Does Fat Make You Fat?

I found this and thought is was vital that people realize this very important misconception.

The TRUTH IS EATING FAT DOESN’T MAKE YOU FAT.  It’s the inability to burn fat that makes you fat.  In fact, depriving your body of fat can have detrimental effects to its function.  Your brain, your nervous system, your hormones, and the cells of your body are built from fat.  Therefore, for your body to function at its optimal level, you need to replenish your body with a good source of FAT in your diet.

In the last decade, “low-fat” and “non-fat” or “0 Calories” products have taken over the shelves at the grocery store.  From yogurt to Pringles to soda, people have been  tricked into thinking that if its “low in fat” this will help them lose weight.  In fact, the opposite is true.  Recent research from the Behavioral Neuroscience found that fat substitutes can interfere with the body’s ability to regulate food intake which leads to inefficient use of calories and weight gain!1

Researchers studied rats on a high fat diet versus rats eating “fake-fats” and the results showed that the rats that ate fake-fat Pringles ate more food, put on more weight, and gained more body fat than their counterparts on the high-fat diet that were given only the high-fat Pringles.

Not only does eating a “low-fat” diet deprive your body of essential nutrients, but it doesn’t lead to the weight loss you want.  In 2009, a study showed 645 obese patients who used a low-fat diet had NO CHANGE in waist circumference.2

Don’t get drawn into the trap that man-made and man-altered products are better and healthier for your body than the food that God has provided on this earth.  Just like our bodies, He didn’t create junk, He didn’t create foods with too much fat that need to be altered by man before we eat them.  If a food doesn’t naturally come from the earth, don’t eat it!

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