Up the Protein vs. Up the Fat?

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.

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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  • 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

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