Fat Fiction is a brilliant non-fiction account of how we came to believe that fat was the root of all evil.
Ok, maybe that's a bit too hyperbolic, but for realz, as fat was demonized the consumption of sugar laced fat-free carbohydrate rich foods soared and so did the rates of obesity, diabetes and a whole host of other diseases.
From Fat Fiction director and writer, Jennifer Isenhart: "I grew up in the “low fat” era. Like everyone else, I had it drilled into my mind that “eating fat makes you fat” and that saturated fat will kill you.
As a news reporter and special projects producer for a network news station, I interviewed many mainstream nutritionists who warned of the grave dangers of eating saturated animal fats like meat, butter and lard. I interviewed Type 2 Diabetics who struggled with their disease while our own government preached they consume 6-11 servings of grain a day and the food industry showered them with so-called “healthy” low fat foods that were really just carbs loaded with sugar. When those same patients struggled to take control of their health, they were told their disease was their fault, that they were eating too much and not exercising enough. So when I learned how little scientific evidence exists to support our nation’s own Dietary Guidelines, it first surprised me and then angered me. The more I researched, the more I understood how one man's ego had kicked off a vast, uncontrolled experiment on the entire nation. Fast forward 50 years and we face a staggering public health crisis, worse than big tobacco. As a filmmaker, I realized this topic had to be shared with the public."
Friends, this was a fantastic educational piece and we highly recommend taking the time to watch it. Many of you are already very familiar with the bulk of the information provided, but this is a great movie to share with friends and family who remain skeptical about Keto and the health benefits surrounding the removal of carbohydrates from the diet. We ended up renting it on You Tube for just $1.99 but it's available from a number of other media providers.