Everything you’ve been told about fats is probably wrong…
We followed the “expert advice” to lower your fat intake, thinking we’d get healthier, leaner, and slow aging.
Heart disease is still the #1 killer in the USA.
Almost ¾ of Americans are trying to lose weight, but few succeed.
Rates of diabetes, Alzheimer’s, metabolic syndrome, and obesity are on the rise and don’t seem to improving.
It’s time not only for a diet overhaul, but specifically an overhaul of the types of fats we eat.
Healthy Fats Can Make You Thin
Certain fats are nature’s weight loss solution to your excess weight problem. Behind this hard to believe truth are some pretty hard to understand scientific truths, but don’t worry I’m going to break down exactly what you need to know about fats.
The types of fat you’ve probably been avoiding are the same fats that can alter your hormonal balance helping you feel more energetic and less hungry while helping you burn more calories.
The fats I’ll share below will lower your levels of inflammation, which as you know will offer many health and fat loss benefits.
The 4 Types of Fats You Need to Know About
- Found in animal fats and tropical oils
- Do not normally go rancid, even when heated for cooking
- Made in our bodies from carbohydrates
- Constitute at least 50% of the cell membranes; they give cells stiffness and integrity
- Needed for calcium to be effectively incorporated into skeletal system
- Protect liver from alcohol and other toxins
- Enhance immune system
- Needed for proper use of EFAs
Sources: animal products, eggs, coconut and palm oil
- Tend to be liquid at room temperature
- Do not go rancid easily and can be used in cooking at moderate temps
Sources: olive oil, almonds, pecans, cashews, peanuts, and avocado
- Contain linoleic acid ( omega-6) and linolenic acid (omega-3) –essential because our bodies cannot produce them, BUT we only require very little PUFA
- Liquid, even when refrigerated
- Should NEVER be heated
Sources: vegetable oils, flax oil, etc..
- Gives cells stiffness and stability
- Precursor to steroid hormones and vitamin D
- Acts as an antioxidant
- Needed for proper function of serotonin receptor in brain
- Low cholesterol levels have been linked to aggressive and violent behavior, depression, and suicidal tendencies
- Role in maintaining health of intestinal wall
- High-serum cholesterol level often indicated that the body needs cholesterol to protect itself from high levels of altered free-radical containing fats
Sources: animal products
Your body needs FAT to lose fat, make hormones, boost energy, use cholesterol, digest fat soluble vitamins (A, D, E, K), feel full, improve insulin sensitivity, and increase metabolism
Low-fat and non-fat diets can make you fatter, depressed, fatigued, hormonally-imbalanced, moody, infertile and inflamed.
Not All Fats Are Created Equal
Just like you know not all calories are created equal, you can see from the above breakdown of the 4 types of fats that not all fats are created equal.
The fats you’ve been avoiding for years are probably the fats you need to start eating more of and the fats you’ve thought were “good for you” are actually contributing to disease, fat gain, and frustration.
Over the last 30 years, Americans have tried to get healthy and lost weight by cutting fat out of their diets and reducing saturated fat.
But our obesity and diabetes rate has quadrupled since 1960.
The reason we are getting fatter and sicker is because we aren’t eating enough fats AND we are eating the wrong kinds of fat.
I’m going to help you choose the right fats.
The Healthiest Fats – Saturated and Monounsaturated
- Olives, olive oil, avocados, most nuts (almonds, pecans, walnuts, pistachios, hazelnuts, and macadamia nuts), and most seeds (chia and pumpkin)
- Wild-caught fatty fish (omega-3’s)
- Dark chocolate
- Coconut, coconut oil, and medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) oil
The Healthy Fats – Monounsaturated and Polyunsaturated
- Palm oil, macadamia oil, and avocado oil
- Fats found in grass-fed and organically raised animal protein, such as beef, lard, butter, yogurt, chicken, cream, cheese, and milk.
The Bad Fats – Refined Polyunsaturated and Hydrogenated Oils
- Trans fat found in fast foods, packaged, and overly processed foods. Also known as, hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated oils.
- Vegetable oils that have been highly refined and chemically altered
- Fats from animals full of chemicals, hormones, antibiotics, and pesticides.
- Fats high in omega-6’s, such as flaxseed oil
What Fats Are Best to Cook With?
Saturated fats, such as butter, ghee, and coconut are the best to cook with since they are the most stable fats on the planet.
In other words, they do not oxidize, create free radicals, or interfere with your delicate hormone balance.
Monounsaturated fats, such as olive oil and macadamia oils can also be used, but are best at low temperatures or as dressings and sauces.
Refined polyunsaturated oils should never be used for cooking, since they create free radicals when heated, which cause cell damage, accelerate aging, and promote diabetes, obesity, and disease.
How The Healthiest and Healthy Fats Balance Your Hormones and Help You Lose Weight
Our hormones control everything, especially our ability to burn fat and speed up our metabolism.
Learning that fat is not a bad thing is an important step in healing your metabolism and losing unwanted weight.
Too much of the toxic, nonessential fats, especially the hydrogenated (fried) fats like margarine, shortening, and oils used at restaurants can cause heart disease, diabetes, cancer, obesity, and accelerate aging.
Too little of the high-quality fats mentioned above leads to MORE fat cravings, slowed metabolism, and an inhibited ability to burn fat off of your body.
Your job is to find the delicate balance of eating just the right amount of the healthiest fats and keep the amount of unhealthy fat to an absolute minimum.
Only by eating the right kinds of fats can you lose weight, stabilize your insulin and other hormones, and prevent disease. The natural fat I recommend in The 3-Week Metabolism Diet can literally turn ON your fat-burning hormones and turn OFF your hunger hormones, reducing cravings for hours.
The 3-Week Metabolism Diet shows you exactly how to eat the healthiest fats to balance your hormones, boost your metabolism, and increase your fat-burning potential.
Are you still one of those people saying “I still can’t believe eating 2 Tbsp. of coconut oil every day is healthy for me, my Dr. says to avoid saturated fats!” then I’ll leave you with this:
“How’s that working out for you?”
Do you have any questions about fat and how you start eating the right kinds of fat so you can finally start losing weight by eating MORE fat? Let me know in the comment section!