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Fat don’t make you fat

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January 5 , 2015 | Posted by Dave Cripps |

Fat don’t make you fat

Yep it’s true…

And it could be the biggest thing you change to get the results you want

Sounds wrong though?

Well yeah it does sound weird but let me divulge

 

Men and ladies in labs with white coats on have been looking into how different dietary approaches influence our bodies

High fat, low fat, high carb, low carb, high protein, low protein

Blah blah blah

But let me get down to the nitty gritty…

Nutrition approaches which provide the body with…

Moderate-high levels of fat and protein, but with low levels of sugary carbohydrates tend to be the most successful

Now hold on and don’t get carried away…

If you looking to lose fat then you still need to make sure you consume the right amount of calories to facilitate this…

But it’s not just about quantity, its about the content, the make up of your calories

The higher fat and protein, with lower carbohydrate approaches tend to work well because they satisfy your body more…

They fill you up for longer suppressing urges for sugar

And they typically facilitate improvements in the physical training you are doing towards this

In fact, one guy by the name of Tim Noakes, a physiologist, a big distance runner and coach promotes higher fat diets in endurance athletes!

 

HOLD UP:

People, as is typical when pursing a physical or fitness goal, jump in head first…

They treat it like Linford Christie doing 100m rather than Big Mo running the distance

Consequently, you follow these popularised, fad diets where you can lose 100 stone in a week

*ok a bit of an exaggeration but you get my point!*…

So they don’t go moderate-high on fat and protein, then low on carbs…

They go low to moderate on protein, low on fat and virtually, zero on carbs…

Any surprise you get sugar urges like a smoker craves nicotine?

Surprised you feel like a corpse at work and then return home irritable as hell?

The result?

You can’t sustain it, you go back to where you were, you get no where

The answer?

Don’t hate the fat!

Studies illustrate that in a calorie controlled diet, fat is no different to protein or carbs in the way it influences body composition!

Love your olive oil, love your cheese, love your eggs, love you nuts (you know what I mean!)

Keep yourself feeling full, help make your way of eating enjoyable and sustainable, not a ball ache

And most importantly…

Get the results you want

Fat don’t make you fat anymore than carbs or protein

 

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