Eat Fat To Get Thin – An Oxymoron?
No! Since the 1070’s, we’ve lowered dietary fat intake from 43%, however obesity rates have skyrocketed! We’ve replaced fat with pasta, grains, fruit and starchy vegetables. I really believe that is how I’ve lost 15lbs this past year and kept it off… by cutting back on sugar, rather than fat! Read your labels for sugar & avoid partially hydrogenated fats at all costs!
We Don’t Get Fat From Eating More And Exercising Less
Just the Opposite! Being fat, makes you eat more & exercise less. Fat cells get hungry & make you eat more. So the under-lying problem is: With fat cells stuck in storage overdrive, insulin levels must be lowered to re-program fat cells to release excess calories into the bloodstream. With that, cravings stop, metabolism speeds up and weight loss happens.
All Calories Are Not Created Equal
According to a study by the NIH, those who ate more fat but an identical amount of carbs, burned up to 300 more calories per day! The high dietary fat group also had the lowest percentage in cholesterol, including lower triglycerides, LDL, and a lower level of PIA-1 (preventing blood clots). In addition, they had greater improvements with insulin resistance or pre-diabetes.
Give These Fats A Try
- Olive oil
- Coconut Oil
- Nuts (almonds, peanuts, macadamia nuts, hazelnuts, pecans, cashews)
- Natural peanut butter (containing just peanuts and salt)
- Sunflower, sesame, and pumpkin seeds
- Fatty fish (salmon, tuna, mackerel, herring, trout, sardines)