Eat lots and lots of healthy fat.
If that sentence made your brain explode, I understand. We've spent the last few decades being told that the DEADLYFATZ is the cause of all our woes, and what will eventually kill us. Yet, as I have explained in a previous post, the science behind fat avoidance is highly suspect.
So our biggest obstacle to low carb success can be our own brains. What we are asked to do seems so difficult; yet, once we are past our prejudices, it turns out to be incredibly easy.
|Isn't this a treat?|
For instance, I just had lunch. It was ham, a broccoli/cauliflower/carrot mix, all covered in this cheese sauce.
I made the cheese sauce with cheese, cream cheese, heavy cream, and butter.
Everyone agrees that it is yummy. But we've been told it is also so very bad for us.
But it's not. Fat, especially natural sources like dairy, are very good for us.
Many of the studies that have demonized fat used suspect sources; such as inflammatory seed oils, or sources loaded with transfats, such as hydrogenated fats. These are unnatural sources we are not used to digesting, or using in our bodies.
Every one of our cells is surrounded by a membrane made of fat. Our brains are 60% fat. This is not something that is bad for us!
The key to losing weight with low carb is eating lots of fat. This keeps us full, longer; that lunch I had will last me 5-6 hours. Also, fat has no impact on our blood sugar.
It's not fat that makes us fat. It's high blood sugar.