If you want to lose weight you eat less fat, right? NOPE wrong! If you want to get in real shape let go of “low fat” foods eat healthy fat. Say WHAT? Yes i know you know by now that Avocados are healthy fat but do you know why? Do you know what OTHER healthy fats you should be eating as well?
Let’s start with Avocado. Yes avocado toast has been “trending” for a couple years now and not just because it photographs well for Insta but actually because its a plant source of monounsaturated fat. Monounsaturated fat are fatty acids that reduce low density lipoproteins (LDL) while increasing high density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol. LDL by the way is known as the “bad” cholesterol. Technically the avocado is a fruit but since it is so nutrient dense it makes it far more similar to a vegetable. Eat them raw, mash them up, slice them and put them on your toast but eat away its a “good” fat and yes that’s a THING.
I am pretty sure that coconut oil has started popping up replacing those (gasp) butter sprays for cooking and baking but did you know that if you put coconut oil in your coffee in the morning it can boost brain function and it also increases ketone formation which aids in FAT LOSS (we like this!!!!) Virgin coconut oil has more unsaturated fat than almost any other food making it a great choice for cooking since it is so stable. In order for you to optimize the weight loss benefits of eating fat you have to make sure you are eating the right kinds of fat. The most stable fats are saturated fats (aka the good fat), while the unstable, easily oxidized, and therefore inflammatory fats are polyunsaturated fats. Canola,corn, cottonseed, peanut, soybean and sunflower oils are all polyunsaturated.
Grass fed Butter
I started eating Grass fed full fat butter when I got pregnant with Brady and never looked back. I remember my OB going over prenatal diet with me and asking me if I used artificial sweeteners and margarines to stay thin to which I shamefully admitted to. She explained good fat to me and from then on I butter my bread (yes I eat bread) with grass fed full fat butter and not only is it delicious but it is heart healthy as counterintuitive as that may seem. Eating a lot of healthy fats is better for you than eating any other type of food. Butter from grass fed animals is high in fat-soluble vitamins, antioxidants, healthy fats and vitamins A,E,D and K. Grain feeding causes a massive drop in all the beneficial compounds in butter, introduces new toxins and raises omega-6 levels. It is critical to choose GRASS FED butter every time in order to optimize the health benefits that butter offers.
Grass-fed Animal Fat
Bone marrow and tallow are high in nutrients, essential fatty acids, proteins, minerals, antioxidants, and fat soluble nutrients that are hard to get elsewhere. They can be added to stocks to create creamy, flavorful soups and stews.
Except for potassium and some amino acids, most of the nutrients in eggs are in the yolks, which are extremely high in micronutrients. Just like butter, egg yolks lose most of their nutritional benefits when they come from an animal that was fed antibiotics and GMO corn and soy, which is the diet of essentially all the chickens that you will find in a supermarket. Pastured egg yolks have a deep- golden color from the Vitamin A and antioxidants, while grain-fed eggs look like regular grain-fed butter–pale and watery. If you want to use eggs for weight loss make sure they are pastured eggs.
I have been a size 0 for more years than i can recall at this point and I abide by most of these fatty foods. So now you know my secrets to staying skinny. EAT MORE FAT! Go ahead..eat the butter and watch the pounds melt away.