High Fat Diet Or Low Fat Diet: How Much Fat Should You Eat?

If you are suffering from poor hormonal balance or your gut health and energy levels are not where they should be, then is a high fat diet or low fat diet the best approach to take?

If you listen to the high fat keto and Paleo diet promoters out there then going high fat is the answer, but is this true?

Is low carb better?

There appears to be a never-ending debate about low-carb vs low-fat diets for weight loss and overall health.

Well, we know from our own personal experience and those of literally hundreds of our clients about which is best regarding a low fat diet vs a high fat diet for hormonal balance, energy levels and overall health.

But, it’s not just our own personal stories of success or even those of our hundreds of clients that really confirm that low fat rather than high fat is the way to go for your health.

In fact it’s science.

There are more and more studies coming out that show a high fat diet is damaging to your health both in the short and long term.

Want to discover more? I talk about why high fat diets are bad for your health in this video.

High Fat Diet Or Low Fat Diet

High fat diets have been shown to negatively impact your hormonal balance and in particular your thyroid gland.

Research has shown us that going low carb can affect the thyroid gland by:

• A drop in metabolic rate and energy production (1)
• Causing a fall in the active thyroid T3 thyroid hormone (2)
• Raising the thyroid blocking Reverse T3 hormone levels (2)

All of these suppress your thyroid function and so negatively affect your overall health, and of course the health of your thyroid gland.

Further to this, studies have shown that plant diets are associated with reduced risk of thyroid issues.

Diets that contained animal products or omnivore diets were associated with an increased risk of hypothyroidism.

Following a high fat diet can also negatively impact your liver health and potentially causes NAFLD (non-alcoholic fatty liver disease) (3).

Your gut bacteria and microbiome which are central to your health can also be negatively impacted by eating a high fat diet, as it can reduce the diversity of your gut bacteria. (4)

Studies have also shown that eating a high fat diet can raise the risk of AMD (age-related macular degeneration) as it disrupts that the healthy functioning of the cells in your eye’s macular. (5,6)

Further to all this there is even more science showing why a keto (high fat diet) can be very damaging to your health and even in some cases fatal and you can see a post that we done about it here.

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1) https://www.endocrineweb.com/conditions/hashimotos-thyroiditis/hashimotos-thyroiditis-facts-tips
2) https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/endocrine-diseases/adrenal-insufficiency-addisons-disease
3) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6717713/
4) https://gut.bmj.com/content/68/8/1417
5) https://bjo.bmj.com/content/early/2019/12/06/bjophthalmol-2019-314813
6) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3144752/

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