The title of this video is “No!!! Don’t Eat Sticks of Butter”, instead eat your own body fat, that’s what’s for dinner.
This video is unlike any other video I’ve done, it’s just me talking to you, sharing my experiences on the diet, answering a couple of questions that come up on my Facebook page, all the time.
The other star of this little show is Chiquita, which I mistakenly called a “box turtle” in the video. Chiquita is a “Red-Eared Slider“.
She is a ketogenic turtle, she loves to eat real food and so should you. She loves to eat shrimp and fish, and she’s healthy for it, and you could be healthy for it too.
The main reason I’m coming to you in this video is because I get this question a lot. And it’s not always the framed the same way, it’s not always phrased the same way, but it’s an important question. The main question that people ask me is some variation of:
“What specifically did you eat to lose weight?”
“What can I eat to lose weight?”
“What food do I need to eat to lose weight?”
I even get the question:
“How many sticks of butter do I need to eat to lose weight?”
Guys, believe me, this is serious business, it’s funny when people ask me that, but it’s serious, because they’re coming at it from a very serious point of view. They see the title of my main video “Butter Makes Your Pants Fall Off“, and they think, okay, butter makes my pants fall off, so therefore I should eat a lot of butter, but I never said that. And I don’t want you to do that.
I think of the Low Carb/High Fat Diet (LCHF) as way to control my appetite. A way to get my insulin down, so my body will release the fat that is stored around my belly. In other words, I use the LCHF diet, and I use fasting to serve myself, my own fat. My own fat is what’s for dinner, that’s the food you need to be eating on this diet. Fat from your belly and your butt and your chinny, chin, chins. You need to eat that big belly and the only way you can eat that big belly, is to turn your insulin down, keep it down by eating LCHF foods and fasting.
How much food should you eat?
Enough to turn your appetite off. Eat until you’re satisfied and when you’re appetite is down, that means you’re burning fat. If you’re not hungry that means your body is not needing nutrition. You should stop eating at that point. You don’t need to eat. You don’t need to put gobs of fat on your food. Eat enough fat, enough protein so that you’re satisfied, then allow your body to use all that extra nutrition, that body fat, that you’ve got around your body.
See, food is not the answer. Food is just a way to the answer. There is absolutely nothing that you can eat to lose a hundred pounds. What you need to do is not eat. Find ways to turn that (fat storing) system off.
Some of you are looking for every LCHF recipe that you can find, but I tell people to keep it simple. Why? Because food is not the issue, food is just the way to turn your appetite down. Don’t look for every “fat bomb” recipe that you can find, so you can eat and eat and eat. Don’t drink fifty Bullet Proof Coffees a day.
Eat until you’re satisfied, then stop eating.
See, food is not the answer, food is a way to get to the answer.
What’s the answer?
As I told you in my “Why Are Fat People Hungry?” video, the answer is getting your body into a mode, a low insulin mode, so that it releases the fat. It releases the fat in your body for energy. And when it releases the fat for energy, you will experience a turn down in your appetite, and I mean a noticeable turn down. Stop eating.
It’s lunch time, but I’m not hungry. Don’t eat.
It’s dinner time, I’m not hungry. Don’t eat.
If you’re satisfied and you’ve got plenty of energy and you feel good, why are you eating?
You’re defeating the whole purpose of this diet. The purpose of this diet is to EAT YOUR BELLY, not eat the next LCHF recipe. Not eat the next fat bomb recipe. Not to find some way to beat the system, by saying, okay, if fat’s okay, I’m going to have 20 Bullet Proof Coffees a day. If you’re doing that, you’re crazy.
I also get questions about adding fat or protein.
Statements like “I’ve been told if I eat too much fat, I won’t lose weight and my body won’t use my fat”.
“Or, I’ve been told I should dramatically increase my protein.”
Listen, guys, eat enough to be satisfied and allow your body to tell you when you’re hungry. If you are eating when you’re not hungry, you’re eating too much. If you’re eating gobs of fat, thinking it’s going to make you lose weight, you’re eating too much. It’s ridiculous.
I’ve always said, eat a high fat percentage, not a high fat calorie-wise diet. Don’t go crazy with it. Eat until you’re satisfied, then don’t eat.
Now I want to talk to you about Fasting.
