When describing how one should eat I always start out with an evolutionary explanation. I inform my listener how for hundreds of thousands of years our nomadic ancestors followed herd animals and gathered roots and tubers to supplement their diet. Whenever a hunt was successful they would consume the entire edible portion of the animal because the next kill was never guaranteed. Taking all edible portions of the animals into consideration, including the brain, bone marrow, suet, ect., the caloric density of the animal is around 75% fat. Therefore our diets would have evolved in the majority of fat.
If this explanation does not persuade my listener, I then attack it from a physiological approach. I describe the gylcemic index of foods and how the pancreas secretes insulin in response to blood sugar. I explain how fat has the opposite effect of carbohydrates on your insulin response and allows your body to burn triglycerides for energy. I systematically break down how it is not physically possible to become fat from eating saturated fat.
After all my efforts I still frequently get the response “But doesn’t eating all that fat make you fat?” So here is my next attempt in convincing the skeptics. Anecdotal proof. I have been eating a diet of 70% saturated fat for the past three years and here is what is has done to my body. In addition to looking great I feel amazing. Come to our gym and witness it for yourself firsthand. Better yet, come to our gym and allow us to change your life forever.