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Old 12-05-2017, 02:03   #1
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Why is it bad for us?

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The fat is bad for you is a lie. It's actually sugar that is the culprit for what fat is accused of doing to us. A reasonable amount of fat is actually good for us. Butter, avocado, nuts, cheese, and animal fat in small amounts are okay.

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The body -- particularly your brain and nervous system -- needs fat to survive and prosper.

As chargette pointed out, many of the bad side effects attributed to eating fat now seem to be more accurately assigned to eating carbohydrates and to fluctuating blood-glucose levels. Fat does not affect glucose levels the way carbs do.

Fat is not exactly a "freebie", though: eat more calories than your body expends and you will gain weight. Tablespoon for tablespoon, fat contains about twice as many calories as carbohydrates or protein. Many/most of us have some sort of nutritional target that lets us maintain weight or lose weight. Eat too many calories (even from fat) and that goal is endangered.

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When I eat plenty of fat and keep carbs very low, I lose weight. And most of it animal fats, and some from olive oil and coconut oil. I have had multiple tests for my heart and I have no artery buildup or any other signs of heart disease.

The idea that fat is bad, that fat makes you fat, and that fat raises serum cholesterol is being debunked continually. What they're learning is that it is actually high blood sugars from high carbohydrate consumption that causes damage of the artery walls. The body's response to this is to patch the damage with cholesterol which the body manufactures itself.

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Lee, welcome to our forum. I see on you post that you were diagnosed as a type 2 diabetic. This forum is comprised of a ton of folks that are type 2, type 1 and even type 1.5....and most of us have walked down the same road you are now walking.

Your question about 'fat' is interesting to us because we all have read lots of research on the fact that modern medical science have reversed course on the old concept that 'fats' are bad. In fact many are finding that eating fats vs. carbs for energy is healthy and it does not lead to heart disease.....

If you want to learn more about how we have used this new science to take control of our diabetes read the websites below.....this is the essence of how all of the diabetics on this website have learned to 'control' our diabetes.....

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to keep with the political buzz word for 2017


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Fake news

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When I eat plenty of fat and keep carbs very low, I lose weight. And most of it animal fats, and some from olive oil and coconut oil. I have had multiple tests for my heart and I have no artery buildup or any other signs of heart disease.

The idea that fat is bad, that fat makes you fat, and that fat raises serum cholesterol is being debunked continually. What they're learning is that it is actually high blood sugars from high carbohydrate consumption that causes damage of the artery walls. The body's response to this is to patch the damage with cholesterol which the body manufactures itself.
and along with the high blood sugars are high circulating insulin levels causing as much, if not more, damage.

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In general things with, "Groove and meaning" should be avoided.

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That is the word, isn't it?

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