Video: What Really Happens When You Eat Fat

What Really Happens When You Eat Fat #keto #lowcarb #highfat #paleo

What fat does in your body – how it’s used, why it’s needed and how to incorporate more on a daily basis in the healthiest way possible.

I was a low-fat vegan not so long ago. I sauteed my vegetables in water and ate copious amounts of sprouted nuts. Raw vegan goodness was my jam. It worked for me when it worked for me, until it didn’t work for me anymore. It got me to where I am today, and I don’t regret a thing.

If what you’re doing isn’t working, you owe it to yourself to discover what does. And, the key to this is education: in discovering new ways of looking at things to further explore what’s best for our bodies.

Understanding what eating fat does IN your body equips you with the know-how to create an eating style that works best for you.

That’s why I’m so thrilled to be offering up this information – take pieces that you need, items that resonate with you, and play!

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  • How to make grass-fed tallow and how to use it
  • The fats we need to live
  • Why I switched from being a fat-free vegan to eating fats and animal proteins
  • How a high-fat, keto diet works
  • What fats do in your body: blood sugar, glucose uptake and endless hunger
  • How a high-fat, keto diet allows us to cleanse, everyday
  • How to become a keto, fat-burning machine
  • The optimal fuel for your brain
  • How to start eating more fats to see if this is right for you

What things have you learned lately that’s helped you discover more about your body and develop your personal eating style?

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  1. How much protein do you recommend in a day for female, 5’3, 130 pds

  2. Got your book & started Keto in Sept.
    Two older friends of mine have seen major change in their bodies on Keto! Yay!
    I am 52 & menopausal. Only change in my body is mush.
    I teach Pilates 5 hrs/day, up & down stairs, on feet 12 hr/day accd. to Apple watch, doing TRX, Pilates, basic gym ex., walking, etc. Deficient in cardio, I admit.
    Anyway, on Keto brain feels great; little to no bloating now; 5’ 6 and wearing same size 8-10 pants/tops last 10 yrs…so no real weight gain, but mushy body.
    Eating 2 eggs + 1 string cheese, maybe avocado or bacon, Keto coffee for bkfst @ 5:30am; maybe string cheese & black olives OR just a few almonds snack @ 10am; salad & meat + cheese for lunch @ 12 or 1pm unless I wait to eat an early dinner, usually protein & veggie-carbs (corn/rice).
    Only drink water & 1 Keto coffee.
    Certainly some chocolate, but equivalent of 1-2 Hershey’s kisses if I have any on a given day.
    Wine 1-2 glasses @ 1-3x/wk dep. on wk.
    Not gaining, not losing. Looking mushy despite all the moving. Too much protein? Not sure where I am going wrong.

  3. Hi Leanne, I have been on a ketogenic diet for 3 week and my weight has not been loose, it is fluctuated around 1-2 kg. I think I have been on ketosis since a 5th day of beginning as I checked with a ketone strip and it shown purple till today. Yet, I do not lose weight. I did not count the calories intake, just make sure that I consume a lot of fats, some proteins and less carb. Because of my work, sometimes I cannot control what I am eating. Do you have any suggestion? Is this situation normally happen?

  4. I really wanted this to work, but I just seem to keep on putting weight! I really don’t know where the problem lies. I track my ketones with urine strips, seems to be ok. I feel I eat enough, but I do have my eating window earlier in the day, around 10.00 -16.00. Completely used to not eating in the evening, almost never hungry, no cravings (which, I must admit, seemed impossible before). I have worked out most of the time, almost every day, no effect (well, I was building up muscles, but without losing any fat). Feeling a bit depressed these days so haven’t been working out a lot anymore, which doesn’t help of course, but since it didn’t help before either, I’m kind of losing all motivation. Ugh, sorry for the annoying post, I needed to vent, I guess…Would like to feel home in my body again.

    • Hi Eve! What’s your intake looking like? Are you relying heavily on nuts?

  5. Watching this video while eating bacon … Even more enjoyable than usual. :) I love how passionate you are about spreading the word about a high-fat eating style. I do the same as well, and I try to keep it as simple as possible because it really IS simple. People look at me like I’m nuts when I say I make a blended coffee in the morning, eat one meal later in the day when I’m hungry (I don’t get super hungry at all anymore, to be honest) and then that’s it! Maybe a little snack or a blended tea if I’m craving it, but I don’t get even half as hungry as I used to. I’m so alert and sharp. I didn’t know about ketogenic diets until I stumbled across one of your blog posts one day. Another great resource for those just getting started is a book called “Eat Bacon, Don’t Jog.” Short and sweet.
    Thanks again, Leanne! Btw, I put up to 4 tbsp. of fat in my blended coffees for an extra brain boost.

    • Yeah! YouTube watching with a plate of bacon, story of my life. Eat Bacon, Don’t Jog. On it! Thank you for the recommendation! I’m amazed by your story, so fabulous. I hear things like this all the time and it makes me THRILLED. High-fat foodies unite <3

  6. Sadly I have had to stop eating keto. I was actually gaining weight! My tummy was always bloated and in knots. I really wanted to make this way of eating work for me and I gave it a few months but it wasn’t for me. Maybe because I am peri-menopausal? I don’t know. I had to give it up…..maybe I will try it again one day….I am back to the blood type diet and already my belly has de-bloated…..

    • Hi Natalie! For the bloating, sounds like you were eating something you were allergic to? Were you eating nuts? Did you consume MCT oil? What brand? For the weight gain, how much were you eating? Were you training alongside? Did you practice cyclical ketosis? Did you follow the program in my book? Sorry for all of the questions, wanted to see where you’re at.

      • I can’t track it down to one food item. I have removed all nuts and all coconut oil. I had already removed the MCT oil (the brand you suggested on Amazon)because I noticed right away it made my symptoms worse! I think it was a combination of the nuts (almonds and walnuts only because I didn’t eat any others) and the coconut products. Personally, I think it may have been the coconut.

  7. My gallbladder was removed a couple of years ago because of stones.
    I was wondering how it could affect a high fat diet.

    When I take a coffee with MCT oil and butter in the morning I feel a bit weird afterwards. But it goes away after a while and I don’t feel hunger for a few hours.
    Maybe my stomach needs some extra help to digest all that fat!
    Would a regular digestive enzyme be sufficient?

    • Hey Frank! I’ve had a couple of clients who have had their gallbladder removed and have had great success. They’ve started off with baby steps – a bit of fat at a time, and supplementing with Ox Bile (to help digest the fat). The weird feeling is it digestive? If so, check on the MCT type you’re using. My clients don’t have digestive complaints on Bulletproof Brain Octane Oil:

  8. I have been on a ketogenic diet for quite awhile now (around 20 net carbs, mostly fat, and I feel better with slightly more protein than “moderate”) and do not sleep well. It is also frustrating that counting calories seems important too (I never get full…even on keto). HOWEVER, for the last two days I have started my day with coffee blended with 2 T coconut oil, 2 T butter, 1 T collagen, and some extra protein instead of my normal breakfast which also included blended coffee but with only 1 T fat. I have slept like a baby the past two nights!!!! Coincidence? I will soon find out. And I am definitely more satisfied with my other meals too…maybe I won’t ever, ever, ever have to count a calorie again, and be able to gain muscle and lose fat without hunger? Man, I hope so.

    • That is AWESOME! And not a coincidence ;) Try leaving ALL of those carbs until the end of the day. Best trick in the book!