Why Fat’s Are Good to Consume

If you’re goal is to lose weight, then you want your body burning fat.
Carbohydrates are you body’s preferred fuel source.
If glucose is always present then that’s what your body will burn.
 

Below are a list of food sources to include in your meals and snacks.
are you a subscriber to the ‘low fat strategy’ for weight loss.
If so get over it. No one sticks with it in the long term.

 
Fish
Tuna
Trout
Mackerel
Salmon
Herring
Sardines
Anchovies,
Halibut
Mussels
Oysters
– if you have concerns with mercury and other heavy metals, choose smaller fish with shorter life spans.  Shorter exposure to environmental contaminants means less toxicity of that creature.

Nuts
Almonds
Walnuts
Chia seeds
Sesame seeds
Pumpkin seeds
Brazil nuts
Peanuts
Macadamia nuts
Hazelnuts
Pecans
Cashews
Safflower oil
Flaxseed
Coconut
– all of these derive more than half of their fat calories from monounsaturated fats
– make sure your nuts are raw or natural as opposed to roasted

Oils
Olive oil (cold pressed)
Sunflower oil (cold pressed)
Sesame oil (cold pressed)
Sunflower (cold pressed)
Coconut oil
– check ingredients to make sure canola or other substandard oils are not included

Other
Olives
Avocado
Natural peanut butter
Coconut milk
Egg yolks (free run chickens)

 

Fats to Avoid
Commercially baked pastries, cookies, doughnuts, muffins, cakes, pizza dough
Packaged snack foods (crackers, microwave popcorn, chips)
Margarine
Vegetable shortening
Fried foods (anything fried in a re-fried oil)
Candy bars
(if the chocolate doesn’t melt on your fingers in the first few seconds it has hydrogenated oils)
High fat cuts of meat and poultry (from grain fed animals)
Palm kernel oil

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