🔥EAT FAT TO LOSE FAT 🔥
Research has shown time and time again that your body NEEDS FAT in order to BURN FAT. Today so many people seem concerned about calories without focusing on proper MACRO nutrient profiles. When people ask me for advice with their nutrition, the 2 common themes I see are not eating enough calories and NOT ENOUGH FATS.
There's so many advantages to increasing GOOD dietary fat in your diet: * The fats you eat make up the majority of your cell walls, so not enough fat makes your cell wall inflexible and extremely difficult for nutrients to pass through and feed your cells. Stiff cell walls mean that cells can become less responsive to messages from your hormones and other important molecules. * Fats help balance hormones, which in turn help to deal with stress, promote sleep, regulate body temperature, and help the body use A, D, E and K fat-soluble vitamins. * Fats help you stay full longer since they burned at a slower rate by the body. When fat is consumed it sets off the release of cholecystokinin (CCK) and the gut hormone peptide YY (PYY). These two hormones help to control appetite and satiety. * Certain fats (such as coconut oil) are known to increase metabolism. MCT's have an unusual chemical structure that allows the body to digest them more easily, turning them into fuel rather than stored fat. MCTs can stimulate fat burning, thyroid function and energy production. Some studies have found that eating MCTs on a regular basis produces improvements in body composition and enhances athletic performance, helping with weight loss. (Several studies show the ability to cause significant reduction in belly fat with daily use of coconut oil!) So what types of fats should you be eating? Here are some of my favorites... 1. Avocados. (I often eat several large avocados EVERY day.) 2. Dark Chocolate. (Yes, I said it... Dark chocolate. It's loaded with antioxidants even outranking blueberries.) 3. Whole Eggs. (Don't be scared of the yolk!) 4. Fatty Fish. (My favorite is wild salmon.) 5. Nuts and Nut Butters. (Almonds, walnuts, macadamia nuts, etc.) 6. Chia Seeds. (These are around 80% fat.)