14 Reasons You Should Eat More Fat

One of the biggest challenges in giving nutritional advice is dealing with our current fat-phobic mindset. There are a host of myths that are perpetuated in the nutritional world, such as:

  • Eating fat makes you fat
  • Eating fat raises your cholesterol
  • High cholesterol causes heart disease
  • Saturated fat is unhealthy
  • Saturated fat clogs your arteries

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NOT so HEALTHY HEALTH tips:

 1) EAT LESS, EXERCISE MORE, TO LOSE WEIGHT

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WHY NOT: This advice implies that if you are overweight it’s simply because you eat too much and don’t exercise enough. Most people will not effectively burn fat following this advice. We need to eat LESS processed-food and eat MORE healthy-food. We need to exercise MORE efficiently but NOT excessively.

INSTEAD: Eat more nutrient-dense food and avoid processed foods. Focus on high-quality proteins, fats and low-glycemic carbohydrates to balance blood sugar and promote fat burning. Eat Paleo. In addition, promote fat-burning metabolism with short-duration, high-intensity exercise.

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