Good Fats vs Bad Fats

Good Fats vs Bad Fats

One of the single most difficult questions that we get again and again is why do you want me to eat fat to lose fat? How does that work?' Well, your body needs fat. Eating the right amount of fat in your diet actually helps your body to work better and to stay healthier.

Why do we care? As your body balances itself and works more efficiently, you will burn more fat and thus you will lose excess fat. But really I don't mean eat butter (sorry) - but I do mean eat essential fats. And we have many hundreds of clients where we have increased their fat content and helped them lose weight. Frequently while they are protesting loudly!

Good Fat VS Bad Fat All the bad news about fat

It has the highest calorie count of any food;
It usually tastes good;
It's just everywhere!


All the good news about fat:

Why do we need it? Fat foods contain soluble vitamins A, D, E and K. The also, once broken down and assimilated provide energy for metabolic process and cellular repair.
Stored fat prevents loss of body heat.
Too little fat can stop you menstruating.

What Is Good Fat? 

They are called Essential Fatty Acids (EFA), eg. Omega 3, 6, 9. These cannot be produced by the body so they have to be supplied by your diet. So you only get them through the right foods or your supplements.

Generally, you get about 10 times more Omega 6 than 3 and it should really be other way around. Generally, Omega 6 is found in meat and animal products and Omega 3 in grains, fish, fruit and vegetables.

EFA's support the majority of your vital systems. Think of them as engine oil! They are needed for cardiovascular, reproductive, immune and nervous systems. They nourish the skin, hair and nails too.

Where do you find them? Oily fish, flaxseed, nuts, avocados.

Benefits of EFA

boost brain function;
reduce PMS;
improve concentration and memory;
helps eczema and much much more.

Different Kinds Of Fats Saturated Fats: animal products and processed foods. Bad for your heart, your body, everything. Only eat once or twice a week.

Polyunsaturated Fats: found in good oils eg. olive, sunflower, sesame. Good for you 3 to 4 times a week.

Monounsaturated Fats: olive oil, groundnuts oil, olives, nuts, avocados. Eat 2 to 3 times a week.

Trans Fats: in processed and manufactured foods. Eat very rarely as linked to diabetes, heart disease and cancer.