Best Good Fats for your body
- Butter (grass fed)
- Organic Cold Pressed Coconut Oil
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Omega 3 Fish Oil
Fact. Eating fat won’t make you fat.
Eating a good source of fat – e.g. avocados, nuts, coconut oil, extra virgin cold pressed olive oil will only have positive effects on our health. I’d recommend watching this little video from a nutritionalist, she tells us a little bit about coconut oil and will help you have a better understanding.
“I can’t eat that, it’s fattening”
I hear the word “diet”, or “low fat” or “I’m getting weighed next week so I can’t eat dinner” far too often. These groups are encouraging us to become obsessed with counting calories and weighing ourselves. Thus, leading to unhappy people which an obsession with weight takes over their lives.
You are led to believe by well known slimming clubs that they should eat less than 1200 calories a day, or only have low fat food, and even eating a “healthy” snack, normally consisting of a chocolate chewy bar instead of eating a nutritious snack or meal. Thus, in return you will end up eating a high carb sugar filled diet with no nutritional benefits. Lives become obsessed with getting weighed, counting calories and not eating fat!
Have you ever seen people look at “skinny” lean people and assume they don’t eat, or you get jealous because they seem to eat whatever they like and don’t gain any weight?
If I was to compare a couple of people with the same weight, the person with the larger amount of muscle generally has the faster metabolism. This is why it’s important to follow a strength training plan alongside correct nutrition.
We need to focus more on eating well, exercising plenty and enjoying life!
You CAN eat good fats
So along with calorie counting, I also hear things like “I can’t eat almonds they are fattening” or “coconut oil is really high in saturated fat, I’m trying to lower my cholesterol”.
We needs fats to absorb vitamins. A, D, E, and K, these are the so-called fat-soluble vitamins. Our brain is made up of 60% of fat. So with that fact, it only makes sense we need to eat fat for our body to work correctly, doesn’t it?
I can really recommend a book called Grain Brain by Dr David Perlmutter. We have come from a generation where we have been told to eat low fat, high carb diets for health reasons and listening to advertisements on TV claiming they will help you lose weight. This book will tell you all about why we shouldn’t be doing this with evidence to back up the facts. Brilliant book that everyone should read.
SO!! Ditch the processed packet food and just open a banana!! It’s all about eating natural food rather than factory processed! Prep your meals, eat and exercise well! Don’t starve yourself – we need to eat more food otherwise our metabolism will slow down and our weight will just yo yo! Don’t eat little, eat plenty BUT concentrate on what you put in your mouth.
Exercise, eat just be happy and enjoy life!
Eat more, boost your metabolism and GET LEAN!