Tweaklet #13 – Forget Low-Fat Diets

Today we’re getting rid of low-fat diets. Many of us think low fat is the norm for maintaining better health. I won’t go into the history or where this fad, and this is all it is, took root. For now, let’s just look at where eating low fat has taken us.

Today, in the western world, we are fatter, sicker, and more addicted to sugar and carbs than any other time in history. And, we’re passing these habits to our kids.

Think about it, if you buy low-fat foods, the fat component has to be replaced with something to make it taste good and usually the replacement is sugar and lots of it and what does sugar turn to into when digested ………. You guessed it…..Fat!!! Or it’s an artificial sweetener which the body doesn’t recognise and therefore process and that creates a whole bunch of other problems.

The key thing we have lost sight of is that fats are not to be feared – they’re to be embraced. Here’s a revelation – fats do not make you fat! Healthy fats help your body regenerate. They particularly help your hormones regenerate. Testosterone, for example, which is our ‘strength’ hormone, is the direct result of cholesterol and dietary fat intake. That’s right: “Cholesterol” isn’t a dirty word! We’ll talk about cholesterol another time. But the bottom line is your body needs dietary fat and cholesterol in order to produce ALL vital hormones.

Some healthy fats you can easily include in your diet include Avocados, Cheese (if you eat dairy), dark chocolate, eggs, nuts, chia seeds, olive oil and fish. And if you’re a meat eater, then small portions of quality meat are good too.

People on low-fat diets often look drawn, gaunt, and weak. They are often sick, sometimes to the point of literally breaking down. You can’t enjoy a healthy varied diet, or even eating out when you’re trying to stick to a low-fat diet.  It’s certainly not going to make you look or feel younger.

So do your homework on healthy fats everyone – that’s today’s Tweaklet! I hope you’re enjoying these tiny food tweaks. Make sure you Like comment and SUBSCRIBE.

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