How To Lose Weight Over Christmas: Part 2

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2. Don’t Be Afraid Of Eating FAT!

Don’t think you have to go hungry to lose weight this Xmas! Therefore, don’t be afraid of eating fat to keep you full. Our genes function optimally when we consume fats. The human species thrived quite effectively for two and a half million years consuming fats.  Avoiding fats and carbs can result in hunger and is not sustainable in the long term. Eating natural fats will keep you satisfied for longer which will aid weight loss and stop hunger pangs.

The Harvard School of Public Health has done a study that took 20 years to complete. It concludes that consuming fat does not make you fat or sick. In fact, a high fat, high protein diet does not contribute to heart disease.

Many people think that eating fat is really bad and unhealthy for you. The Maasai people, a tribe in Kenya and Northern Tanzania, lived off a diet of meat, milk and raw cattle blood, yet most tribes were found to be disease-free. Another example are the Inuit people, an indigenous group from Greenland, Canada, US and Eastern Siberia. They consume  an average of 75% of their daily energy from fat, mostly from high-blubber animals. A study in the 1920s showed a high fat diet had no adverse effects on their health.

Eating healthy fats are also an excellent source of energy. According to Chris Masterjohn, animal fats are the best source of fat soluble vitamins including A, D, E, and K, best sources of Choline, and the best sources of essential fatty acids. Presence of animal fat in the diet increases the absorption of fat soluble vitamins.

Healthy Fats To Include Are: 

  • Butter
  • Olive Oil
  • Meat including the fat!
  • Fatty Fish such as salmon or mackerel
  • Bacon
  • Coconut Oil
  • Lard
  • Eggs
  • Avocados 

How to lose weight series

How To Lose Weight – Part 1 (Eat Protein)

How To Lose Weight – Part 2(Eat Fat)

How To Lose Weight – Part 3 (Eat Veggies)

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