Have you heard that you should eat fat to lose weight and that high cholesterol is good and healthy?
The simple truth is you can only follow Harvey-Banting type diets, with low carb, high protein and high fat if you are very active and do at least 6 hours of cardio, high volume aerobic exercise a week. As with all unbalanced diets, if you choose such a diet, you will have to take supplements (fiber etc) more about fat here and you will have to be very active.
The logic of this type of unbalanced diet, where you have to eat fat to lose weight, is that we are evolved to eat this way and that our ancient ancestors ate this way. Our ancient ancestors were also a lot more active whereas we in this time, are a lot less active.
The best advice is to follow a healthy eating plan, here are some basic questions and answers about fat, carbs and protein
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So, can you eat fat to lose weight or not?
Easy answer is yes, you can eat fat and yes, fat is even part of a healthy and balanced diet.
No, you should not eat a lot of fat. You only need a very small amount of fat in your daily diet.
So, yes, you should still choose low fat yogurt over full cream and yes, you should still choose low fat, 2 percent or 1 percent skim milk.
Carbs and your diet
So, can you eat carbs and lose weight or not?
Easy answer is yes, you can eat carbs and yes carbs is part of a healthy and balanced diet.
No, you should not eat a lot of carbs. You should place a higher importance on what carbs you choose to eat.
So, yes, you should be much more careful of which carbs you are eating and yes, there are carbs you must avoid.
Protein and your diet
So, can you eat protein and lose weight or not?
Easy answer is yes, you can eat protein and yes protein is part of a healthy and balanced diet.
No, you should not only eat protein. This is sometimes referred to as the atkins diet.
So, yes, you should still choose to eat proteins