Eat FAT to Get Fit

  • A new study looked at changing the diet of high-endurance athletes
  • Athletes were restricted to 2g of carbs per kg of body weight for 4 weeks
  • They ate meat, vegetables, coffee with cream and limited fruit each day
  • Athletes ended up burning off more fat by switching their diets to high fat
  • ‘Everyday people’ can see the same results if they change their diets too

The study investigated whether changing what athletes eat could also change the ability of their muscles to burn different fuels.

While the participants were primarily athletes, researchers said their results would also be able to help ‘everyday people’ improve their body composition.

Every day for four weeks, the athletes participating in the study were restricted to 2g of carbohydrate per kilogram of body weight.

Emphasis was put on encouraging them to eat more fat.


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