Facts About Fats

We’ve all done it… blamed curtain foods for the way we looked or assumed that a specific macro was the sole reason people are overweight.⠀

Today there is a never ending debate between which macro is gonna kill us, carbs or fats.⠀

The truth is, nether of these macros are the sole cause of the obesity epidemic in the world. Totally intake of calories, mixed with chronic yo-yo dieting, and in activity are what’s really to blame here.⠀

Wether your eating high fat or high carb your weight loss goal can still be achievable. Just remember that fats are ESSENTIAL for life and should never be fully removed from anyone’s diet.⠀

Here are some facts about fats that you probably didn’t know!⠀

🔹there are 5 types of fatty acids; omega 3, omega 6, monounsaturated, saturated, & trans fats. All of these besides trans fats are healthy and serve there purpose in everyone’s diet.⠀

🔸omega 3 & omega 6 fats can not be produced by the body, therefor must be obtained through a persons diet.⠀

🔹fats are needed for vital process like eye, heart, & brain function. The also play a key roll in growth and development.⠀

🔸some vitamins like A,E,D, & K are fat soluble and without fat the can’t be absorbed into the body. Possibly resulting in vitamin deficiency’s. ⠀

A persons diet can consist of anywhere from 20-40% dietary fat depend on they goal, lifestyle, and food preferences.⠀

But like I said in the beginning, fat does not make you fat and should not be something you strive to avoid.⠀

The mix between high sugar and high fat in a persons diet is gonna be more of a contributor to there poor health.⠀

Hope these facts on fats provided you with some general understanding as to why fats should still be in ANYONES diet protocol.⠀

And be on the look out for more facts about each macronutrient in the future. We’ll be covering the other two here real soon😉.⠀
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Health Benefits Of Pumpkin.

Pumpkin & It’s Health Benefits
Read & TAG A FRIEND👭 Pumpkin is rich in antioxidants, micronutrients, fiber and full of carotenoids. The orange colour of pumpkin is because of beta-carotene. Beta-carotene gets converted to Vitamin A in our bodies and has several benefits such as bone, skin and eye health. The fiber found in pumpkin helps our gut, digestive system and our immune system. Some of the micronutrients found in pumpkin are magnesium and potassium, which help to keep our cells well nourished ⠀⠀
For added benefit, eat the seeds! Pumpkin seeds are loaded with healthy fats and full of nutrients. Since I am eating a lot more fats, I’ve included pumpkin seeds in my diet. Love them on salads🙌

Is Fasting For Fat Loss A Bad Idea.

Fat loss

Now I know what you’re probably think, “fasting is a great way to lose body fat, of course it’s not a bad idea.”⠀

And yes while science does support that fasting does help mobilize more body fat during that fasting period there is a more deeper reason why it probably isn’t the best idea.⠀

80% of people that are wanting to try fasting or more specifically Intermittent Fasting are wanting to do it because they heard from somewhere that it’s great for fat loss.⠀

These same individuals have never dieted before. They have never tracked food before. And they have zero understanding of what a proper intake of food looks like.⠀

When these people decide to start a fasting protocol in hopes to loss weight they are basically setting them selves up for a horrible relationship with food and a possible eating disorder.⠀

Real quick fasting can go from, “fast & feast” to “starve & binge”.⠀

And mentally this are two TOTALLY DIFFERENT approaches to food.⠀

“Fast & Feast” is controlled restriction with controlled feeding.⠀

“Starve & Binge” is forced restriction with uncontrolled eating.⠀

So if you’re starting your fat loss journey focus more quality food intake, improve macronutrient ratios, eat more micronutrients (veggies), drink more water, & exercise regularly. ⠀

All these things are gonna benefit you way more in the long run then trying to force yourself into restricting all food for 16+ hours. ⠀