If you’ve been to school in the past 60 years or so, you’ve probably
gotten the lecture that fat causes heart attacks and strokes, thereby
meaning fats are to be avoided with all haste.
Unfortunately, this is not true. The fact is, we were lied to. It’s sugar that
our bodies run on, but it doesn’t burn efficiently. We spike with sudden
energy and then crash again. We eat too much of the sugar and the body
stores it as fat.
Forcing the body to look for alternative sources of food, the keto diet
refuses to add to the sugars already in the system and tries to “clean it
out.” This is largely due to the vast amount of water you need to drink.
Being starved of its energy source, your body searches for a replacement
source. The fat was stored there for a reason, after all. This is that
reason. When the body has nothing else, it will start using up the reserve
fuel. Namely, the fat stored.
This isn’t a “diet” so much as it is a change in metabolism. You’re
switching your body and the way it works, over to the way it wants to
Ketosis has some bad press though. Generally, that's due to a condition
called ketoacidosis, a serious and common complaint among people with
diabetes. This is a very different state. Ketosis is a natural state of the
body; it just needs to be kicked in to create the change.
So toss out everything you learned about fats and the food pyramid; it’s
all false. The research was flawed, and several special interest groups
had a say in the creation of what we consider to be the official dietary
For example, it’s no wonder that bread is at the bottom of the pyramid
when the study was created by the US Department of agriculture who
support the Heartland farmers that grow grain products!
Also, keep in mind that a survey in the 1960s was influenced by a lobbyist
the group that represented large combined sugar companies and suddenly fat
was blamed for America's obesity epidemic.
So don’t trust the press. Fat, the good kind of fat is what fuels your body.
It’s lean and efficient and gives you energy and strength. Fat burned for
energy can sooth blood pressure, lower blood sugar and do so much more
in healing and recovery.
It’s all because the liver can break down elementary proteins into the
chemicals your body needs.
Exactly as it’s supposed to.