Second to the misconception that we need to eat less in order to lose body fat, is the one that we need to eat less fat. This is actually much more serious a misconception.
As we saw in the previous post, fat gain and body composition do not have much to do with the amount we eat, but with what we eat. And in particular, it has mostly to do with the amount of carbohydrates.
And here’s the basic problem with eating less: we get hungry. The less we eat, the more hungry we get.
What’s worse though, if we eat less fat, we’ll feel even more hungry, and the more carbohydrates we will tend to eat. But the more carbohydrates we eat, the more hungry we’ll get. What a terrible situation.
It’s a vicious circle: we eat less in general, and we generally get more hungry. We eat less fat, we eat more carbohydrates. We eat more carbohydrates, and we get even more hungry.
No matter how hard you try, it’s pretty darn hard to imagine a worse way to try to lose body fat. Right?
What’s the solution then? It’s precisely the opposite: eat a lot less carbohydrates, eat more fat, get a lot less hungry, and therefore eat less naturally. Pretty simple and logical. But I realise it may be a little counterintuitive at first, and now you know.
G. Belanger, PhD — Kalibra Co-Founder and CSO