The Fat Energetic Diet

Science is based on theories, and theories are determined by facts based on the current information. However, one can’t ignore that information tends to change over time.

We go to dietitians, who tell us that we should decrease our fat intake, “eat healthier”,  eat more fruits, and more carbohydrates. Well my dear friends, science and I are here to burst your bubble. I have a different take on the subject matter. Have you ever wondered why when you go to a nutritionist, you almost never get thinner or feel better about yourself? Or, if you do get thinner, you are essentially being told to avoid eating delicious things?

It’s time for us to embrace fat and denounce sugar; yes, including fruits. Ketogenic Diets restrict carbohydrate intake because it is an essential health factor in this diet.  When carbohydrate heavy foods (sugar and starch) are digested, they are broken down into blood sugar (glucose) in the body. The more carbs we eat, the more glucose is created. If we reduce our carbohydrate intake and instead eat more fat and protein, it causes our internal metabolic pathways to switch from burning sugar to burning fat. A great book by Nina Teicholz “The Big Fat Surprise”  takes you to a wonderful detailed journey about more detail and history of the subject. When you’re done with that, reward yourself with an energy boost by trying any of our very health cautious Chefs.Food, BBQ, Fat, Diet

The transition from sugars to fats produces ketone bodies while at the same time reducing blood sugar and insulin levels. As blood glucose and insulin levels drop and ketone body levels rise, the heart, muscle and brain reduce glucose usage and instead rely on fats and ketones to fuel themselves. This state of “nutritional ketosis” is beneficial, and in fact, ketone producing diets are much more powerful than most people realize. There is strong research evidence that low-carb, high-fat diets are effective for the following medical conditions: 

  1. Cancer
  2. Diabetes
  3. Type 1 diabetes
  4. Weight Loss
  5. Alzheimer’s disease

And many others; Sugar gives us a deceptive energy burst that causes us to crash after, making our bodies crave more. Fat on the other hand, takes a longer time for its energy to kick in and when it does, it lasts longer, doesn’t fuel cancer cells, and will not give us the after crash.

Eat: Meat, fish, eggs, vegetables growing above ground and natural fats (like butter).

Avoid: Sugar and starchy foods (like bread, pasta, rice, beans and potatoes).

No need to think a lot about it, counting calories and obsessing about every gram you gain. Just forget about industrial low-fat products.

There are solid scientific reasons why low-carb diets work. When you avoid sugar and starches, your blood sugar stabilizes and the levels of insulin–the fat-storing hormone–drop. This increases fat burning and makes you feel more satiated.

Humans were hunters, and food gatherers. Then we evolved. Contrary to popular belief, humans did not have the bodies of the warriors in the 300 movie. They had fat, and lots of it, in case they ran out of food. Body fat proved to be another source of sustenance and gave them the energy they needed to endure long periods of hunting. Presently, all the hunting we need to do has essentially been commercialized. We’ve changed, though not necessarily a bad change–this is specialization. 

In the 80’s, the fear of obesity gripped the western world. Low-fat products popped up everywhere. But if you eat less fat, you need to eat more carbohydrates to feel satiated. It’s at this time in history that our disastrous epidemics of obesity and diabetes started. The most fat-phobic country in the world, the USA, was hit the hardest and is now the world’s most obese country.

Today, it’s clear that the fear of real food with natural fat contents has been a big mistake. This is a new year, how about making this diet a goal for 2016, and not a resolution, since resolutions are nothing but words said with no action taken.