The diet trick that backfired and what to do about it.
July 1, 2019 By Billy
Did you know that dropping fat in your diet doesn’t necessarily make you lose weight? In fact, it can even have the opposite effect! Yikes! Since “fat” is too often regarded as a cause of the common over-weight problem (and no pun intended, but it’s big!) by many people who don’t know any better, fat in our food is inherently seen as bad. But fat is actually essential to our health for a number of reasons – including the maintenance of a healthy weight! So the answer is not to remove fat from your diet. The good news is it’s only a matter of understanding how to get it right.
The first backfire
Like carbohydrates, fat is actually fuel for the body. In fact, fats, per calorie satisfy the appetite more than carbohydrates. Ever sit down with a bag of low-fat chips, and, before you know it, you’ve polished off the whole bag? It just doesn’t satisfy the appetite, does it? It’s often the same with “low-fat” foods like crackers, bread, cereal, pasta. It’s easy to overeat them. And then what does your body do with the overflow of the starchy calories which turn to glucose in minutes? It stores them as…fat!…and generally in the less flattering areas of the body. This is how the ‘low-fat’ diet backfires. One-hundred calories of the healthy fats (what you might find in an avocado, for instance), will be more satisfying than one-hundred calories of carbohydrates. Same amount of calories, much different level of satisfaction = reduced chance of overeating.
And the second…
High fat, low carb diets – like paleo and ketogenic diets. The idea is to satisfy the appetite with fewer overall calories and achieve weight loss. Brilliant, right? Actually no, and here’s why…
In the beginning there will be some weight loss – but not for long. Why? A weakened thyroid. This is because in most cases high fat diets include a significant amount of cooked oils, like what’s in animal protein. Some animal protein in the diet is fine. (We talk all about this in my book, Infinity Health Manual.) But cooked oil (like the oils in cooked meat, fried foods, and baked foods) produces free radicals that can weaken the thyroid. (Refresher: What are free radicals? These are unstable molecules that roam around the body chipping particles from cell walls, which then create more free radicals.) Zapping the thyroid with these free radicals zaps the metabolism. Slow metabolism = weight gain. Eek!..who wants that? The reason this has not been more diligently considered is because this weakening process is gradual, like watching grass grow, only in reverse. So yes, you’ll likely lose weight at first, but it’s likely to come back in the long run, and maybe with a vengeance.
The solution here is to eat more of the healthy fats, in moderate amounts, while avoiding the unhealthy ones (except for when you’re at someone’s birthday party – no need to be the wet blanket when someone’s cutting the cake). Now we know it’s largely the unhealthy fats that are the cause for unwanted weight gain.
So what are healthy fats? It’s raw nuts and seeds! You can read more about it in the Infinity Health Manual. Have you read it yet? If yes, then you know all about these very important topics, putting you ahead of the game in terms of vibrant health! If you have yet to read it, then I say go for it – there’s no better time than now. In fact, I guarantee that you’ll be very glad you did.
Raw nuts and seeds are superior foods and for even more reasons than the healthy fats. It’s the awesome nutritive value, too. We’re talking vital nutrients such as vitamin E, iron, zinc, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, and potassium – all things that keep the body strong! And what else can nuts and seeds provide? Superior protein! Superior protein = superior muscle. Who doesn’t need that? I do!
Now here’s the big question: what makes the Infinity Almonds, Pumpkin seeds, and Walnuts superior to all the others on the market? So superior, that I’ll put my name on it. The one-of-a-kind Infinity nuts and seeds are sprouted, which unlocks far greater nutrient absorption. They’re simply easier to digest. Plus the sprouting makes these nuts and seeds more delicious with a lighter, crispier texture. Check out the Infinity nuts and seeds pages, and I’ll explain just how the sprouting process works – and why it’s so important for making nuts and seeds a true superfood. I’ll also share with you the extraordinary health benefits that each of them provide.
By the way, did you know the primary ingredient of all the Infinity Bars? Raw almond butter! The simple fact is a healthy foundation of an energy bar is big part of what makes the Infinity Bars so delicious and healthy, too. Need I say more? So you might want to take this opportunity to stock up on your Infinity Bars as well.
Over these many years, the Infinity Superfoods and health protocols have become a powerful force, enhancing the lives of many thousands of people, and my wish is for you to be part of it! If you’ve had the opportunity to experience the great benefits of the Infinity Superfoods and health information that I have to share in my book, Infinity Health Manual, then please forward this email to your friends and family since naturally they will receive the awesome benefits, too.
Have a wonderful day!!…
Yours truly, and at your service always,