“I was wrong – we should be feasting on FAT”, says The Fast Diet author DR MICHAEL MOSLEY
Dr Mosley used to believe all saturated fats were bad for us
It’s great to see that people’s fear of fat is gradually changing and now the famous Michael Mosley has come out of the closet and admitted that saturated fats does not cause heart disease. I hope this means more people will get of the low-fat-bandwagon and start eating some healthy food without lots of sugar and additaives.
I won’t say I eat a strict LCHF diet (low carbs high fat) but I don’t have any feat of fat – it’s the combinations we need to watch out for. Fat+high levels of carbs=bad, is the general rule I apply regarding my eating. And so far it’s working out really well for me.
Sugar is the root cause of the obesity epidemic spreading around the globe and this great Australian documentary from ABC Catalyst explains how our body reacts to sugar and carbs. These are 18 min you really need to watch!
You will hear comments from obesity Professor Michael Cowley who explains how insulin is the main hormone which stores fat in the fat cells and eating carbohydrates will cause your insulin levels to stay high (makes you fat).
Professor Robert Lustig from the University of California resembles eating sugar with coating a steak with a sugary barbecue sauce. The sauce helps the steak to brown faster and the same thing is happening inside us when we eat sugar; we age faster. Prof Lustig says that if you had a glass of fruit juice this morning, it caused you to age seven times faster.
Overall I think these are 18 minutes really well spend watching. If you still don’t want to look at it then here’s the main insight; sugar and carbohydrates makes us fat and we should limit our intake of these substances. Instead eat more protein and fat.
Cutting down on refined grains, starch and sugar can help cure obesity and type 2 diabetes.
Surgeon Peter Attia was a living his life according to the specs. He was working out several hours every day week and following the recommended food pyramid. But even though he was living his life the way he’d have been taught he started gaining weight and developed insulin resistance. To fight the change he started tweaking his diet to find out what would help. After having reduced his intake of refined grains, starch and sugar he found himself losing 40 lbs even though he was working out less. Today he’s no longer insulin resistant and in really good shape.
Peter’s hypothesis is that it’s refined grains, sugar and starches which are driving the currently ongoing obesity epidemic. Personally I couldn’t agree more.
I eat a low carb diet without any refined sugar or grains and I feel great. My stomach is never complaining and I very rarely feel tired during the days. That said I have never been fat so I haven’t experience the personal revolution which Peter did but the basic science is pretty easy to understand; Carbs turn into blood sugar which raises the insulin level, and insulin binds fat. Controlling your insulin levels will make sure your cells don’t bind unnecessary fat.
I’m not a doctor but there’s pretty much research available to back this up. You can for instance check out this research study by Diabetetologia where a low-carbphydate (LCD) diet was compared to a low-fat diet (LFD). Patients eating the low carb diet could significantly reduce their insulin doses after 6 months.