Yes you heard it right folks!
Eating healthy fats are a KEY component to any nutrition or weight loss plan. Researchers have discovered that not all fats are to blame for the increased rates of obesity and heart disease – you actually need to eat fat to burn fat!
Did you know that eating good fats helps you to feel full and satisfied longer; reducing overeating and food cravings? Good fats provide some of the highest sources of stable energy; helping to maintain blood sugar levels and to avoid energy crashes. Also, healthy fats are essential in proper hormone, metabolism and muscle production. Thus, helping you burn more calories all day long for a leaner, more toned body!
The best sources of good fats to include are coconut oil (my absolute favourite), olive oil, fish oil, salmon, flax seed, nuts, nut butters, and avocados. The fats you want to avoid are trans fats, also known as hydrogenated oil, and most saturated fats; usually found in deep fried and processed foods.
When in doubt, be sure to choose fats that have gone through the least amount of processing and are the closest to nature. In the meantime, go eat some healthy fats.
Try dipping apple slices into natural almond butter for a fat burning snack or adding coconut oil into your favourite smoothie for longer, sustained energy. Also, one of my favourite ways to eat healthy fat is by adding chia seeds to oatmeal or pancakes for breakfast.
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