So like I mentioned I have recommitted myself to losing weight and this has included doing some new research into diet techniques. One that I found really interesting was Intermittent Fasting. The concept behind intermittent fasting is really quite simple. At it’s core it is simply alternating periods of fast (no eating) with periods of eating. However it has been shown to have some truly interesting health effects.
Okay weight loss is hard. Everyone who has ever done it before knows this. Last week was a huge weight loss week for me, however the combination of stress, and a different schedule meant this week I rebounded a little bit. However, this gives me a chance to pontificate for a minute about some of the interesting things I have observed at this point. (Remember you can track progress here)Read More »
Read this for a quick introduction to dietary fats.
Are Saturated fats as dangerous as commonly thought? Can they be included comfortably in a diet?
Are unsaturated fats the guilt free fat? Are they the secret to longevity?
Are the fishy fats the savior we have been promised?
We’ve been told that cholesterol is dangerous and can lead to an early death. Is that the truth?
Are Trans Fats as dangerous as they are portrayed? Are low fat diets effective?
For any and all of these it is always important to consider the science and not just the recommendations. Nutrition is more nuanced than the recommendations make it seem.
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Trans Fats are a form of unsaturated fat, but because of their different molecular arrangement they have a very different biological effect. There is no evidence of trans fats contributing to positive health and have been linked to several negative health effects. These effects include diabetes and heart disease, and they can occur with a very small amount of consumption. (Derbyshire) I personally avoid consuming any trans fats.Read More »