Fat is not the same as fat. By that I mean that dietary fat, which is one third of the kinds of energy-giving, life-supporting elements of the foods that you eat is not the same as the kind beneath your skin, the kind that you produce as a byproduct of living and eating. The other two thirds of potential energy supplies for your body are carbohydrates and proteins.
Increasing or decreasing the amount of Fat you eat in your diet will not change the amount of fat that you produce in your body. Fat in your body does not come from there. At one time, a long time ago, a ‘scientist’ hypothesized that eating solid fats (butter, lard, suet, tallow) may lead to increased ‘serum cholesterol’. That is the cholesterol that is naturally occurring in your bloodstream. Back then they were worried about middle aged men getting heart attacks. Nobody ever hypothesized that eating fat caused weight gain. Ever. Nobody ever tested the idea that we should eat reduced fat diets against a control group to see what the total outcomes were. The VERY FEW clinical studies that have been done to see what reduced fat intake does have shown that children that are subjected to it have negative health outcomes for it. They are smaller than children that eat higher fat diets. People that intentionally lower their serum cholesterol levels for a long period of time tend to suffer from depression. Their suicide rates are proven to be higher than people who have normal, natural cholesterol levels. People with low cholesterol levels tend to get more cancers.
Processed sugar IS known to cause weight gain. Processed sugar IS known to cause diabetes. Processed sugar and other processed carbohydrates are what we MUST eat if we are to eat less fats. Eating a low fat diet pushes you into eating a high carb diet, as it must be. You must have a certain amount of energy to live, and if you cut one third of it out, to keep the total the same you must increase one or the other third to compensate.
I think it is unfortunate that English calls the fats we eat by the same word as the fat we are. It’s too bad because it makes it too easy to blame fat on fat. If you don’t eat enough fat you have problems with your nerves. Your nerves are made up mostly of fats. Some fats are essential that we eat them, like omega 3 and omega 6. We must have both, and our bodies cannot make these fats, they must be eaten.
The fatty oils that we cook with are not the same as the saturated fats that we cook with. They are chemically different, and they react differently when heated. If heated properly and never overheated, oils can be safe, but if overheated they become dangerous to our health. Never reuse oil. By that, I mean please throw away the oil that you use to cook with tonight. As soon as the bottle is empty do not buy more oil. Use Lard. Use Butter. These fats are now known to be unharmful. This has been proven to be true. I know it is hard to get your mind around the idea that your sweetened morning yogurt is more dangerous than my bacon and eggs. It has been proven.