Everybody wants to know about fasting. Look, fasting is just your body’s natural way to get to the fat. As I’ve told you in my video “Why Are Fat People Hungry?” video, fasting is the way to get to the fat. If you lower your insulin down long enough, your body starts switching over to burning fat, that’s what it does.
Will fasting turn your metabolism down?
Look, (during fasting), you still supplying your body with lots of energy, but the energy is coming from your internal fat.
On the other hand, if you eat a low calorie diet, but you don’t turn off this insulin problem, then yes, your body going to slow down, because it doesn’t have access to that fat.
But when you eat a LCHF diet and you keep your insulin low, and you’re fasting and keeping your insulin low, you’re keeping this pathway to your fat open ALL THE TIME. That’s why your not going to have a slow down in your metabolism, because your body still has access to 100’s of thousands calories, especially if you’re really fat, you may have a half a million calories on your body. And if you’ve got access to them, you’re not going to have an energy deficit ever, and that’s why you’ll have plenty of energy and that’s why you won’t be hungry.
Don’t ruin it by eating too much!! Listen to your body.
I also have a lot of people write me and they have gall bladder problems, or they have some issue that keeps them from doing a High Fat diet. I understand that, really some people actually have this issue, some people just image they have this issue, but whether you have this issue or not, if you can’t do LCHF diet, then do a real food diet and then fast.
Like I said in my “Fasting and the Fifty Percent Insulin Problem” video, fasting is 50% more effective (at lowering insulin) than Low Carb.
Low Carb is great and I believe in it, I’m an advocate, a strong advocate for it, but if you can’t do it, for any reason, for whatever reason, you can still do fasting.
Fasting is easy, you can do a twelve hour fast. It’s easy. You eat dinner at six, you get up in the morning and eat breakfast at six, there’s twelve hours. I think you should go a lot longer than that, and if you can, do it. And I’ll tell you a way that you can do it, but it will probably get me into trouble with the purists out there, but I don’t care, I did this the whole time I was losing and it worked wonders for me.
If you get up in the morning, say you get up at six o’clock, you normally eat breakfast, instead have yourself a cup of coffee with some heavy whipping cream in it. And you’ll probably be able to delay eating until ten, eleven or twelve o’clock, which will extend your fast.
The critics and purists will say, “you’re eating during a fast”, but tell these people to kiss you hind end. It works for me, it’s worked for thousands of people. Yes, you shouldn’t go crazy drinking a bunch of fatty coffee, that’s true, but if it extend the fast and we all know that pure fat food does not raise insulin that much, and you’re not going crazy with it, you’re okay.
Look, this is something that is very important, all these studies that I share in my other video, they were studies about people doing fasting on alternative days. Some of those studies allowed people to eat up to 500 calories during the fasting day, and they had these great results.
So the critics are telling me that a cup of coffee with a couple hundred calories, that allows me to go another four or five hours, and get a 16 hour fast every single day of my life is hurting me? This is towing the dogmatic line, just like I tell people in my “Lard Makes You Lean” video, if you can’t afford organic food, go down to Walmart and buy yourself something to eat, that you can eat and that you can afford and you can do wonders for yourself. If people who are purists don’t like it, too bad for them. But, you’ll still lose a hundred pounds and feel healthy. Your food bill will go down and then you might even be able to afford the better food.
Listen to your body, do what you’re able to do, stop listening to these dogmatic purists, that are going to keep you from getting healthy because they want to tell you all the things you can’t do.
Let me tell you something. I ate at Walmart and I lost 145 pounds. I don’t like Bullet Proof Coffee, there’s nothing against it, I like heavy whipping cream. I drank my heavy whipping cream coffee during fasting times, I usually limited this to one, maybe two on a 24 hour fast. I lost 145 pounds.
These people telling you all this politically correct bull crap don’t know what the heck they’re talking about, but I do. I don’t care about all these rules and regulations. Let me tell you something, if you’re eating better diet, a whole food diet, and you’re losing weight, and your blood pressure is coming down, and your sugar is coming down, and your weight is coming down and you’ve got your energy back again, who cares if you’re eating the pure food or not.
Yes, they’re right, that foods better for you, no doubt about it. But, if you can’t afford it, or you don’t have access to it, listen to me and you’ll WIN.