High-fat Mediterranean diet, not low-fat one, is how you lose weight

  • metta

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    Jun 10, 2016 3:11 PM GMT
    High-fat Mediterranean diet, not low-fat one, is how you lose weight

    http://www.cnn.com/2016/06/06/health/fat-is-back-eat-like-a-mediterranean/index.html
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    Jun 10, 2016 9:58 PM GMT
    metta saidHigh-fat Mediterranean diet, not low-fat one, is how you lose weight


    Adding fat back to my diet while eliminating sugar Is probably the most contrarian concept of my lifetime but it certainly worked for me and the body fat reduction works independent of exercise.

    However ,middle age people freak out when they discover that their "bulk", which is melting away, is fat not muscle. Unlike other diets , Paleo diets happens too fast. In one month you can't wear your clothes and friends don't recognize you.


    http://www.cnn.com/2016/06/06/health/fat-is-back-eat-like-a-mediterranean/index.html
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    Jun 11, 2016 12:55 AM GMT
    My diet is 40% fat now, but what I like about it is the fact that it allows me to eat very little -- good for my low appetite!
  • mcbrion

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    Jun 12, 2016 4:53 AM GMT
    Fat does not make anyone gain weight. In the 50s and 60s, we had plenty of fat in our meals: fried chicken, beef and fish (which is surprisingly high in fat - although it is monounsaturated fat). Despite that, there were only maybe 2 kids in any grade I was ever in who would be considered "fat."
    It has never been about fatty food: ever since people in the US adopted the "low fat" diet, they thought that gave them license to eat Oreo cookies, which had the nerve to advertise themselves as "low fat - 1 gram!" And people bought into it. And apparently still do.

    The London Telegraph had an article about low-fat diets yesterday - oh, it's Sunday morning. Scratch that. It appeared in their newspaper on Friday.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2016/06/09/low-fat-diets-and-exercise-are-pointless-for-losing-weight-warns/

    It is astounding to think people haven't gotten the message that fat doesn't make you fat. The only reason for low fat is to be very "cut." If that's your thing, THEN you want low fat. Otherwise, there's no need for it. However, I wouldn't rush to eat foods cooked in lard, either.
  • KissTheSky

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    Jun 12, 2016 11:56 AM GMT
    I have no doubt that a Mediterranean diet is healthy, but this "study" doesn't prove much:
    It says a group of people lost an avg. of two pounds, and it took them FIVE YEARS.
    That's pathetic... You can easily lose two pounds in a month, by making very minor adjustments to your diet.
    Losing half a pound A YEAR somehow merits a prominent story in USA Today?
    I don't get it.

  • Jun 21, 2016 11:09 PM GMT
    The study is unreliable. However, multiple previous studies have shown that refined sugar is the second worst source of calories (besides alcohol) for human health, we don't consume enough fiber, vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients, and most Americans consume far too little Omega-3 fatty acids. The Standard American Diet is known to be carcinogenic and the cause of malnutrition.
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    Jul 17, 2016 4:38 AM GMT
    I've been Ketogenic for a while now. My kcal intake is %5 or less carbohydrates, %30 protein, and %65 fat. I sleep better, feel better, have lost weight and put on muscle, am not hungry to the point of losing control over my choices, or any of that BS.

    It's been a struggle to share this with the people I love, that struggle with their health. Even those who are actively trying to find a way to correct their life DO NOT want to hear that they will lose fat, by eating fat. The dogma has a strong hold.