Many people who observe my eating habits are surprised that I use butter. Butter has developed a bad name, but I am aware of the facts: butter has good fat that will help me lose weight. It can do the same for you. You see, people aren’t dying every day from eating butter: they are dying because of the sugary, chemical-laced food they consume.
The Fat Loss Factor details many of the food problems that affect us these days and guides readers into making wise choices for their diet. Let me give you some basic information:
First, you need to know that fat from animals declined in the typical diet from over eight percent in 1910 to just over sixty percent in 1970. Something else: butter consumption declined from eighteen pounds annually per person to just four. Finally, in the past eight decades, cholesterol has changed by just a single percentage point increase. In light of these facts, you would have trouble explaining the heart disease epidemic using modern conventional wisdom.
To explain the heart disease rates in spite of reduced butter and fat consumption, here are a couple other facts: first, the consumption of vegetable oil, margarine, shortening, etc. increase fourfold. Then consider that people increased how much processed food they have eaten by 60%. I think we’ve found the answer.
The bottom line is that if you stop eating margarine and other butter substitutes you can make serious progress toward weight control. You will feel better and you will have better health too. Of course, the butter that you use should be organically raised and naturally processed. You will find that color of natural butter is better than that sold by the major labels: it tastes better too. If you want a place to start shopping for good butter, try looking at the products at www. grasslandmeats.com.
Here’s a recipe using butter that you should try:
Ingredients: two chicken-breasts (one pound total), six tablespoons of butter that has been melted, juice from half a lemon, a one-fourth cup of oil (olive), garlic powder and pepper.
To cook the chicken, put a tablespoon of butter in the pan and let it melt (Mix in salt, garlic powder and pepper if you want to). Use low heat and stir in the butter you have left. As you continue to stir, pour in the oil and then add more seasoning if necessary.
Dr. Michael Allen
Fitness Instructor & Fat Loss Factor Founder