Should We Strictly Avoid Fats After Eating Poorly?
Hunter's Question: I think I ate too many fats for years -butter, yogurt, some cheese, goat milk,
some meats, lots of nuts - like 3 peanut butter sandwiches daily.
I have a buildup and some swollen glands.
What can I do to facilitate the ridding of all this excess fat from my system, other than eating a strictly 80/10/10 (low fat raw vegan), and by avoiding fats almost exclusively?Andrew's Answer
I'm not sure what you mean by "build up", but I don't suggest extreme measures in such a case.
Undoing the damage prior eatings habits brought about is something your body knows how to do, and arbitrarily attempting to "rush it," by cutting out all fats is not something I suggest, nor do I think doing so would be successful.
A low fat raw vegan diet
makes a lot of sense, and, certainly, a high fat diet can bring about all kinds of blood sugars issues
, among other problems.
But there's a difference between eating a healthy low fat diet and eating no overt fats at all.
Personally, I've found that after more than a month with no overt fats I start to lose my libido.
Keep you fat content under 10% of calories, but don't arbitrarily cut out all fat from your diet. Doing so is unlikely to improve whatever housecleaning needs to be done.
As for dietary fat clearing your blood stream, it's a process that will take less than 72 hours in even the most unhealthy of people. Just eat healthfully and your body will take care of things. Undoing Arterial Plaque Build Up:
Most westerners have plaque build up in their arteries because they eat so much animal fat.
Luckily, your body will start to break this down once you begin eating healthfully.
In one study, patients on low fat nearly-vegan diet averaged a seven percent reduction in arterial plaque over the first five years. This may not sound like much, but remember that the volume of blood delivered is 30 percent greater when the diameter is increased by seven percent.
That's certainly enough to prevent a heart attack or stroke, and the process will continue the longer you're eating healthfully.
Fasting under medical supervision is one strategy that might speed up the healing process, but I don't suggest that for people who do not have a well-established healthy eating routine in place, as they're likely to undo whatever good they do fasting when they bounce back to unhealthy eating. Body Fat:
If, by "build up," you mean that you have excess body fat, then overall energy intake is what you have to worry about.
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