Good afternoon, fine folks.
I write this while sipping on my Bullet Proof Coffee — two whopping table spoons of coconut oil and butter.
I went there.
It kind of makes me wonder if there is a conspiracy theory to keep people unhealthy.
Maybe big pharma wants to keep pushing those statins.
I mean, I mentioned this in a comment on Tamara’s post:
This whole “fat is bad” thing reminds me of the old Einstein cliche of insanity — doing the same thing over and over expecting different results.
By demonizing all fat and impressing this low fat/non fat lifestyle on 300 million folks, expecting them to magically become fit and healthy is insanity.
The government and organizations such as this keep pushing this low fat/no fat diet that’s not working. People are MORE obese and unhealthy since it’s implementation. Yeah, you think your healthy because you’re eating something carby cooked in canola oil. But it’s low fat!
Vegetable oils, like canola oils, are just gross. They were originally industrial byproducts that someone figured out they could sell and make some money out of:
Now let’s compare that to the production of canola oil. Here’s an overly simplified version of the process:
Step 1: Find some “canola seeds.” Oh wait, they don’t exist. Canola oil is actually made from a hybrid version of the rapeseed… most likely genetically modified and heavily treated with pesticides.
Step 2: Heat the rapeseeds at unnaturally high temperatures so that they oxidize and are rancid before you ever buy them.
Step 3: Process with a petroleum solvent to extract the oils.
Step 4: Heat some more and add some acid to remove any nasty wax solids that formed during the first processing.
Step 5: Treat the oil with more chemicals to improve the color.
Step 6: Deodorize the oil to mask the horrific smell from the chemical processing.
- Canola Oil
- Corn Oil
- Soybean Oil
- “Vegetable” oil
- Peanut Oil
- Sunflower Oil
- Safflower Oil
- Cottonseed Oil
- Grapeseed Oil
- Any fake butter substitutes
- Coconut Oil (Use expeller-pressed to avoid a coconut flavor)
- Palm Oil (Although, please find from a sustainable source as so much palm oil today is being harvested in horrific ways. When in doubt just stick with coconut oil.)
- Extra-Virgin Olive Oil (Great for non-heat dishes like salad dressings, humus, mayo, etc. Can be used in cooking at lower temperatures or when combined with another saturated fat like butter or coconut oil.)
- Avocado Oil (Great for non-heat dishes)
- Other fats (not necessarily for cooking, but essential to good health) include meats, eggs, dairy, and fish (nuts are also good in moderation as they have a high level of polyunsaturated fats).
For me keto is my own little form of rebellion — I eat like people have told me to NOT eat.
Ketovangelist kitchen recommends removing them because:
Vegetable oils come in many shapes and sizes, though it’s more difficult to find the solid form (vegetable shortening) these days, because they are high in harmful trans fats. Vegetable oils are high in Omega-6, which is inflammatory and a leading cause of all kinds of systemic disease. Think about vegetable oils this way…they were first used as industrial components, because they were waste products of food production. Vegetable oils, the nice golden oils in those pleasantly shaped clear plastic bottles, are industrial waste. They are cheap to make and sell.
Bacon all day. I just had two boiled eggs for lunch. Burgers stuffed with cheese, smothered with cheese, and topped with an egg fried in butter. Fat bombs made with butter, cream cheese, etc… Coffee with coconut oil and butter.
And I’ve lost 37lbs.
I weighed in yesterday at 233lbs. I started at 270lbs.
I’ve lost that in five and a half months.
This is the lightest I’ve been in five years.
And I have more energy than ever. I’m happier, I’m healthier.
I go in for blood work next month for my thyroid, and I’m excited to see what my numbers are going to look like.
However, not excited about allergist next week. These last two days without any allergy medicine are torture.