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Old 09-04-2013, 20:00   #1
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About the amounts of fat we eat in our diet after all the low fat craze? I've seen positive results on the scale, and my portions are much more in control than they were when I watched my fat intake, but it's still second nature to me to check fat content. I'm starting to check carb content and getting used to looking for regular to high fat foods, but it is still very weird to me. ☺

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Its weird at first, it goes away along with your body fat though.

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I used to eat like a garbage disposal so, no. Not so much. Carbs and Sugars are the only thing I really look for on the nutrition panel at this point. Before dx, I didn't look at anything... It went straight for the neck.

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i thought this was a thread just for do i feel weird.....yes I do....but seriously....i was taught the same about fats, but i honestly have to say that since eating fat bombs, and more fats I have so much more energy, my husband dare says I am pleasant....shudders at thought....but i do feel better, best I have felt in a long time. I exercise more, moods stable and my sugars are a heck of a lot better and my weight is going down again. So, yes my name is Dodie B and I am a fat eater.

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Once I could see the truth that fats improved my own personal health & wellbeing, and then I researched the myths of fats being detrimental, I jumped in with both feet. My history includes the very basics of cooking, like using raw milk/cream & churning my own butter, so real fats weren't foreign to me, but I had gotten into buying low-fat sour cream, etc, . . . never fat-free, just the reduced versions (so the propaganda was drilling into my skull ), but I stopped that foolishness as fast as I could!

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I don't feel weird at all - but the reactions to what I eat from some of my other female friends are so funny! They all think I'm gonna die LOL! I have one friend in particular who eats ultra low fat everything and proportionally very high carb (but also very calorie restricted). She is perpetually dieting, hungry all the time, cold all the time, with dry hair and dry skin, and she doesn't lose weight. Yet she thinks she's the healthy one because she won't let a fat gram pass her lips.

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About the amounts of fat we eat in our diet after all the low fat craze? I've seen positive results on the scale, and my portions are much more in control than they were when I watched my fat intake, but it's still second nature to me to check fat content. I'm starting to check carb content and getting used to looking for regular to high fat foods, but it is still very weird to me. ☺
Nope. I never cared much about fat content per se as I never did any particular diet other than ketogenic. Certainly no low fat in my history. But I was very used to looking at the nutritional info and tracking macros, so for me it was just a case of adjusting fat up, keeping protein roughly the same, and cutting carbs.

And the cutting carbs part came fairly easy actually. Avoiding sugar and processed foods in and of itself pretty much dropped my carbs to around 100 grams a day because I avoided fruit and stuck with veggies, which are notoriously hard to over eat and even in large portions don't have that many calories, carbs included. Minimal extra work can get it below that, except on days when I eat a lot of nuts.

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I bought in to the low fat diet because of my doctors and all of the advertising and hype about how good it was for you. Some people seem to have a hard time adapting to a lchf diet but I have never met a Fat I didn't like so I am finding this WOE suits me just fine. The only thing is that sometimes it is really a challenge to find some things that are not " low fat " or " no fat " because that is what sells today. As far as feeling weird, Nah.

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I only feel odd if I'm eating with someone who comments on low-fat being healthier. In which case a simple "it's not healthier for me" seems to solve the problem. But I do feel odd ordering extra bacon in a restaurant. Like I want to yell "I lost 50 lbs eating this!" at the poor waitress. :P

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Weird .... I was downright paranoid about checking labels! Convinced that my tiredness and extra weight must stem from eating too many fats and calories. I was on the road to self destruction. Low calorie and low fat diets were the norm in my workplace and the lunch room was filled with young women like your friend captain1. I would purchase every new product that 'guaranteed' that its low fat content would make me svelte and energetic like the model (probably 14 years old) in their advertising campaign. Thank goodness that that is all behind me now.

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