Eat FAT to be THIN

We’ve had a long running misconception about fat, so let’s blast out the truth. In the 1980’s we all bought into the fat free hype, but now we know body fat results from starchy carbohydrates and processed sugars which not only spike blood sugar (causing the body to store fat) but contain massive calories (providing the fat to be stored). If you want to shed fat, avoid starches and refined sugars. Essential fatty acids are in fact essential. They provide most of our energy, feed the brain almost exclusively, line our digestive track, make our skin and hair look fantastic, and assist us in burning stored fat. Now these fats aren’t to be confused with saturated fats (which are animal byproducts like meat and dairy that contain cholesterol) or worse trans-fat (which is manmade crap that our bodies can’t even process). Good fats come from nuts, avocado, olive oil, nut butter, and fatty fish like salmon, tuna, mackerel, and sardines. The bottom line is our calories should come equally from 3 sources: lean proteins, good fats and low glycemic carbohydrates (like those found in vegetables, oats and grains). I carry a bag of mixed nuts everywhere I go – and I’m not referring to my friends.   

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