Up the Protein vs. Up the Fat?

Up the Protein vs. Up the Fat?

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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.

You Can See My Before and After

Bob Briggs at 320 lbs and now after losing 145 lbs

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  • But, you don’t know my whole story until you understand I lost 145 lbs with both Butter AND Fasting.
  • Most diets force you to use “will power” to eat less, but this doesn’t work for long.
  • A better way is eating healthy fats, like Butter, which turn off the “out of control hunger urges” that you’ve struggled with all your life.
  • This gives you complete appetite control.
  • This appetite control gives you freedom without using “will power” and enables you to do what is called “intermittent fasting“.
  • No diet or exercise plan can DO for you what Short Term Fasting can do.
  • But until you actually learn all the things intermittent fasting can DO for you, it’s just my word and my story, it doesn’t relate to you.
  • They call me Butter Bob, but the truth is, I could just as easily be called Fasting Bob.

Click Here For the Rest of my story

Short-term fasting.

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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4 Comments

  • Pat OBrien says:

    Dear Bob,

    I finally got it. Your repetition paid off. I watched and watched, and just knew the answer was lurking in your message, somewhere. I even watched videos over and over, cuz I trusted you to teach me your truth, the truth about weight loss, my weight loss.

    My gastric sleeve surgery was to be scheduled for October, but it was only an alternative because I had given up on myself and did not trust myself and my eating habits. But I did not want the surgery. I was looking on a bariatric blog trying to find a reason not to avoid the irreversible tragedy of medically condoned anorexia, and I found one other desperate soul who stumbled on LCHF and shared her new found success.

    That in turn led me to your page. You sold me on yourself before I could understand the message, and I just fully believed that if I would do exactly what you did, then I would get exactly what you got. But I really didn’t understand it, even if I was trying to practice the new way of eating. And it was working for me. It was bringing me to the point when it finally penetrated my skull and I learnt to eat just enough high food to help me not eat.

    I will probably continue watching your videos over and over for the next little while, at least until this new way of life becomes a habit. But some of the videos have hit me quite personally. I watch some of these for more than your weight loss techniques.

    I will never be able to express to you the depth of my gratitude, but my hope is that I can pass your message onto others. That might just be the best way to pay you back while paying it forward.

    Bless you Bob, and thank you again.
    Your friend,
    Pat OBrien

  • Pamela says:

    Dear Bob,

    Unlike Pat, above, I did have the Gastric Sleeve Surgery. I am not sorry, because it lead to me to finding out truth, the truth of a ketogenic diet and that lead me to finding Keto Connect, which lead me to find you. You are filling a purpose God has for you, by helping people who really need your way of informing us. I needed your style of information, desperately.

    In 12 hours of watching your videos, my life and understanding have changed. Finally, I understand Ketosis and Intermitten Fasting. I truly never got it, but my Spirit told me Ketosis was the way to go. I had the Gastric Sleeve Surgery in late March. I was unable to eat anything, even to drink water, for 10 weeks. I had to have fluid infusions. Vitamin and Mineral supplements cannot make up for what you are not getting. I lost 80% of my hair and my skin was so dry it was flaking off in large chunks, my skin was hanging and wrinkled like a 150 year old. However, my energy was through the roof and I never felt better. I was able to stop taking insulin completely.

    Eventually, I was able to eat, very small amounts at first and I strictly followed the doctors recommendations, which included things one would never eat on a Ketogenic Diet. I immediately gained back 15 pounds, which was water, because I had been so dehydrated. Bummer, because I had lost only 45 pounds in that 10 weeks. I was very unhappy.

    I did keep my diet more restrictive than the doctor recommended and was told to eat more, but was also told to lose more weight by starting to exercise daily. I was once an athlete, so I have understood for years that exercise is not a weight-loss tool. Now I am really feeling bad about getting the surgery, but decided I would use the knowledge to lead me to more knowledge that would be the answer. I had become engaged and then had to call off the wedding 1 week prior. This lead me to totally ignore my food for 2 months and I have gained a little more back. Then I got pneumonia, then it was Christmas and New Years and I was reunited with family I have not seen in 2 decades. Surgery was a great jumping point, and gave me a lot of understanding of my body, which lead me here, but it is not a necessary thing, which is why I held off getting it for years, but it saved me when I needed it, because I am one of those people with major metabolic disease that could never lose a pound. Only you, have explained why.

    Now, I am back home, ready to learn all I can about a Ketogenic Diet and through Keto Connect, found you. Your information has given me the understanding I needed, because between Thanksgiving and Christmas, I read daily and never got the understanding you gave me by putting the info together so well and connecting the dots. I need to know why I am doing something, if I want to be successful and live that life. I cannot just do it because people say it is good. Thank You for giving me the knowledge I need so much.

    I was really becoming confused because I tried 4 different Macro Calculators and got 4 totally different results. Each one lead me to look for answers why and eventually I settled on using info from the US Navy Method, which is the strictest in terms of calculating those scientific numbers. I now breathe a sigh of relief knowing I do not have to be so exacting, which is stressful and I never trust anything so exacting.

    I will be sing you on Facebook and YouTube and Thank You again for your care and your story.

    Many Blessings,
    Pamela Miller

    • Pamela Miller says:

      Pamela Miller continued…
      Oh, I also wanted to be clear… I had to return to insulin (because the doctors refuse to give me anything else) as soon as I began consuming food again. How much has creeped up little by little, as my weight has. This is my first full day of Keto. I did a trial run before Christmas and did not really have that keto flu effect, most likely because I have been on a low carb diet (but also high protein) for the last 4 years, and I regularly take the mineral supplements and have for years.

      I know my body is a mess of metabolic syndrome effects. I have come to realize that even though I ate healthy (haha, according to the USDA) I have been on a high carb diet all of my life. As a child, my mom could not pack enough carbs into me and purposely withheld the protein and fat, believing it to be unhealthy. She is a carbaholic massive candy eater and never has a single rise in blood glucose or weight. Not one of her 4 children inherited her metabolism. Diabetes is prolific in both my moms and dads families.

      Anyway, I need all of the help I can get. I have a lot of health and diet knowledge, but everything I learn shows me how much I do not know and Ketogenic Life is a whole new game for me. I have so many autoimmune disorders that it is crazy and my children (all adults) suffer with them too. If I am successful, they will surely take a look at Ketogenic Lifestyle seriously.

      Again, Thank You,

      Pamela Miller

  • Pamela Miller says:

    continued…
    Oh, I also wanted to be clear… I had to return to insulin (because the doctors refuse to give me anything else) as soon as I began consuming food again. How much has creeped up little by little, as my weight has. This is my first full day of Keto. I did a trial run before Christmas and did not really have that keto flu effect, most likely because I have been on a low carb diet (but also high protein) for the last 4 years, and I regularly take the mineral supplements and have for years.

    I know my body is a mess of metabolic syndrome effects. I have come to realize that even though I ate healthy (haha, according to the USDA) I have been on a high carb diet all of my life. As a child, my mom could not pack enough carbs into me and purposely withheld the protein and fat, believing it to be unhealthy. She is a carbaholic massive candy eater and never has a single rise in blood glucose or weight. Not one of her 4 children inherited her metabolism. Diabetes is prolific in both my moms and dads families.

    Anyway, I need all of the help I can get. I have a lot of health and diet knowledge, but everything I learn shows me how much I do not know and Ketogenic Life is a whole new game for me. I have so many autoimmune disorders that it is crazy and my children (all adults) suffer with them too. If I am successful, they will surely take a look at Ketogenic Lifestyle seriously.

    Again, Thank You,

    Pamela Miller

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