Fat Is Bad… Or Is It?
“If you don’t eat fat, you won’t get fat”… Right?
Forget that fat-free diet you’ve been on and take a look!
You deserve to know the truth. Fat is your friend.
Fats are essential for a well-rounded diet, and your overall health! They help out your skin, make your hair grow and stay shiny, reduce inflammation, provide energy, and boost testosterone levels (to help build muscle in the right places).
Now you may have heard about “good fats” and “bad fats,” and there’s some truth to this. The “good” fats are monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, found in foods like all-natural peanut butter, and the “bad” fats are saturated fat and trans fat.
Trans fat is definitely horrible for you, it’s completely artificial, and your body was never intended to process that kind of fat, so make sure you’re reading your labels and throwing out anything with trans fat in it. Generally, trans fat is in all kinds of “junk” food and fast food. Saturated fat, though, naturally occurs with every food that contains mono and polyunsaturated fat. It’s really nothing to worry about as long as you make sure there is poly and monounsaturated fat in the foods you choose for your fat intake.
Here is how to correctly incorporate fat into your diet:
- Eliminate all trans fats
- Eliminate pro-inflammatory foods (aka all vegetable oils. Olive oil is fine)
- Eat wild game when you can (such as wild fish, buffalo, and other meats rich in omega-3s)
- Supplement with fish oil
- Take one meal at a time 🙂
Fish oil is one of those magical supplements that has so many benefits that you’re really shooting yourself in the foot if you don’t take it! I’ll write an article on that later because there’s so much to say about it, so make sure you check it out when it comes up.