Do low fat diets work? We have been trained for so many years to stay away from fats, to eat a low fat diet, and only eat healthy, healthy fats. We have been trained in our society and it’s not fats that make us gain weight. I am here to tell you that it is not the fat that caused obesity in this country and that caused people to gain weight. I know this from my own experience and from studying weight loss programs. Now, you for example, you could eat a very high fat diet. Like the Atkins diet for example, is a very popular one, and it works. And how it can work if fat makes you gain weight?
It is not the fat. You know I am not suggesting that you go and do the Atkins diet because I don’t feel that is a healthy diet because you are missing a lot of key nutrients that come from fruits, vegetables, and whole grains but it flat out works and low fat diets do not work. You are not going to get the fraction that you need from fats that sustains you for hours before you go to the next meal you are not going to get that satisfaction and you are going to feel starved, you are going to feel hungry and you are not going to able to stick to your diet. So don’t look for a weight loss program that promotes low fat diet and low calorie diet and calorie restriction.
They key component is to weight gain or weight loss is whether your body is in a fat storing mode or in fat burning mode, and obviously, we want to be in a fat burning mode. And what triggers those two modes is based on what you eat and the fat does not send you into a fat storing mode. Other foods like sugars and refined carbohydrates, those are the kinds of food and even fruits when not eaten properly those are the kind of foods that will put you into a fat storing mode and we want to be in a fat burning mode at all times. So please stay away from that low fat diet. It’s not going to work and you are wasting your time.