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Doesn’t eating dietary fat make us fat?

Last Updated: Aug 11, 2016 02:09PM CDT
NO. Fat is very satiating, especially when paired with other low carbohydrate foods. By staying full longer, we inadvertently eat less without sacrificing satiation or satisfaction! Additionally, when fat is consumed together with a low carbohydrate source, similar to EPIC, your body improves its own ability to access stored body fat and burn it as fuel. This actually aides in fat loss.
 
Volek JS, Phinney SD: The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Living: Beyond Obesity; May 2011.
 
Forsythe CE, Phinney SD: Comparison of low fat and low carbohydrate diets on circulating fatty acid composition and markers of inflammation. Lipids 2008, 43 (1):65-77.
 
VoledkJS, Quann EE: Low carbohydrate diets promote a more favorable body composition than low fat diets. Strenth and Conditioning Journal2010, 32 (1):42-47.
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