Up the Protein vs. Up the Fat?
This debate is really missing the whole point, it’s not about protein vs fat, it’s about using fat to control your appetite.
Today, and really at least once or twice a week, I get a question based on the following statement:
“Bob, I’m confused because I’ve read that if I increase the fat in my diet, my body will use the dietary fats I’m eating, instead of reducing my weight by burning the fat on my body, therefore I should increase the proteins instead.
Increase Protein or Increase Fat?
The problem these people who advocate the increasing of protein instead of fat have is a simple misunderstanding of the LCHF diet as I have practiced it. They think I’m saying, “eat whole sticks of butter, and you’ll lose weight”, but I am not saying that.
In my video “Your Own Personal Diet Guru“, I say over and over and over again, to get the fat up in your meals and THEN listen to your body when it tells you that you are not hungry. Listen, by not eating when not hungry.
LC + HF = the I.F. cure
It is the combination of (LC) low carb stopping the insulin overproduction problem and the addition of the (HF) high fat to keep you satisfied longer between meals that allows the real solution to your insulin resistance problem and allows that real solution to be sustainable long term.
What is the real solution?
The real solution is Fasting, intermittent fasting (I.F.).
Most diets cause you to use “will power” to eat less, but this doesn’t work for long for most people. The LCHF diet turns off the “out of control hunger urges” that you’ve struggled with all your life and gives you control, gives you freedom without using “will power”.
This will enable to do what is called “intermittent fasting”.
They call me Butter Bob, but . . .
There’s something more to my story than Butter.
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You need to learn about this wonderful and easy process of not eating and all the many things it can do to help you lose weight and reverse many of the health issues a high insulin level causes.
Intermittent Fasting (I.F), which means eating less often or during a limited window of time during the day.
Eating a high fat meal (extremely low carb and moderate protein) makes this intermittent fasting cure, easy.
LCHF is a healthy, sustainable, long term tool to provide your body with nature’s perfect fuel, fat. Yes, I said fat is nature’s prefect fuel. It is the only fuel our body can store in unlimited quantities and for the long term maintenance of energy needs.
LCHF is a way to accomplish the real solution, it is a tool, but fasting is the actual cure for fatty liver and insulin resistance.
LCHF is really an imitation of fasting, as I said in my “Butter Makes Your Pants Fall Off” video. If you are fasting, you are really just doing without carbohydrates, because even though you are not eating food by mouth, your body is actually still living off fat. If you were actually starving, your body would keep itself alive by using up to 85% of its energy needs from your stored fat reserves. But, it is impractical and unhealthy to actually starve long term.
Low Carb, High Fat is a healthy imitation of starving, because it also provides a high percentage of fat, like starving does, but none of the nutritional deficiencies, because we are eating adequate protein to maintain our lean muscle and organ tissues and enough fat in the meals we do eat, to keep us satisfied for a long, long time.
LCHF imitates starving or long term fasting, because people who are living off fat, like those starving, also have a biological reduction in appetite. No will power required. Fat naturally satisfies hunger much longer than a short term fuel like carbohydrates
So the basic debate is really a misunderstanding of what cures the problem, (which is fasting), and how a person can accomplish this fasting long enough to actually bring about a cure, (LCHF).
To sum all this up: use the tool of LCHF to enable you to practice the long term cure, which is fasting ( longer periods between meals).
Overeating butter is not the cure, but using the appetite control that butter and other healthy fats give you to eat less often for a long enough time to cure your problem is the cure.
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