Monday, November 26, 2012

Monday, 26 November 2012 - 132.4 lbs

The School of Athens by Raphael, 1509-10

Down 0.2 lbs. Marvelous.

items inserted into face hole today:

white chocolate flavored coffee w/ cocoa, full fat cream, and coconut oil

2 slices of bacon

2 eggs & full fat cream cooked in bacon grease, with full fat sour cream and salsa

handful of nuts

protein shake (after working out legs and doing a little cardio)

salad (turkey, romaine lettuce, full fat sour cream ranch dressing [hope to add some avocado and tomato to the mix once we've done some grocery shopping])

(Part I)

Breakdown of the Men's Health article Saturated Fat: What If Bad Fat Is Actually Good For You? continued: So given the examples of the Masai, the Samburu, and the Fulani, it might be worth asking where and when the whole "saturated fat = heart disease & obesity" belief came from in the first place. Ancel Keys is his name, and data manipulation is his game!

In 1953 Dr. Keys, a physiologist, published his (what would prove to be highly influential) study he titled, "Atherosclerosis, a Problem in Newer Public Health." In it, he looked at the fat intake and heart disease mortality of six countries (the United States, Canada, Australia, England, Italy, and Japan), and found that the higher a country's fat intake, the higher that country's rate of heart disease.

Here's a graph of his findings. Look at it. LOOK AT IT. 

Have you looked at it?

"Goodness gracious, Butch! And you're actually advocating eating this stuff?! Look at the graph, man! LOOK AT IT! It's all there in black and white! The higher the fat, the higher the deaths by heart disease! Please, for the love of Pete, change your crazy ways! Here's a nice bran muffin for breakfast and some tasty granola for a snack! Put down those bacons and eggs and full fat creams! YOUR HEART IS CRYING OUT FOR MERCY!!!"

How will Butch weasel his way out of this one? What can he possibly say in response to the cold, hard data staring him right in his devilishly handsome face? 

Tune in tomorrow! 

(Or, you know, read the article...)

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