Does Eating Fat make you Fat?

Unfortunately, it's not that simple

September 16, 2014

Many people think their weight loss problems can be solved if they just eliminated fat from their diets. Unfortunately, it's not that simple. We actually need fats and can't live without them. Fats are an important part of a healthy diet: They provide essential fatty acids, keep our skin soft, deliver fat-soluble vitamins, and we need them for proper brain function. However, it's easy to get confused about good fats vs. bad fats, how much fat we should eat, how to avoid artery-clogging trans fats, and the role omega-3 fatty acids play in heart health.

The Fats to avoid are saturated fats and trans fats.
The Good Fats are monounsaturated and polyunsaturated!

Your caloric intake should never exceed 35% of Fat! Even too much of Good Fats can be bad! You should have a minimum of 10%, no less!

Fats also help slow Down digestion, and are a great appetite suppressant late at night when you have those sugar cravings! 1 tablespoon of almond or peanut butter can do the job!

So remember, if you want to Burn Fat, keep the Fat in your Diet!