he conveniently left out data from 16 other countries that didn't fit his theory. If he had presented data from all 22 of the countries he studied, it would have shown that increasing the percentage of fat in your diet actually reduces the number of deaths from heart disease.
Taking Keys' flawed data, the Government started an anti-fat campaign in 1977, in an effort to reduce the rates of heart disease. The thing is though, that if you reduce the amount of fat in your diet, then you have to eat either more protein or more carbs to make up for the reduction of fats in your diet.
Since carbs are tastier and so much cheaper than proteins, a low-fat diet usually means you end up going on a high carbohydrate diet. From the late 1970s, Supermarket shelves started to be stacked with ‘low-fat' labels all over the place. All these advertising campaigns were not only claiming that “low fat means low risk of heart disease,” they were also saying that you can't get fat while eating something that's low in fat. They assumed that only fat can make you fat.
But we've known for a very long time now that the main source of stored fat in your body comes from carbohydrates that are converted to fat in your liver with the help of the hormone insulin.
The notion that only eating fat can make you fat is something that's easy to believe if you haven't done your research. The public soaked up all those lies like a dry sponge, and even today, despite all the evidence to the contrary, most people believe that anything low fat is good for you.
But here's an interesting observation.
Ever since the public really took hold of the anti-fat movement in the late 1970s, the rates of both obesity and heart disease have rocketed.
Donald Miller, a cardiac surgeon and Professor of Surgery at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle, said the following in an article written in 2011:
“There were 500 cardiologists practicing in the U.S. in 1950. There are 30,000 of them now – a 60-fold increase for a population that has only doubled since 1950.”
In a 2010 study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, the researchers found that when you replace saturated fat with a higher carbohydrate intake, you increase insulin resistance and obesity, and increase your chances of getting heart disease by increasing triglycerides and small LDL particles, and reducing beneficial HDL cholesterol.
The Shocking Truth About Low-Carb Diets
In the same way that you have to increase your carbs when you cut down on your fat intake, you also have to increase your fat intake when you go on an insulin reducing low carb diet.
People are shocked when I tell them this. “Won't eating fat increase my cholesterol and give me heart disease?” They ask. “What's the point in losing weight and losing my man boobs if I'm gona end up getting a heart attack?”
Well like I mentioned above, Ancel keys and the government were dead wrong when they linked saturated fats to a high risk of heart disease. The latest studies and historical evidence suggest carbohydrates are more responsible for heart disease than any other macronutrient.
With the handful of my clients who aren't too convinced (usually the older guys), I ask them to undergo a blood test for a lipid profile. After just a few weeks on a high fat, low carb diet, contrary to their expectations, they find massive improvements in their lipid profiles.
You've probably either seen or heard of the 2004 documentary ‘Supersize Me‘, where star and director, Morgan Spurlock, ate nothing but McDonalds for 30 days. In that time he gained 24½ lbs., a 13% increase in body mass, and an increase in cholesterol from 168 to 230. He also experienced mood swings, sexual dysfunction, and fat accumulation in his liver.
But the program a lot of people don't know about is one called ‘Fat Head‘, which is a response to Supersize Me. In Fat Head, health writer Tom Naughton also goes on the McDonalds diet. But he does one thing differently from Spurlock. Naughton cuts out the fries and sodas and eats burgers without buns in an attempt to cut out the carbs. He ends up eating 100 grams of fat a day, with 50 of those grams being saturated fat. After 30 days, despite going on a high fat, low carb junk-food diet, Naughton loses 12 pounds and his cholesterol goes down!
See how easy this can be? Seriously, you can go on a junk-food diet and still lose weight and get healthier, as long as you avoid those carbs.
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