Read this article carefully:
"Dietary cholesterol (the cholesterol you eat) MAY raise blood cholesterol levels." (Emphasis mine)
"A diet rich in fat encourages weight gain and MAY lead to elevated blood cholesterol levels." (Emphasis mine)
I'd just like to point out that after 60+ years of science trying desperately to find a link between a high fat diet and heart disease it just isn't so. On the other hand, a diet high in refined grains, sugar, and starchy foods is clearly linked to the big four: diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and Alzheimers (more and more often being referred to as "Type 3 diabetes).
I should also point out that the second quote is wrong on another count, one that the author actually points out herself later in the article:
"Fat adds pleasure to your meal and makes you feel satisfied after the meal."
Being satisfied after your meal DISCOURAGES WEIGHT GAIN. If you're not always hungry and not experiencing cravings, then you don't overeat. Feel free to check my weight ticker on that one. And check back every week as I continue to lose steadily and painlessly. :)
- 10/4/2011 8:38:19 AM