A Professor of Medicine Explains Why Eating Fat Won’t Make You Fat — but Sugar Will

The “Eat fat, get fat” dictum which has guided “American diets for the past two decades” is being discredited by “more and more research.”

“Time and time again, the research reveals that people who restrict their intake of fatty foods do not lose weight or gain other health benefits. In contrast, people who eat diets high in fat but low in refined carbohydrates like white bread and white rice tend to lose weight and see other health benefits as well.”

So, not only are “foods like buttery avocados, rich salmon, and savory nuts” yummy to eat, they’re also more nutritious than low-fat foods. In fact, “researchers found that low-fat diets were more likely to be linked with death from all causes and found a higher likelihood of heart attacks and heart disease. People on low-carb diets, on the other hand, had significantly lower risk of both of these outcomes.”

“To doctors and dietitians, these findings suggest that the real villain when it comes to weight gain isn’t fat but rather added sugar and refined carbohydrates that get quickly broken down into sugar.”

It’s sugar, not saturated fat, that’s bad for you

For almost as long as I can remember, we have been led to believe that saturated fat is the biggest dietary villain of them all. Now, in a complete about-face, we are told that the experts have been wrong all along.

Now they are saying that saturated fat is actually good for you, and sugar is the real villain:

Another food myth bites the dust.