That eating fat makes you fat seems quite logical on the surface, but it isn’t so. Eating too much is what makes you fat, no matter what you eat.
Eating Fat Won’t Make You Fat
Most of us fighting a weight problem involuntarily learn that the human body is capable of building huge amounts of energy reserves.
Which is the nice way of saying that your body is able to store a just about endless amount of energy in the form of fat.
Knowing that, it seems quite obvious to assume that if fat on the body is what makes you fat, then eating fat should take a beeline straight to your buttocks, belly and thighs. Not really:
Low Carb Etc.
Low carb diets (Atkins etc.) are a good example for this. Because they emphasize fat so much and limit other nutrients, I’m rather critical of them, but it’s the same principle and people do lose weight on those.
In the end it always comes down to managing energy input vs. energy output. Fat simply is the body’s way to store energy and, despite carbohydrates and protein taking a detour to be stored as such, to the body it makes not much of a difference where the calorie surplus comes from.
Picture courtesy of Arnold Gatilao.