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Q: Is eating all of this fat really good for me?

A: See what our members have to say...


My take on it
(Sarah - stormy_chica)

The Hellers do mention how hard it is for people to give up their old low-fat diets, not realizing that for carbohydrate addicts, it's the carbs that are the culprits of our weight gain. If you think that you are susceptible to high cholesterol (due to family history, etc.) then I would check your cholesterol when you start and perhaps after you've been on this WOE (way of eating) a month. I would hesitate to ask your doctor simply because I've never run across a doctor who understood this WOE. When they hear low-carb they automatically think Atkins and dismiss it as unhealthy.

I personally can tell you that I've never eaten so healthy in my life since I started this WOE. If you truly are a carb addict, you will lose weight and you will get your eating under control.


Some suggestions
(Raquel - raque2000)

I don't think you have to eat too high fat in order for this WOE to work, if you stick to lean meats, fish and chicken, avoid bacon and other processed meats, you should be able to keep your fat intake pretty low and still follow this WOE. There is another book by the Hellers called the Carbohydrate Addicts Healthy Heart Program that I'm sure deals with the subject of your question, I never read it though so I can't say for sure what's in it. Maybe you can take a look at it at some bookstore to see if you want to buy it.

Like Sarah, I feel that my diet has never been healthier in my life and I don't think I increased the fat in my diet. Foods made with flour and sugar also tend to be high in fat, so since I've been limiting those, I actually think my fat intake decreased.

 

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