Fat is bad for you. Oh, Really?

I’m going to come clean here. I don’t have an up-to-date food journal. I got back from my class last Saturday night and in the process of unwinding from my trip I let it fall out. So this very moment I am grabbing a new food record, and writing my breakfast on it. I am folding it up and putting it in my pocket so I have it with me. So I am back on it already! See, it’s easy!

I stopped buying products that are advertised specifically as low fat a long time ago. In fact, I never really understood why fat was considered bad. It just didn’t make sense to me that those yummy foods like butter and bacon and coconut oil that people have been eating for eons were suddenly considered bad. Recently I read the book “Life Without Bread” and learned about according to biochemistry, promotion of low-fat and anti-fat has been wrong all along. Healthy fats are vital for healthy hormones, skin, brain function, healthy weight and energy.

I have personal experience regarding this. I do not check my fat intake AT ALL. I never have. I probably take in about 1500 calories a day at least just in fat. I put fat in my coffee in the morning. I cook with tons of butter, coconut oil, and olive oil. I put lots of homemade dressing on my salad (made with raw flaxseed or olive oil). I eat fatty meats, fatty fish, and lots of avocados. I like to feel satisfied from eating. Ever notice that eating carbs never satisfies and you always want more? But eating fat makes me feel good and I only need to eat a healthy amount to feel full. I also have never had a weight problem, except when I was eating too many carbs! Then my weight will start to creep up.

So to sum up, avoid “low-fat” labeled foods. “Full-fat” is better. Unprocessed, unpackaged high-fat foods are the best. I mentioned quite a few of them already. So eat your fat, and enjoy it!

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