Fat is Back!
As mainstream culture continues to come to terms with the fact that dietary cholesterol does not cause heart disease or lead to weight gain, more and more people are turning to a high fat, moderate protein, low carb diet to lose weight and maintain health. High fat, low carb diets allow your body to reboot its ability to use fat for fuel.
The power plants in your cells called mitochondria can either use sugar or fat for energy. When you eat a high carb diet and snack often the body is constantly burning glucose (sugar). But if you restrict sugar consumption and focus on healthy fats you force your body to begin metabolizing fat.
This is great because once your body begins to burn fat for fuel, in between meals when you are not eating, your body will burn body fat for energy. This is by far the most effective way to lose excess weight.