Does eating more fat burn more body fat?


Eating more dietary fat does not necessarily lead to burning more body fat. According to , there is a common misconception that a low-carbohydrate, high-fat diet allows for greater fat burning. However, he notes that this might lead to burning more dietary fat rather than body fat. In fact, under caloric restriction, you might actually burn less body fat. This highlights the distinction between dietary fat intake and the body's ability to burn stored fat 1.

Burning Body Fat

Satchin and Andrew discuss the confusion surrounding burning body fat and how it relates to dietary fat. They explain that eating more fat doesn't necessarily mean you'll burn more body fat and that under conditions of caloric restriction, you may actually burn less.

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