The reading this week from my book, Becoming Slender For Life is You Are The Fat You Eat which can be found on page 129 in the second edition. What about the “good” fat you ask? Well, olive oil when worn in excess on the body looks no better than bacon fat. In spite the marketers of the trendy fad diets are trying to sell you, fat is still not a health food. If you are like me, you grew up on fat. Fat made everything taste good, or so I thought. What I have discovered is that when I cook with no added fat, the flavors of the food is enhanced. I can actually really taste the flavors when they are not buried in fat. When I weighed 110 pounds more than I do now I couldn’t conceive of not cooking without butter, cheese or olive oil. Thanks to weight loss hypnosis, I have no desire to cook with added fat. Now when I eat something with added fat I am disgusted my the that greasy coating in my mouth.

You Are The Fat You Eat

Fat is normally measured two different ways—in grams, and in percentage of total fat calories. Usually, fat is expressed as a percentage of total calories, since food is consumed to satisfy our need for calories, not our need for weight. Groups such as the American Medical Association and the American Heart Association have recommended a 30 percent total fat calorie diet to reduce the risk of heart disease and many types of cancer. By their recommendation, no more than 30 percent of all the calories you consume in a day should come from fat. However, we do know based on the work of dietary health experts such as Dr. John McDougall, Dr. Neil Barnard, Dr. Dean Ornish and Dr. T. Colin Campbell, that fat calories should actually be no more than 10 percent of the total calories consumed each day. Sadly today, most Americans consume as much as 40 percent of their total calories as fat.

While fat is an energy source, we hardly use any fat energy in our sedentary lifestyles. Instead, we store fat in our bodies like a pillow. In order to begin to release weight, most men and women need to consume less than 20 percent total fat calories. If you consumed 1200 calories in a day and if 20 percent of the calories were from fat, it would mean you consumed 240 fat calories. Since there are 9 calories in just one gram of fat, 240 divided by 9 equals 27 total grams of fat.

You may desire to release weight faster than this. If you reduce your fat consumption to 15 percent total fat calories, or 20 grams of fat per day at 1200 total calories, and you exercise, you may release about one to two pounds per week. At 5 to 10 percent total fat calories you will probably release about two to three pounds each week. Doing the math you can see that eating only 5 to10 percent total fat calories is a much more motivating way to achieve results.

From Becoming Slender For Life, second edition,
page 129

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