Are Low Fat Diets a Good Thing?

Why not just cut the fat?


It’s no secret that too much fat in a diet is not a good thing. But simply cutting out all fat is not a good idea either.


Keep in mind that1 gram of fat equals 9 calories, while 1 gram of protein and/or carbs equals only 4 calories.


So, if your current diet consists of 30% fat (or more, which is not uncommon) and you decide to simply just to cut it all out, you have eliminated a significant portion of your calorie intake.


If you drop your calories too low, you will drastically slow down your metabolism and your body will start to feed off of muscle tissue. Not good!


Additionally, we all know how bad it feels when we don’t eat enough and become malnourished. You have a hard time concentrating on a simple conversation, much less hitting it hard in the gym or engaging in sporting competitions.