Are you looking to eat fewer calories in order to lose weight?
I have a secret to share with you and it’s not what you think. I want you to eat more…
It’s a combination of confusion and sheer terror when I suggest to someone wanting to lose fat that they should actually EAT FAT in order to lose weight. In fact, our culture has done a fantastic job of demonizing fat so much so that the “low-fat” craze from the 90s is still very much a part of our everyday way of thinking.
The truth is that our bodies NEED fat to survive and thrive. After all, our bodies are made up of between 15-30% fat. We need to have healthy fats in our system to nourish our brain, nerves, thyroid (and other hormones) and pretty much every cell in our body. When we include healthy fats into our diet, we tend not to overeat. We feel satisfied and therefore tend to eat fewer calories.
Try adding the following healthy fats to your diet every day:
- Avocados, olives, and coconuts are great sources of healthy fat, along with wild salmon and omega-3 rich organic eggs.
• Whole nuts and seeds, and their butters like almond butter or tahini
• Olive oil, avocado oil, coconut oil. Words to look for: organic, first-pressed, cold pressed, extra-virgin, and unrefined. Avoid expeller-pressed, refined, and solvent extracted.
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Please be advised that all information given on this site is intended for educational purposes only and should not replace the medical guidance given by your doctor.