Fat Can’t Make You Fat

Fat can’t make you fat.  I have included a few photos of me to help prove my point.

The food industry has perpetuated several myths that you might find shocking.  The first is that eating saturated fat causes heart disease and makes you fat.  Yes, you read that right.  It isn’t true.  Another is that a major part of our diet should be cereals and grains.Easy Healthy Meals

Our bodies are designed to eat saturated fat, and we have been doing so for thousands of years.  In fact, it has been proven that the strong link to heart disease is sugar; not saturated fat.  The food industry has actually caused more disease by naming fat as the culprit and advocating “low-fat” boxed products that are loaded with sugar.

And, fat can’t make you fat.  It is physiologically impossible.  Guess what farmers feed cows to fatten them up?  Low-fat grain.  What does make you fat?  Anything that produces insulin.  What produces insulin?  Carbohydrates (that is, low-fat grain and sugars).  We are designed to eat carbohydrates in the form of vegetables, fruits, and a small amount of grain.  In today’s society, we eat too many carbohydrates, and this is what causes weight gain and obesity.Easy Healthy Meals

Here is a simple description of how it works.  We eat carbohydrates, which causes our body to produce insulin (because of the sugar in the blood).  The insulin stores any extra sugar in our muscles as glycogen.  This is a very useful process and is needed for our bodies to function effectively.  When we consume too many carbohydrates, the body produces too much insulin.  The extra glycogen is distributed to the muscles, but they don’t have room for the excess.

The body then has to decide what to do with all the extra glycogen; it has two options.  It can either store the excess in the fat cells, which means we become overweight.  Or, the thyroid can deal with the excess, which means we stay thin, but become fatigued.  Eventually, the body will get sick of the process, and give up making insulin entirely.  The result is diabetes.

Eating fats also produces a hormone called Cholecystokinin (CCK), which is what makes you feel satisfied (full) when you eat.  This is why you can eat an entire packet of cookies (pure carbohydrate) and still not feel satisfied.  If you eat a meal with healthy fats, you will feel full, and stop eating.  It is no wonder that our nations are getting fatter and fatter on low-fat diets.  People overeat because they never feel satisfied, even though they feel bloated and uncomfortable.

If we sit down and really think about it, without even looking at the mountains of research available to support this theory, it does make sense that the recommendations made by mainstream health profession are false.  Our ancestors could not have eaten the diet advocated in the widely-accepted food pyramid. Some mainstream doctors and other health professionals are starting to advocate fat as an essential nutrient, but they are very conservative with their recommendations and encourage us to stick with nuts, avocado, olive oil, etc., for small quotas of fat.  Fat is an essential nutrient and it needs to be a regular part of our diet, rather than being eaten in minimal doses only.

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The real foods accessible by our ancestors were meat, vegetables, eggs, butter, and unpasteurised milk products (mostly cultured).  Our ancestors had access to some fruits and a few grains, but grains weren’t the staple of their diet.  Any grains or nuts they used would have been soaked and fermented.

As you can see from my photos, fat can’t make you fat.  I have been eating plenty of fat for the last 10 years.  In case you think that I flog myself in the gym, and that I must burn it all off, that isn’t the case either.  In fact, in this photo for my book cover, I was injured, and hadn’t been able to exercise for 6 months.  My weight doesn’t change at all when I don’t exercise; I just don’t look quite as buff as I do when I am exercising.  And, even when I do exercise, I don’t flog myself in the gym.  I never go to the gym more than twice a week.

Food without fat is like life without love.  Modern Proverb

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12 Responses to Fat Can’t Make You Fat

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  2. christine walker says:

    Hi,Christine i want to get your book,is it available at bookstores now?

    • Christine says:

      Yes, it is available in a lot of stores. Dymocks has it on their system, so if they don’t have it in stock, they can order it. You can also order it on this website. It will come within two days, and postage is free.


    • Christine says:

      Yes, it is in a lot of the Dymocks stores.

  3. Linda Mitchell de Barrios says:

    Hi Christine, I have recently purchased your book and have many of the pages ‘ear-marked’ already!

    I have started working my way through the changes I need to make to my lifestyle/diet, but I have a few questions if you don’t mind answering:

    1. I live on the Gold Coast and am having touble finding several items – masa flour, cold-press sunflower oil and raw dairy products inlcuding goats milk, are there any alternatives especially for the masa flour?
    2. I find that the taste of coconut oil is too overpowering when cooking, can I use butter or lard something else especially when frying chips as on page 89?
    3. Is sugar permissable at special events ie. birthday parties/cake etc..?
    4. I couldn’t find any mention of alcohol in your book (maybe I missed it?) so i wondered whether alcohol was allowed at all and if so what type?
    5. What type of cheese is recommended? I love danish fetta that I buy from the farmers markets would this be ok?

    I am finding that on day 3 of my new lifestyle of no sugar or wheat that my stomach doesn’t look or feel as bloated and I’m not even missing these things at all! No doubt i will have more questions as I go along, but for now if you could help me with these that would be a great start!



    • Christine says:

      I can’t find masa flour in the store either, so I have the San Carlos company send it to me (their link is in the book).

      You should be able to get raw milk and sunflower oil at Wray Organics (one at broadbeach, and one at palm beach)

      You can use a naturally refined coconut oil – then the smell is gone. But, make sure it does say naturally refined. some of the ones in the store are bleached etc.

      Yes, danish fetta sounds great. Go for the soft cheeses, rather than the hard yellow cheeses – most of them haven’t been processed naturally.

      My drink of choice is tequila and fresh lime (make sure the bartender doesn’t use lime cordial). Otherwise, a dry red wine is ok (most of the sugar is eaten in the fermentation process.

      Glad to hear it is going well! Lovely to hear your feedback

      PS, a lot of people ask me questions on my facebook page, so you might find it interesting browsing through:

  4. Kathleen Smith says:

    I am disappointed with many things…..firstly the banana muffins such a dark colour and they took double the time to cook at 140f…..and the taste awful….then the baked custard never cooked at that time had to double and very sickly…….am now trying to do the stuffing for the chicken and I have the hotplate as low as it will go but not enough water….looks like your book is a waste of $60 plus $200 I have spent for ingredients. I am 75 years of age and this has been a complete waste of money for me and takes so long to prepare…..

  5. Kathleen Smith says:

    Anyone who wants the book half price and the ingredients for nil I will give gladly.

  6. Tracy says:

    I’ve just made a batch of the banana muffins from your book “Great Health is a piece of cake”. I did change the oven temperature to 180C (the book says 130C). They turned out beautifully moist and absolutely delicious. A real winner.

    • Christine says:

      Great news! It really does depend on which oven you use. I always cook them low to ensure that the olive oil isn’t overheated, but if you use a mixture of coconut oil and butter, then you can cook them at a much higher temp.

  7. Erin says:

    Brought the Fat Revolution back in May or April and loved it. The trouble I have now is it won’t open in my iBooks on my iphone or ipad. Any suggestions?

    • Christine says:

      Yes, use the contact form to send an email to purple lotus publishing, and someone can send you another version that will work for you. I am not sure what the problem is, but I am sure it will be sorted out.

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