Eat the Fat

Is there any reason to be afraid to eat fatty foods on this diet?

 Gary Taubes reports in his July 7, 2002 New York Times article What if It's All Been a Big Fat Lie? 

"Foods considered more or less deadly under the low-fat dogma turn out to be comparatively benign if you actually look at their fat content. More than two-thirds of the fat in a porterhouse steak, for instance, will definitively improve your cholesterol profile (at least in comparison with the baked potato next to it); it's true that the remainder will raise your L.D.L., the bad stuff, but it will also boost your H.D.L. The same is true for lard. If you work out the numbers, you come to the surreal conclusion that you can eat lard straight from the can and conceivably reduce your risk of heart disease. " 

In my experience, the meat you eat, the fat you eat, will keep you satisfied and help keep you from getting hungry. This diet is not easy but possible because you lose your appetite. The object of the game is not to stuff yourself with fat rich foods, but to eat enough of them so that you can avoid hunger and lower your total intake of calories.

The way to lose weight on this diet is to eat as little as possible and still keep from getting hungry. You can get by on very little without getting hungry, once you are in ketosis.

Last Modified: Tue, 01 May 2007 08:35:35 GMT