Although we all want to be thin, you can’t just diet and exercise your way to a slimmer figure. The truth is that most diets fail to result in permanent weight loss. The 80/20 rule is what scientists call it when 80% of your diet is healthy and 20% is junk. In a nutshell, this means that 80% of your diet should be plant-based, 20% should be protein-rich, and nothing should be both.
This is because protein triggers an appetite response, while fat and sugar will spike your insulin and make you hungrier. The key is to consume mostly the fat that comes from plant sources and avoid carbs. For many years now scientists have been warning that the Western diet is linked to obesity, heart disease, and a whole host of other health issues.
According to conventional wisdom, fat is the enemy of the human body. But in a book titled The Big Fat Surprise, authors Nina Teicholz and Michael Moss argue that this isn’t necessarily the case. Excess fat is not the cause of chronic diseases like obesity, heart disease, or cancer. Rather, it is carbohydrates, particularly refined carbs like white sugar, that is the real cause of these diseases.
For decades, the medical establishment has been telling us that saturated fat doesn’t cause heart disease and that dietary fat is not a problem. This was the case for so long that it was widely accepted as truth. It’s not. The truth is that in the last 10 years, the idea that saturated fat is harmless has been dead on arrival.
Is it good to consume butter, pork, and cheese? And if that’s the case, why have we been taught to believe differently for decades?
Nina Teicholz, a New York Times bestselling novelist, was the subject of my most recent interview. Publications like The Economist and The Wall Street Journal have named his book The Big Fat Surprise as one of the finest novels of the year.
It’s an intriguing tale. The first six minutes of our interview are available to watch above.
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The last few years have seen a deluge of studies claiming that saturated fat is the primary cause of cardiovascular disease, obesity, and diabetes. Indeed, some of the most prestigious medical journals have come to this conclusion. But is it true? No one knows for sure, but here’s a little story about why the rules of the diet game may have changed.. Read more about the big fat surprise ebook and let us know what you think.