In Defense Of Bacon: Why Eating Fat Can Help You Get Thin
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It can be challenging to lose weight and stay fit during the holiday season, as I'm sure you know. Not only are there lots of unhealthy food triggers, but you may also find yourself in situations Read
I know you’re out there.
You order salad dressing “on the side.”
You steam all your vegetables.
Instead of bacon and eggs for breakfast, you have a low-fat yogurt and a banana.
C’mon, admit it. You’re a fat-a-phobe, but that’s OK. We’ve all been there at some point in our lives. And it’s no wonder. Just look at all the messages that surround us everywhere:
“If you eat fat, you’ll get fat.”
“That’s a coronary episode on a plate.”
“Can I have a heart attack with that burger, please?”
I’m here to set the record straight. Not only can fat be good for you, it can help you lose weight. Yes, really!
But you gotta know how to do it right, so if you want to know how to eat fat to get thin, read on:
Eat real fat.
By real, I mean fat that existed before the Industrial Revolution. This includes the following: organic butter, organic ghee, lard rendered from grass-fed, pasture-raised animals, coconut oil, palm oil, extra virgin olive oil, nuts and natural nut butters.
Stay far, far, FAR away from vegetable oils and margarines. Not only are these oils chemically processed, they're also highly unstable fats that are prone to free radical damage.
Don’t mix high fat with high carb.
If you’re watching your waistline, don’t mix your fats with your carbs. When you eat foods that are both high in carbohydrates and fat, you’ll trigger insulin spikes. Keep doing that over and over again and you'll start to program insulin to convert everything you eat to fat.
In other words, if you want to slather some butter (high fat) on your vegetables (low carb) and fish (low carb), you’re ahead of the game. You’ll notice that you’ll stay fuller for longer, and that your blood sugar won’t crash a couple of hours later, causing sweet cravings and mood swings.
But if you want to slather that same butter (high fat) on your mashed potatoes (high carb) with a side of fettuccine alfredo (super-duper high fat and high carb) on a regular basis, then you’ll spike your insulin into stratospheric, fat-storing status.
So what do I eat?
Fill your plate with lots of healthy, colorful vegetables, naturally raised meats and a healthy dose of real fat. You should see your sugar cravings decrease, and your appetite normalize. You won’t feel like you need to mow your loved ones over while running to the fridge to stuff your face with a cupcake.
And you’ll find it much easier to stay on track with your healthy eating habits to lose those inches from your waistline, hips and thighs.
Bacon for breakfast?
Well, if it’s naturally raised bacon from pasture-raised animals, and free from chemical preservatives and artificial flavorings... why not?
Do your waistline a favor, and have a slice on me — guilt free. Enjoy!
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