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Monday, August 8, 2011

Eating Fat Won't Make You Fat but These 10 Things Will

Eating Fat Won't Make You Fat but These 10 Things Will.  Carbohydrates are the true villain of weight loss.  I found this to be true when I eliminated grains, bread, pastries, and other wheat, oats, spelt, from my diet entirely.  I never use soy as it is extremely toxic to the system, but one who does use soy must include this in the elimination diet.   

I substituted organic, non-GMO, gluten free bread, cereal and crackers instead and the weight is literally melting off my body.  Interestingly, when I ditched the gluten loaded wheat and other grain products the incessant hunger that gluten stimulate simply disappeared. Consequently, I am eating far less and the need to "diet" has disappeared.   I learned from reading on the topic that gluten creates an inflammatory response in the body and it acts as a stimulus for hunger.  

 I also want to say that using medium chain triglycerides oils in my diet has made a huge improvement in my overall health.  The medium chain oil is coconut oil which I buy online through this website:   It is gorgeous to use in cooking, frying, baking, and just spreading on my gluten free toast.  I have used this fabulous oil for 6 years now and it is superior to any other oil.  Why? because it doesn't cause toxic effects in your body like rapeseed or Canola oil does, or "make you fat" as the junk science pumped out by vested interests claim.  Here is what Dr. Mercola has to say about the topic of today:

"Eating fat won't make you fat. Too many calories can, but most "low-fat" or "fat-free" foods actually have just as many calories as their full-fat versions. Yahoo Health has collected a list of 20 bad habits that can actually add to your weight. Here are 10 of them:
  1. Eating "low-fat": Low-fat or fat-free foods replace harmless fats with low-performing carbohydrates that digest quickly, causing a sugar rush and, immediately afterward, rebound hunger.
  2. Sleeping too little or too much: Dieters who sleep five hours or less put on 2 and a half times more belly fat, while those who sleep more than eight hours pack on only slightly less than that.
  3. Drinking soda -- even diet soda: Drinking one to two sodas per day increases your chances of being overweight or obese by nearly 33 percent. And diet soda is no better.
  4. Eating too quickly: It takes 20 minutes for your stomach to tell your brain that it's had enough.
  5. Watching too much TV: A study found that overweight participants who reduced their TV time by just 50 percent burned an additional 119 calories a day on average.
  6. Eating off larger plates: One study found that when given an option, a whopping 98.6 percent of obese individuals opt for larger plates.
  7. Taking big bites: Research shows that people who take large bites of food consume 52 percent more calories in one sitting.
  8. Not drinking enough water: Adequate water intake is essential for all your body's functions, and the more you drink, the better your chances of staying thin
  9. Eating too late: A recent study found that those who ate after 8 PM took in the most daily calories and had the highest BMIs.
  10. Drinking fruity beverages: All juice is high sugar, and the ones that use viscous syrups made mostly from high fructose corn syrup and thickening agents are even worse.
To see the rest of their list, you can click on the link below. Another reason you may want to be sure your diet includes healthy fats? A recent study investigated the effects of dietary medium-chain triglycerides on liver fat accumulation in growing rats with protein malnutrition. Weaning rats were fed either a low-protein diet or control protein diet, either in combination with or without medium-chain triglycerides.
After four weeks, liver fat increased in the low-protein groups compared with the control groups. However, the liver fat content in the low-protein group fed medium-chain triglycerides was significantly decreased compared with that in the other low-protein group.
According to the study:
"These results suggest that ingestion of a low-protein diet caused fatty liver in growing rats. However, when rats were fed the low-protein diet with [medium-chain triglycerides], hepatic triglyceride deposition was attenuated, and mRNA levels encoding CPT1a and CPT2 were preserved at the levels of rats fed control protein diets."

"Eating Healthy Fat Doesn't Make You Fat

It's encouraging to see mainstream media outlets like Yahoo busting the prevalent myth that fat must be avoided if you want to lose weight. In fact, research suggests that eating healthy fats is actually conducive to weight loss. When you eat fats as part of your meal, they actually slow down your food absorption so that you can go longer without feeling hungry. The fatty acid conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), found in grass-fed beef and full-fat dairy products from grass-fed cows (butter, milk, cheese, etc.), is also associated with reduced body fat and weight.
For instance, a study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that people who ate 3.2 grams of CLA a day had a drop in fat mass of about 0.2 pounds a week (that's about one pound a month) compared to those given a placebo. Research also shows that women who ate at least one serving of full-fat dairy a day gained 30 percent less weight over a nine-year period than women who ate only low-fat (or no) dairy products.
Unfortunately, many people are still shunning healthy foods like raw butter and grass-fed beef, which contain saturated fat, because they believe it will cause heart disease. In reality, saturated fats are among the healthiest fats you can consume."
 "What is the True Dietary Villain for Your Weight?

If you are serious about losing weight, you have got to strictly limit the amount of fructose in your diet, as evidence is mounting that excess sugar, and fructose in particular, is the primary factor in the obesity epidemic. The central issue is that fructose is now used in virtually all processed foods (whether you'd suspect the food would contain a sweetener or not).
If you want to lose weight, cutting soda from your diet is essential … but -- and this is a point many fail to appreciate -- you've got to cut other sources of fructose, too, including that in processed foods, fruit juice, excessive fruit and so-called "healthy" sweeteners like agave. Ideally you should keep your total fructose consumption below 25 grams per day and this includes fruits. This is especially true if you have insulin resistance and are overweight, have high blood pressure, diabetes or high cholesterol."
"What You Need to Know to Finally Lose Weight
For the majority of people, severely restricting carbohydrates such as sugars, fructose, and grains in your diet will be the key to weight loss. Refined carbohydrates like breakfast cereals, bagels, waffles, pretzels, and most other processed foods quickly break down to sugar, increase your insulin levels, and cause insulin resistance, which is the number one underlying factor of nearly every chronic disease and condition known to man, including weight gain. 
As you cut these dietary villains from your meals, you need to replace them with healthy substitutes like vegetables, proteins and fats. Your body prefers the carbohydrates in vegetables rather than grains and sugars because it slows the conversion to simple sugars like glucose, and decreases your insulin level. When you cut grains and sugar from your meals, you typically will need to radically increase the amount of vegetables you eat, as well as make sure you are also consuming protein and healthy fats regularly."

Eating Fat Won't Make You Fat but These 10 Things Will.  This article is packed with amazing information including a list of food groups that are low in fructose.  If you are really, REALLY serious about weight loss, then please read this well researched and documented material presented therein.

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