24 Aug How to eat fat and get skinny
One of the most common misconceptions when it comes to losing weight is that fatty foods are bad for you! It seems logical right? If you eat fat, you will get fat. Except its not that easy. In fact, that couldn’t be farther from the truth. So how did we get to a point where fatty foods were considered the devil? Lets look at the facts.
In 1960 the American Heart Association linked coronary heart disease to high saturated fat foods like red meat and eggs. The US Senate then held numerous meetings to create somewhat of a diet guideline for Americans to follow in order to live a healthier lifestyle. To break this down, basically the guideline called for less fat, and more carbohydrates (even refined carbs) in the average American diet.
Not only was this guideline wrong, it was set under false pretense. First, no studies completely linked high-fat diets to heart disease. In turn, Americans started consuming more sugar, and this then led to the sugar addiction and obesity problem we have in America today! Since then, numerous studies have come out to actually prove the benefits of a high fat diet, such as reducing bad cholesterol levels, and improving cognitive function.
What is important to understand though is that not all fats are created equal, and there are some you should avoid, so what I have done is compiled a list of healthy fatty foods that you can start implementing into your diet now to reap the rewards of a high fat diet.
Since we discussed how fats were being linked to heart disease the first fatty food I want to talk about actually does the exact opposite. This is Extra Virgin Olive Oil. You can typically cook with Olive Oil, or use it as a dressing, but the benefits of it go far beyond the kitchen. It is phenomenal for heart health, as it is proven to reduce risk of a heart attack, or dying of a heart disease because it is rich in monounsaturated fats. Olive Oil also contains high amounts of anti-oxidants that can protect your cells from free radicals, and improve cognitive function.
Another fatty oil with a ton of health benefits is Coconut Oil. It is rich in medium-chain fatty acids, which are also amazing for brain and memory function. They are also very easily digested by the body, so they wont be stored away as fat. Coconut Oils also increases you good cholesterol levels and promotes healthy heart functioning. You can use Coconut Oil similar to Olive oil in terms of cooking, but you can also use it for glamour purposes as well, as it is extremely healthy for your skin and hair.
Now for my favorite fatty food, Avocados. Once again, this food is rich in monounsaturated fats, and vitamin E, helping lower bad cholesterol, and raising good cholesterol. Not only is it good for your heart, but eating it can also improve other organ functioning as well. Avocados also taste good, and can be easily cooked with just about anything.
The last fat I want to talk about is the fat found in most fish, and that is your Omega-3?s. If you can?t stand the way fish tastes then I highly recommend picking up some sort of Omega supplement (Check out Lipo-Trim from any PEAK location). The benefits are unmatched. What it does for you is literally detox the body, and improves cellular function. On top of this it can work as a noon-stimulant fat burner by improving your metabolism and aiding in the digestion of food. It also helps your body target that stubborn belly fat, and works as a sculpting agent when you are trying to trim up.
So not only have we debunked the myth that a high fat diet leads to heart disease, we actually proved that it does the opposite. It is important however that you make sure that you eat fatty foods rich in the mono- and poly-saturated fats, and try to avoid trans fats. For anyone looking to lose weight, I recommend the Keto-diet, this is a High Fat, High Protein, and Low Carb diet. This will help your body burn off the excess fat it has stored, and put your body through a detox period. For anyone who wants further information on the Keto-diet email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit your local PEAK Nutrition today!