Fat Extravaganza

On the heals of my breakfast post, I've got more about fat. Here, Peter digs up an article about Dr. Kwasniewski's Optimal Diet that makes some of my escapades seem tame.

On the other hand, we're only talking about now lean and healthful 70 and 80 year olds curing their diabetes, arthritis and other chronic ailments by consuming 250 grams of fat from animal sources per day, which is like five times higher than "recommended" in total fat, ten times higher in saturated fat.

Here's what I know: the more animal fat I eat, to the exclusion of carbs and the reduction of protein to moderate levels, the better I feel. I can easily stay up into the the wee hours without being tired, but I can also go to bed without being tired at 9 pm, go right to sleep, and sleep soundly for ten hours. I haven't slept for ten hours since I was a teenager. And when I rise, a noticeable leanness and firmness all over, as though the very last bits of generalized inflammation have been drained out of me overnight. When I'm not sleeping, it's high and steady energy continuously. No more afternoon malaise. It's a wonderful feeling.

Here's Peter's post. A commenter added this link to a video. Commenter Stephan pointed out this funny bit from the article:

Of course, high-fat diets will give you the benefits of energy and weight loss, but they are just not good for you.

Go figure. You're seeing this sort of thing more and more. The evidence of success in reaching some goal or point can no longer be dismissed or ignored. But we "just know" that fat is bad.

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  1. Richard Nikoley on March 27, 2008 at 16:49

    Ha, Chris, that's funny because I just one second ago came right from your post. I've marked it to delve deeper a bit later.

  2. Chris H on March 27, 2008 at 14:54

    Barry Groves has a good piece – why low carb diets should be high fat not high protein


    It was groves who first got me interested in low carb / high fat diets.

  3. Chris H on March 27, 2008 at 15:48

    Richard – you'll like the new groves article that I post to here:


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