4 Effects of Eating a Low Fat Diet

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1. INTRODUCTION

For decades, dietary guidelines have instructed us to eat a “low-fat” diet.

The way this diet is defined, is that fat is supposed to be around 30% of calories.

Many studies have shown that this diet is ineffective in the long-term.

The largest and longest studies show only tiny reductions in weight, and no effects on heart disease or cancer risk (1, 2, 3, 4, 5).

However, many proponents of low-fat diets claim that such a diet is highly flawed, because it isn’t low-fat enough.

Many scientists and doctors who study low-fat diets claim that it needs to be around 10% fat in order to work.

As with low-carb diets, the difference between 30% and 10% can be massive.

This article takes a detailed look at “ultra” low-fat diets and their health effects.

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Kris Gunnars is a medical student, personal trainer and someone who has spent years reading books, blogs and research studies on health and nutrition. Kris believes that there is an immense amount of evidence that runs completely contradictory to what the governments and dietitians around the world are recommending. Since starting medical school and becoming a personal trainer, he's learned that the textbooks on nutrition that our future doctors and health authorities read are based on that same faulty or nonexistent evidence. Kris' goal is change that! For more from Kris- Subscribe to Free Updates from his website or click the links above to follow him on Facebook or Twitter.