Don’t Be Afraid of Fat

I can’t begin to count the number of clients that are fat-phobic.  Not of becoming fat, but of eating it.

I was in the same boat for a long time, having lived through the glorious early 90’s low fat/ fat-free craze.  “Doesn’t fat make people fat?” is probably one of the most often asked questions.

Here’s the thing:  real, healthy, unrefined fat eaten in balance with wild proteins and plenty of fresh, local, seasonal veggies is not only not going to make anyone fat, it will actually do just the opposite and help one lose weight.

If you’re partly there, and having just a little olive oil on your veggies or a meager slice of avocado on your salad, try upping it, just a little, if even for a short term experiment.

One client reported using a scant teaspoon of olive oil on her salad with the juice of an entire lemon; another said she often relied on seven almonds and an apple as a snack.

It’s not enough, not by a long shot.

Don’t misinterpret this as a suggestion to chug down a bottle of Greece’s finest, but rather to add just  a little more than you normally would and see if you don’t feel more satiated after every single meal with a more balanced blood sugar level as a result.   Try it for one week and note you results.  I’ll bet you won’t go back!

Remember to use extra virgin olive oil, raw avocado along with coconut oil as your go-to fats…not nuts.  Nuts are still high in Omega 6’s and meant to be eaten as the occasional garnish, not on large quantities like handfuls upon handfuls consumed at the office because they’re ‘easy’.

Now, drizzle on that oil!