The Fat Myth: Why Fat is Fit

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I don’t know about all of you, but I personally believe fat makes everything better. For decades we have been fed, figuratively and literally, a lie that fat is the enemy. However, in late 2015 and early 2016 the truth came to light in the mainstream. Fat is good! Dr. David Ludwig and the American Medical Association (you can find the article here) shed light on the fact that the sugar industry, with the help of close friends in the government, have been manipulating scientific data and touting the fat is bad lie since the 1960’s! Is it any wonder that starting in the 60’s our obesity began to increase and our overall health began to decrease?

 

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The fact is, your body NEEDS healthy fats! I’m not talking partially hydrogenated shit. I’m talking good old fashioned grass-fed butter,coconut and olive oils, uncured bacon, avocados, and nuts. Fat gives you the most bang for your buck. Fat, like carbohydrates, are your body’s source for energy. While carbohydrates give you 4 kcals per gram, fat gives you 9 kcals per gram. That means your body requires much less fat per serving to fuel itself. Fats also carry incredible added benefits. It is vital to the building of cells and nerves. It also helps with blood clotting, inflammation, and the regulation of cholesterol in our bodies. Did I mention eating fat helps you lose fat? Well it’s true! Dietary fats don’t cause spikes in insulin levels. Fat provides your body with the energy it needs without the threat of insulin spikes, water retention, and excess bodyfat storage.

Am I telling you to go out and shove a bunch of steak and peanut butter into your face and you’ll be healthy? Hell no! Health is still all about balance. Every body responds differently, but you still need to eat a balanced combination of all of your macronutrients. That means a balance of fats, proteins, and carbs. All I’m getting at is that you should try grabbing a handful of nuts before a workout instead of that carb-packed fruit and grain bar, or eat a nice juicy steak instead of that bloat-inducing pasta dish. You may be surprised at how great you feel. For more nutrition info and recipes please reach out, savannah@kinetic6fitness.com. After all, sharing is caring :)

More info on fat:

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http://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/the-truth-about-fats-bad-and-good


http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/how-eating-more-fat-helps-you-lose-more-weight.html




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