Just explained to someone who asked about my weight loss I was on a “very low carb, no sugar diet” and they were all for it…two days ago when asked the same question and I answered with “ketogenic diet” and was told “isn’t that the diet that MAKES you eat bacon and butter?? That’s so bad for you heart”…I’ve had this type of response so many times ita crazy how misinformed people are!
See, so many people were misinformed for so many years because if you have a high fat diet and high carbs then your body is just going to start sticking fat everywhere in your hips and your arteries wherever it can stick it because it already has carbs for energy, so that’s where the whole high fat is bad for you thinking came about because it wasn’t about a low-carb high-fat diet, it was about a high carb high fat diet in their studies. So if someone says anything like that then explain to them that when your body has both high levels of glucose and high levels of fats then it’s going to use the glucose for your energy since that’s an easier path way and then it’s just going to store the fat wherever it can including your arteries, but when there is barely any glucose present and the body has to switch over to using fats, then the fats will just be used and you will have clean pipes.
It’s over 30 years of bad nutrition information that is still stuck in people’s minds. They aren’t doing any of their own research. In the late 80’s during the whole fat free craze. I switched from bacon and eggs to Raisin Bran with skim milk and coffee with skim milk and Nutrasweet and a glass of orange juice. My doctor at the time was big into eating Bran cereals daily, eating low fat not eating meat etc. On top of weight gain my cholesterol skyrocketed from my “healthy” breakfast. I eat bacon or bacon fat, cheese, meat etc now daily. My blood work numbers at 46 are better than they were in my 20’s. My doctor who was skeptical is now also doing keto.
I just tell people the same thing, low carb no sugar as I am insulin resistant. Then they are impressed that I do not eat processed food. In their defense, I was scared to add fats to my diet but when I upped my fat, I started feeling an awesome difference in my body. Weird lol