Today we’re halfway through our 10 multi-part series about the “10 Biggest Myths & Lies About Weight Loss”.
Today’s Myth #5 is that Eating Fat Makes You Fat
In the 1980’s, everyone was completely against eating fat because they thought that eating it would quickly get turned into or stored as body fat. So that started the high carbohydrate, “fat-free” dieting craze — which as history has shown, didn’t work.
One reason people think that eating fat makes you fat, is because every gram of fat you eat, has 9 calories. While the same 1 gram of protein and carbs has only 4 calories, that’s more than HALF the calories.
So fat calories are very dense and thus, the real problem is that you end up eating MORE calories – not that the actual fat you eat turns into body fat.
A second reason that people think that eating fat makes you fat, is because it’s usually combined with high carbohydrate foods. Usually junk or processed foods. And the truth is, it’s usually the best TASTING foods — such as pastries, pizza, french fries, ice cream and pretty much anything that’s fried.
However, the truth is that eating healthy fats actually INCREASES your metabolism and burns fat, because fats improve your hormones.
And as you’ve heard me say over and over again, the way you look and feel – including your body fat, is determined by your genes, which is controlled by your hormones!
For example, coconut oil increases your thyroid production and also helps increase testosterone levels.
MCT oils give you energy like carbs and have a very hard time being converted to body fat.
Macadamia nut oil and extra virgin olive oil both help boost your metabolism.
What you want to stay away from are hydrogenated and trans fats, which are typically found in pastries, junk, and processed foods.
You always want to avoid the so-called “healthy” fats such as vegetable and seed oils like soybean, canola, sunflower, corn and cottonseed oil because they’re high in Omega 6 fats and Linoleic acid — which cause inflammation and the slowing of your metabolism.
However, the hardest part about all of this and what to eat and not eat is that it’s very difficult to eat like this all the time because these “unhealthy fats” are found in anything that tastes good. — especially in the foods you eat when you go out to dinner, or at parties, family events, the holidays and so forth.
So in these situations, I suggest you “cheat” and you go ahead and enjoy yourself, but just make sure you take a fat and carbohydrates/sugar BLOCKER.
These “miracle fibers and herbs” actually block the unhealthy fats and sugars that are in these “yummy” foods. So I take these “blockers whenever I know I’m not going to be able to eat healthily.
It’s amazing because I still get to enjoy some of my favorite foods, WITHOUT feeling guilty or worrying about getting fatter.
And you can learn more about these naturally fat and carb BLOCKERS by clicking the link below.