So this is what the trend in Obesity in the US looks like since the introduction of the low fat guidelines at the end of the 1970’s.
The Women’s Health Initiative in the US was one of the largest nutrition studies in history. It was a randomized controlled trial of a low fat diet with over 46,000 women. After about 8 years, there was only 0.4 kg (1 pound) difference in weight and there was no difference in heart disease, cancer or death.
Other massive studies have confirmed this… that the low-fat diet provides no benefit for heart disease or the risk of death.
A reminder about Fats. An LCHF lifestyle encourages the consumption of fats, but make sure they are the healthy ones!
Fats which are good to use:
- Coconut oil
- Extra virgin Olive Oil (but not at high heat)
Fats to avoid:
- Artificial trans fats
- Processed seed and vegetable oils high in Omega-6 fatty acids
Read this article for more information on all of the above
Today’s omlette is cooked in healthy duck fat drained from the duck cooked at the weekend, it gives it such a wonderful flavour. It is then served with a side of kimchee, great for the gut bacteria. This will keep me going until mid afternoon!