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Not only that, but we now know that dietary fat appears to have minimal to no correlation with cardiovascular disease in normal people. We do know that being even mildly overweight is a significant risk factor for cardiovascular disease (along with breast cancer, arthritis, diabetes, Alzheimer's, etc etc.).
Addendum: If you are working on body-building with heavy weights 4 days/wk (few if any of our readers are doing that), you need to eat a lot of everything you can get your hands on just to maintain your weight, and even more to build muscle mass.
My husband and I have been eating this way for over a year. Great results. And I've gotten used to it. I don't go whole hog, but try to keep my carbs below a certain level. We do have occasional 'cheats' and it doesn't seem to harm overall weight loss/maintenance. The biggest for me has been cutting out most bread, rice, pasta, potatoes. Huge difference in how I feel as well.
Much easier to do if you don't have kids in the house.
Funny, Scientology has been recommending a high fat diet for years as a "cleansing" diet. Hasn't Joy Bliss heard of the Atkins diet? Then there's the all meat diet that seems to give fabulous metabolic results. (Ask Jordon Peterson.)
When I wrote my medical history book in 1998, I could not find a single entry in Pub Med that supported Robert Atkins' diet or the concept of low carbs for weight control. What I did find was polemical writings attacking him and later celebrating his death from a slip on the ice.
I wonder how much the diabetes epidemic in this country is a consequence of the failed "Food Pyramid" put out for 50 years.
People are all different. What works for one doesn't work for another. I eat my regular three meals a day and at least one meal of just high carb junk food at night. I probably eat 2400-3000 calories a day. My weight stays the same, my wife and I weigh every morning (because she is trying to lose another 20 lbs). Sometimes my weight will be a pound lighter for no good reason and I always say my candy and chip diet is working. My McDonald's lunch today was about 1400 calories. All of this is to make the point that people are different and the results will vary and simply seeing success for a particular diet for a few people does not translate into proving that diet is going to work for everyone.