If you are like us, you were brought up to believe that eating fat makes you fat. However, today’s research shows just how wrong we were. In this post, we discuss how changing Dr. Keith’s regular, American diet to a high-fat, high-fiber, low-carb diet allowed him to finally get control of his health.
We’ve been told for years that eating fat makes you fat.
But, it’s the carbs in your diet that gets converted to blood fats.
In this video, you’ll follow along with Dr. Keith as he changes his diet to a high-fat, high-fiber, low-carb diet. His fast and consistent results are a testament to the fact that eating fat doesn’t make you fat.
Becky: “If you are joining us for the first time what we are doing here is we are tracking Keith’s weight loss live in front of you guys. This is so you can see how we handle challenges that he might face and how we can accelerate fat loss using sound scientific research. Now Keith initially lost 12 pounds following our 0,1,2,3 strategy. He then accelerated his weight loss by tweaking his diet and adding more fat and fewer carbs. This has resulted in him dropping 23 pounds in the past six weeks! If you want a copy of my plan, you can download the starter kit at any time we will leave links here for you.”
Keith: “So I increased the amount of fat I was eating, and that raises a lot of eyebrows. Fats are supposed to be evil, especially saturated fats. However, the thing that is most misunderstood is that eating saturated fats, like you might do when you eat steak or you have butter or something like that, those are not the same saturated fats that are found floating around in your blood. hose blood fats are made by your liver when you eat carbohydrates and sugar. When you eat carbs and sugar they cause the pancreas to secrete insulin, which is the fat-storing hormone. That insulin pushes this excess energy into your fat cells. Eating fat does NOT cause insulin to rise, so it doesn’t cause fat storage.”
Becky: “So it all sounds very counterintuitive, which I think is why it’s so hard to let go of the thought that eating fat makes you fat. However, when we really embrace this concept I think that’s when things turned around for you.”
Keith: “I will tell you, it caused some strange looks from my friends. It also caused me to have to explain some things when we have been out to eat with others as well.”
Becky: “That’s a good point. One nice thing about your diet is that it is very easy to eat at a restaurant. In fact, we just got home from Chipotle about two hours ago. So when you were there what did you get?”
Keith: “That’s right. I saw a video from Jason Witt, who’s a pretty muscular guy, and he eats a high-fat, low- carb style diet. He mentioned a trip to Chipotle, so I basically copied that today.”
Becky: “So Chipotle, if you don’t know that restaurant, serves Mexican food.So what did you get when you went there?”
Keith: “I got a bowl with steak and chicken topped with cheese, salsa, lettuce, sour cream, and guacamole. So if you were to break that meal down I had about 60% fat and about 8% carbs. I think if we do it again I am going to cut out the chicken because I do think the protein was a little high.”
Becky: “Yeah, now that’s kind of like a side note here isn’t it because when we have an especially weight-resistant person. When you eat too much protein, that actually causes an insulin rise. That insulin rise causes fat storage. So in a weight resistant person, protein should really be kept at a moderate level.”
Keith: “So I know that my diet sounds 180 degrees from what we’ve all believed to be healthy. You passed we are tracking my blood chemistry. My triglyceride levels, cholesterol, blood glucose.All those things we expect them to approve, and we will share those results with everybody later on.”
About the Authors
Dr. Becky Gillaspy, DC graduated Summa Cum Laude with research honors from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1991 and spent a number of years seeing patients in private practice.
Dr. Keith Gillaspy, DC, CFMP grew up in central Nebraska and earned his Doctor of Chiropractic in 1991 from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa.