Eating a greater proportion of your calories from fat can help you achieve optimal body composition. Your body requires a decent amount of fat to stay lean for the following reasons:
Bottom line healthy fats help you lose fat by improving metabolism, balancing hormones and eliminating the constant cravings. They improve brain health, help our cholesterol ratios to stay in line. They help us to fight off diseases, including cancer.
To Your Best Health,
Have you ever been too hungry? Like over the top, watch out hungry?
I know I have.
What do you during those times?
Sad to say, I usually don't make the best choices when I am that hungry. If I'm at home, I usually pack my plate too high but eat it all anyway because I just couldn't stop. If I'm out and about....... watch out sugary treats......
This week, I did make better choices. I'm proud of myself. So besides telling us what you do when you get TOO hungry, let us know what you are proud of yourself for.
What is your body saying to you right now? The clock is saying noon, but my body is saying I'm still all set. No need for me to pick up the fork to eat yet. I'm not hungry yet.
How cool is that?
I had this shake for breakfast today at 8am. Its held off my hunger for 4 hours. Eating foods that will keep you full longer will help you manage your hunger. You'll soon be a Master at hunger management.
1/2 cup decaf coffee
1 1/2 cup of water
2 scoops of chocolate Ultimate Muscle Protein (UMP) powder
6 Tablespoons of flax meal (flax seed ground up in blender as I mixed the shake)
2 Tablespoons of coconut flour
Blended up and yummy
What are you going to eat in order to keep you satisfied longer?
To your best health,
For my Dad’s entire career, he brought the same lunch to work with him. In fact, I watched him each night make his lunch to take with him in the morning. One of the easiest ways to plan a meal is to keep that meal the same each day.
My Dad figured this out and it became a normal routine. Laurie from 6pm has found a similar pattern with her breakfast meal. She can plan her meal, shop for her food, and prep it with ease because she has done it so many times. What can you do to make one of your meals easier? It might not be the entire meal on repeat every time, but what about always planning on a salad at dinner? Would that make your meal time easier?
Laurie’s Keep It Simple Breakfast
Mix everything in a bowl to combine. It’s that simple.
This recipe is one for the summer. It will be a refreshing side to any barbecue meal you make during the nice weather that's coming up!
Mash avocados in a large bowl. Add sour cream, lime juice, salt, and pepper, and mix together with avocados. Add the cole slaw mix and stir until everything is well combined.
Yes, you are, and no, I am not insulting you.
Your brain is comprised of approximately 60% lipids (aka fat), and our cell membranes are fat based as well. According to Dr. Ryan Andrews the fat we eat literally becomes part of our cells, and has a huge impact on if our nervous system communicates properly. I was amazed to learn that a properly balanced fat intake can affect how my entire body functions, from our brain power all the way through. You really are what you eat!
What are healthy fats so important?
When it comes to healthy fat, intake amount is important. People are often concerned about eating too much fat, but not getting enough fat may also be the underlying cause of health problems.
We need adequate fat to support metabolism, cell signaling, healthy body tissues, immunity, hormone production, and the absorption of many nutrients (such as vitamins A and D). Having enough fat will also help keep you feeling full between meals. So what the good doctor is saying is that we need healthy fats – to be healthy!
You can read more about Super Omega-3 in this article: 5 Fast Facts for Fish Oil.
You have been lied to.
Low fat diets stink. You aren’t getting the health benefits outlined above, but that is not all. Healthy fats cause satiety, or the feeling of being full longer, more than protein and certainly more than carbohydrates. You know it’s true. You can blast through 2 or 3 donuts and be hungry an hour later. Try eating a couple eggs and an avocado and see what happens – I can guarantee you will be fuller longer. Part of the reason is that it takes fat a lot longer to digest than carbohydrate, so it doesn’t empty from your stomach and travel through the digestive system as fast.
But won't all that fat go right to my waistline?
Au’ contraire, mon ami!
Eating fat does not “make you fat”. Eating excess of anything will cause it to be stored as excess energy (fat). And an argument can (and is) being made because it is easier to overeat carbohydrate than it is fat or protein, increasing your fat intake is a good nutrition strategy when looking for overall calorie reduction. It helps keep you full longer and also avoid the huge blood sugar crashes that can accompany carbohydrate intake, particularly from simple carbs.
Here’s a partial list of healthy fats that you should add to your eating plan:
Healthy fats. Every day. No excuses.
To your best health,