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Why High Fat Low Carb?

on January 17, 2013

Some people may not be aware of or into the whole paleo way of eating, meaning eating like our prehistoric ancestors; simple clean diets with grass fed meats if possible, some roots and berries equivalents, and few if any modern processed foods. Or some may not be aware that the old demonizing of fat is passe’ and that studies show that low fat diets have run parallel to the increased fattening in the population–not surprisingly all low fat foods have increased added sugars and starches.  Science reporter Gary Taubes does the best job of showing why low fat dieting is bad for people.  There are now new studies coming out with increasing frequency showing that lowering carbs to healthy non-starchy vegetables and low sugar fruits does the best to improve all the significant numbers like blood sugar, cholesterol, etc.  Protein should be moderate, with adequate fats added to provide satiety.

High or higher fat is satisfying, and in fact winds up being less fatty than the average western diet which is heavy on fast or prepared/frozen foods, foods which use poor quality fats to make matters worse. Our bodies were meant to use fat for all of the major functions, and used in place of sugar-starches-artificial sweeteners high fat low carb winds up being a much healthier way to eat.

Don’t be afraid of any fats except major vegetable oils like corn, soybean, cottonseed, and use olive and safflower oils, along with nut or seed oils from walnut, macadamia, grapeseed instead, along with butter, lard, and meat fats. Foods taste much better, and your hair, skin, nails, teeth really show the difference.

I avoid over using cheese, but do enjoy brie, cheddar, goat cheese, several times a week.

Fats of course can be overused if there is still much carbohydrate still in the diet, so be aware of that.


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