Why Eating Fat Is Okay
You’re trying to lose weight and hit a bump. The exercise is there and you’re eating all the right foods…or so you believe. Let me ask you. Are you eating enough fat?
I know what you’re thinking. And you’re right. There are bad fats out there. But there are also some good ones that play a GIANT role when it comes to burning that stubborn fat around the waist.
Here are a few to start with.
- Coconut Oil.
- This oil is making it’s way around the scientific literature. There is a good reason for that. It has the best source of medium chain triglycerides (MCTs). These MCT’s have been shown to increase our brain function, lower cholesterol, improve skin and hair health, and finally, rapidly burn fat.
- Since it’s coming up to football season, my avocado intake increases! These are high in monosaturated fats with a whole lot of Vitamins K, E and C. They also pack a fiber punch with 5-6 grams per 1/2 cup. With all this good fat and fiber, you will feel fuller longer. It will prevent you from binge eating. Use them for snacks, especially with football games!
- There is a lot of good fat in eggs as well as a good source of albumen; a very high quality protein. What’s very important is: do NOT get rid of the yolks!! Most of the nutrition is in the yolk, providing more than 11 vitamins and minerals. B12 is touted as the “energy” B vitamin, and with the yolk, you’ll get 100% of the daily recommendation with 3 eggs. Make hard boiled eggs for snacks, or an egg sandwich for lunch. It isn’t just for breakfast anymore. And speaking of breakfast, make yourself a big omelette with all 3 of these great fat foods. Not only will you be feeling full for a lot of the day, you’ll be a fat burning power house!