If you were to encounter the vegetarians, the runners, and the people who believe fats kill you then they will attempt to convince you to become a carbohydrate eater. All the long distance runners and the bike riders love the carbohydrates and are terrified of fats. These people are all schooled in the virtues of carbohydrates; that carbs will give you plenty of energy.
Well, if you’re not terrified of fats and you want to be educated, most people just don’t know, and I’m talking about 85% of the population, that fats of any kind yields twice as much energy as carbohydrates. When I mean any kind, I mean any good kind. Vince used to say that he prefers fats to energy other than sugar because Vince was always quoted as saying carbohydrates build fat and never muscle. And of course as we all know that is the truth and carbohydrates do a lot of other things including ruining your health. America is turning into a carbohydrate-eating nation and this is why we are the sickest and fattest nation in the world.
So, getting back to fats and proteins for energy, years ago a test was performed with rats and then human beings. A group of rats were given 40 grams of carbohydrates and another group of rats were given 40 grams of natural fats (lard, butter, olive oil, coconut oil, etc.) and something very startling was revealed. That fats yield twice as much energy as carbohydrates and of course the carbohydrate proponents don’t want to accept that and ignore it but it is an absolute fact.
When I want energy, I eat fats not carbohydrates. Natural carbohydrates have their place but as Hippocrates once said “carbohydrates are secondary substances not to be lived on” and if you read any of my articles you will know the ill affects of eating a high carbohydrate diet.
I will use my example of the five peoples of the world who lived on fats and proteins and little or no carbohydrates.
The primitive Eskimo would chase the caribou for miles to get at the fat in it’s neck knowing full well that fat had energy giving properties.
The Rocky Mountain Men ate what they killed and they didn’t eat many carbohydrates because there are very little carbohydrates in the Rocky Mountains.
The American Plains Indian is probably the healthiest people the world has ever seen because they lived off the buffalo and they knew the value of the intestines and organs and the fats surrounding the intestines and organs.
And the Massai in Africa, they drank the blood of an animal. Milk was a prized possession as well as cream.
The Belari of South America lived on a high fat high protein diet. They got their source of energy from fats and very, very little carbohydrates.
And we all know the ill affects of carbohydrates and we’ve known that for years. Anyway, to the naysayers, the end result is fats yield twice as much energy as carbohydrates.