Cut sugar, eat MORE fat and lose weight and be healthier.
The healthiest and probably the easiest way to lose weight and help fight the obesity crisis is to follow a diet that is “low in sugary carbohydrates and high in healthy fats.”
As mentioned in Part 1, this way of eating goes against the dietary advice of government health departments and dietitians. However, the ‘high natural fat, low sugar’ diet is a medically accepted regimen that is attracting endorsement from health experts around the world.
In fact, this new diet has a huge following on social media. Many respected medical experts claim that it is the “only” healthy way to lose weight, fight obesity, heart disease, and type 2 diabetes.
For example, the US dietitian. Dr. Gary Taubes He argues that tackling obesity is not about eating less, but about “what” you consume. He is emphatic that a low-carb, high-fat diet is the answer.
In reality, the British Undertaker popularized a similar diet based on limited sugary carbohydrates. William screaming In the nineteen century. He was obese himself, and the change in diet did wonders for him. The Banting diet spread throughout Europe and Scandinavia. banta is still the main verb for ‘To be on a diet’.
The new but similar ‘low carb, high fat’ diet is not a short-term ‘miracle fat and weight loss’ program. It is a long-term way to eat healthily.
In some cases, obese people have reported losing up to a stone in weight in four weeks. Surprisingly, they did not count calories and were almost never hungry. Hunger suppression is believed to be due to the way the body processes food in different ways.
For example, with a diet that consists predominantly of sugary and starchy carbohydrates, these are converted into glucose that the body uses as its main source of energy. Any excess sugar turns into fat and is stored for future use.
However, if carbohydrates are severely restricted in the diet, the body has to use a fuel other than glucose for energy. Generally, this comes from fat stored in the body and fats from food eaten. In fact, there are few physiological requirements for carbohydrates and none for sugars.
Experts say the key part of a ‘low carb, high fat’ diet is limiting total carbohydrates to a maximum of 50 grams every day. That will free the body of sugar addiction and help with weight loss naturally.
The problem is that cutting carbs is not easy. However, when healthy fats are eaten, cravings are reduced because the stomach feels full.
Active people who are on their feet for most of the day can eat up to 120 grams of carbohydrates a day and still benefit from burning the extra glucose. Unfortunately for those who like sweets, these carb intake figures apply only to those that come from whole foods like vegetables, fruits, legumes, and nuts. These foods contain carbohydrates that are full of nutrients that are metabolized slowly.
Sweet foods with sucrose and fructose, or those made with starch such as potatoes, are prohibited. However, the best thing is that the number of calories they do not count in food in ‘low carbohydrate, high fat’ diets. Who likes to count them anyway? The balance of nutrients and healthy fats prevents the craving.
Sugar addicts won’t find change easy. They are advised to focus on portion control for protein and fat, and gradually reduce your intake of starchy vegetables like potatoes and parsnips.
In the end, old notions about nutrition have to be reevaluated.
Continued in Part 3.