‘The Fat we Eat is the Fat we Wear’
The reason? Thermogenisis!
When we eat fat it is easily & quickly stored as – fat. When doctors fat deposits on people’s bodies they find they can tell us *exactly what kind of fat we’ve been eating*: animal fats, vegetable fats, even fried foods. Our bodies don’t even have to do much work to get those fats right to our waistline & therefore excess calories from fat are almost entirely stored!! Our bodies are actually designed for a high carbohydrate diet, low in protein & fats – & when we consume that diet it is very difficult for our bodies to transfer carbs to fat and instead excess carbs are stored as glycogen energy reserves, up to 2 pounds and after that they are burned off through a process called Thermogenisis 🔥
As Dr MaDougall explains “After eating, dietary fat (from lard, butter, meat, cheese, nuts, olive oil, etc.) is absorbed from the intestine into the bloodstream and transported to the millions of cells designed for storage—the body fat (adipose) cells. The metabolic cost for this transfer is relatively inexpensive (3% of the calories consumed). No pricey chemical conversion is required, so this is a routine metabolic movement after every typical meal. When samples of a person’s body fat tissue are chemically analyzed the results reveal the kinds of fats which that person commonly eats.For example, the consumption of margarine and shortening results in high proportions of “trans” fats in a person’s fatty tissues. A diet with large amounts of cold-water marine fish means omega-3 fats are deposited and stored in the body fat. The saying “from my lips to my hips” expresses the real life effects of the fat-laden Western diet. Fortunately, starches contain very little fat for us to wear.”
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