Are you at all concerned about Obesity or being Overweight?
If you are – you need to read this.
In a new article, Dr Mercola elaborates on a new report by the British National Obesity Forum (NOF) report on obesity that warns that the policy to encourage people to eat a low-fat diet is having a disastrous impact on public health
You can read my summary and link to Dr Mercola’s article Here:
why high-fat diets are superior for weight loss
According to Dr Mercola:
- The British National Obesity Forum (NOF) report on obesity warns that the policy to encourage people to eat a low-fat diet is having a disastrous impact on public health
- Key findings include: high-fat diets are superior for weight loss; calorie counting doesn’t work; exercise alone cannot combat obesity; saturated fat does not cause heart disease and meal frequency influences weight
- Some dietary fats do harm, while others are vitally important for optimal health. Harmful fats that contribute to heart disease are primarily trans fats and highly refined polyunsaturated omega-6 vegetable oils (PUFAs)
Dr Mercola’s article reports that according to Reuters “The NOF/PHC report, entitled ‘Eat Fat, Cut The Carbs and Avoid Snacking to Reverse Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes’ … said snacking in-between meals is what is making people overweight.
‘The role of poor dietary advice has been ignored for too long. Specifically, the ‘low fat’ and ‘lower cholesterol’ messages have had unintended disastrous health consequences,’ the report said.”
According to NOF chairman Dr. David Haslam
“As a clinician treating patients all day every day, I quickly realized that guidelines from on high suggesting high carbohydrate, low-fat diets were the universal panacea, were deeply flawed”.
Conclusions from the report include:
|Eating fat does not make you fat
High-fat, low-net-carb diets are superior to low-fat, high-net-carb diets for weight loss and heart health.
|Calorie counting doesn’t work
Calories are not created equal. They have differing metabolic effects depending on their source, so counting calories is useless for successful weight loss.
|You cannot outrun a poor diet
Obesity cannot be conquered simply by increasing exercise as obesity is rooted in metabolic dysfunction that leads to abnormal energy partitioning.
|Saturated fat does not cause heart disease
Saturated fat and cholesterol has little to do with the development of heart disease, and a new analysis of evidence from 40 years ago does not support restricting saturated fat.
|Avoid foods labelled “low-fat” or “low cholesterol”
There’s no evidence to suggest avoiding saturated fat or dietary cholesterol reduces heart disease or death from heart disease.
Over the last few years, I have read a lot of reports and articles from qualified medical practitioners arguing that the policy to encourage people to eat a low-fat diet, which has been in place for about 50 years, is having a “disastrous impact on health, and is a major reason why Obesity has sky-rocketed.
The fact is we need fats to survive.
According to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey in the United States, average mean percentage body fat of Americans from samples from 1999–2004 In males, ranged from 22.9% at age 16–19 years to 30.9% at age 60–79 years’ Women are higher- apparently due to the need to give birth.
The human brain is reported to be 60 % fats.
Dr Mercola concludes that “Mounting evidence suggests high-fat, low net-carb diets may be the key that many people have been looking for, as it solves more than one problem. Not only does it help you shed excess body fat, it does so while improving metabolism, boosting overall energy levels, lowering inflammation, promoting optimal health and maximizing longevity in a number of different ways.”
Getting this right will be critical if you want to live a long healthy life. I will keep you updated as new research is published
You can read Dr Mercola’s article HERE