Say No to a Low Fat Diet

New diets tend to surface based on what’s popular and which photoshopped celebrity claims that it works. Diets including Keto, low calorie, Weight Watchers, vegetarian, Whole30, intermittent fasting, and many more continue to be a hot topic in society today.

As a barista, I hear about the new trending diet of the week first hand based on the drinks that customers order to fit their specific diet. The most popular diet as of lately, seems to be the famous low fat diet. A large majority of customers tend to opt for nonfat milk and low fat sandwiches.

I am assuming that people often associate diets that include the consumption of healthy fat with increased body fat and weight gain, thus their decision for a low fat diet. However, a low fat diet consists of high amounts of carbs, moderate amounts of protein, and low amounts of fat. Carbs such as wheat, rice, and corn convert to sugar in the body, increasing inflammation and in turn, causing weight gain, defeating the entire purpose of the low fat diet which is to lose weight.

Although many believe they are doing themselves a favor by drinking nonfat milk, it is actually much worse for you than whole milk. Nonfat milk is created by removing the fat, stripping the milk of its nutrients and leaving behind sugar and water, with a very small amount of protein. After the pasteurization and homogenization processes are completed, very small amounts of nutrients are actually left in the milk.

The most damaging result of a low fat diet, is the effect that it has on your hormones. All steroid hormones are derived from cholesterol, making cholesterol a vital compound for the human body. It is important to note that cholesterol is a lipid (fat), crucial for proper health and bodily function. A low fat diet decreases cholesterol and in turn, decreases hormones. Low fat diets could potentially cause hormonal, adrenal, and many other issues in the long run.

A diet that is rich in healthy fats, such as coconut oil, avocado oil, olives, and fish, is important for proper functioning of the body. A low fat diet will not help with permanent weight loss but will most likely increase future weight gain instead.

Choose organic milk, or opt for alternatives to cow milk such as almond milk, oat milk, flax milk, coconut milk, or even goat or sheep milk, which are much easier for your body to digest. No matter what type of milk you discover is your favorite, make sure you are always avoiding your food allergies! If you don’t know what your food allergies are, make an appointment today to get them tested and take one step closer to ultimate health!

Published by Whole Health Restoration

I am 19 years old and have struggled with my health for as long as I can remember. I often wondered why God allowed me to be filled with so much sickness, including polycystic ovarian syndrome, leaky gut, adrenal fatigue, an autoimmune disease known as Hashimotos, and more food allergies than I can even remember. Yet, I have recently discovered the power that everything we eat, touch, and breathe has on the human body, both positive and negative. I have learned that God allowed me to be sick so that I could help others to get better. I hope that through my blog, you are encouraged, feel less alone, and discover a healthier you.

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