Reading the title you might be wondering if Dr. Andrew has lost his mind. How could anyone eat fat and lose fat? No I didn’t go crazy and YES you can eat a fatty diet and train your body to LOSE FAT. Before your mind blows let me give you a little background on why conventional dietary knowledge tells us that fat makes us fat. For the past 30-40 years low fat diets were promoted to the public to give us healthier arteries and slimmer waists. The reasoning for this was that a low fat diet, in particular, a low saturated fat diet has lower cholesterol, which was believed to cause heart disease. As a result, there are more than 15,000 low fat products in American grocery stores. Since the 1970s fat consumption dropped from 40% to 34% in the American diet, while obesity increased from 14% to 22%. As the American waistline changed, the nutritional knowledge didn’t.
Before we understand how eating fat will assist in fat lose we must first understand the 2 types of fats. I like to simply call them healthy fats and damaged fats.