Fat is good. Say it again, fat is good.

Empty carbs, bad.

If you lived through the 80s as I did, they vilified fat and we pounded ourselves full of low and no fat carbs.

The result? I’ll read it to you as quoted by the NCBI:

The prevalence of obesity changed relatively little during the 1960s and 1970s, but it increased sharply over the ensuing decades—from 13.4% in 1980 to 34.3% in 2008 among adults and from 5% to 17% among children during the same period.

Then…the national adult obesity rate has increased by 26 percent since 2008 and today the U.S. adult obesity rate stands at 42.4 percent, the first time the national rate has passed the 40 percent mark.

No fat has made us fat.

Now let me clarify; a pint of Ben & Jerry’s is 16 oz, and if I have it, I eat it all. The whole pint.

A pint of Chubby Hubby has 1,320 calories and 80g of fat.

A 16 oz slab of salmon has 944 calories and 59g of fat.

However that Ben & Jerry’s Chubby Hubby also packs in 140g of sugar and the salmon has zero.

The fat you want is from fish, meat, olives, avocado, seeds and nuts, and some dairy…but not the Ben & Jerry’s kind.

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