15 Apr Does Eating Fat Make You FAT?
Despite what you’ve heard, eating fat doesn’t make you fat!
You read it right.
Being American, the bad thing is, we’ve been taught misinformation. The good thing is, we’re smart and we can READ!! Modern science is indeed saying this: eating fat – even saturated fat, does not make you fat, and is not unhealthy!
Rejoice, fat lovers! Toss your low fat plans out. Don’t live deprived; you do not have to live fat free!
A new life of freedom and satisfaction awaits you.
FACT: Your body needs saturated fats to function properly1.
Just some of the many things that fats do for you:
- Provide cell building blocks
- Mineral absorption, such as calcium
- Carriers for important fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K
- Conversion of carotene into vitamin A
- Helping to lower cholesterol levels (palmitic and stearic acids)
- Antiviral agents
- Optimal fuel for your brain. Your BRAIN is primarily fat and must have fat to function
- Make you feel full and SATISFIED!
- Helps control genetic functions and helps prevent cancer (butyric acid)
In 2013, a London cardiologist Aseem Malhotra argued in the British Medical Journal that you should ignore advice to reduce your saturated fat intake, because it’s actually increasing your risk for obesity and heart disease2.
What are the Bad Fats?
Learn how to read labels and look for the following:
- Partially hydrogenated fats. Doughnuts, cookies, crackers, muffins, pies and cakes are examples of foods that may contain trans-fat. Limit commercially fried foods and baked goods made with shortening or partially hydrogenated vegetable oils.
- Poly Unsaturated fats – soybean oil, canola oil, cottonseed oil, sunflower oil
What are the Good Fats?
Eat these without fear they will make you fat or sick. Enjoy the healthy benefits and the satisfaction from including these fats in your diet! Science shows that a decrease in body fat especially belly occurs when subjects increased their intake of healthy fats!
- Grass-fed Butter
- Raw nuts and seeds
- Olive oil
- Avocado Oil
- Coconut Oil
Who’s the real villain? Fat has been blamed for sugar’s dirty deeds.
For most, restricting carbohydrates such as sugars, fructose, and grains in your diet will be the key to weight loss. Refined carbohydrates like breakfast cereals, bagels, waffles, pretzels, and other processed foods quickly break down to sugar, and cause weight gain.
Remove these bad guys from your meals; substituting with vegetables, proteins and fats. Your body prefers the carbohydrates in vegetables not grains and sugars. When you cut grains and sugar from your meals, you will need to increase the amount of vegetables you eat, as well as make sure you are also consuming protein and healthy fats regularly.
Stay tuned for high fat recipes!! And watch this Video! Enjoy your freedom to eat healthy delicious and satisfying with good fats!!!
TAGS: weight management, obesity, dietary fats