Alarmed by the word good fats? You’re not alone. For years I had it backwards. Meaning? I thought all fats were bad and I had to reduce fats in my diet, because - you know - clogged arteries and weight gain would be the result if I ate fatty foods.
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Back then, I drastically reduced my caloric intake. I lost a few pounds … and even though I never went to look for it … it piled right back on! (Groan).
The problem was: I was always hungry!
During my work day at Beesville Books, I came across a great book by Gary Zeidman quite by accident. His book is called Deconstructing Diabetes. Funny how fate works. Up until reading Gary’s book, I was under the assumption that fat makes you fat. Period. End.
I found out that the exact opposite is true. We need to eat more fat … MUCH more fat in fact. I know that’s hard to grasp.
This led me to finding out which fats are good for us, and what are the “not-so-good” for us fats?
It’s time to stop giving butter a bad rap. It’s time to eat butter and enjoy it… along with coconut oil, avocado oil, olive oil, and ghee.
(Fats to avoid: vegetable oil and soybean oil).
Gary says this about fat in his Deconstructing Diabetes book:
What does cause the aforementioned concerns? Drum roll please ...
The carbohydrates you consume are turned into sugar (glucose) which we use for fuel.
The excess (un-burned) fuel/sugar then turns into fat in your liver, pancreas, and that is what creates disease AND weight increase from ingesting too many carbohydrates!
I was thoroughly annoyed and disgusted by the fact that I'd been on the wrong side of fat (in more ways than one!) for the past three decades. Instead of being a cheerleader of digesting fat, I was its biggest critic. After all these years of avoiding fat, this "fat is OK" discovery really rubbed me the wrong way.
I was then VERY thankful to have read Gary’s book. This was followed by some some serious binge book-buying on Amazon for second, third and tenth opinions. They were all in agreement. Keto diets work.
I purchased these books (shown above) by Suzanne Ryan namely:
Both are excellent books and include easy recipes that even I can fix and find time for! And to keep them clean, I use the Finally Keto Recipe Keeper.
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