Certain fats are required for optimal health and function. So, if you ever see those people saying "cant have ANY fat in my diet", that can be dangerous! We need to get over our fear of fats and replace it with respect - as long as the fats you choose are healthy ones. Our brains need certain fats to function properly and, since our bodies don't produce these essential fatty acids, we must get them from other sources, such as fish oil, flaxseed, and coconut and olive oils. Better to choose high-quality fats - including some saturated fat (notice i said some, not ALOT) the preferred food for the heart and brain - them to stuff ourselves (which we all have done at one time or another, even me too!) with toxic and often rancid fats! The body cannot do without proper fats. Without them, you have no metabolism, no immune system, no hormones, no "color", and no zest for life. It is important to make better choices about the fat we eat. I love fats from organic eggs, organic unsalted butter, raw nuts and seeds, and avocados - even dark leafy greens contain some omega-3 fats. Your diet should have about 30% calories coming from fats...(no trans fats!) So remember....NEVER cut out a macronutrient group---- i.e. cutting all carbs, cutting all fat...etc...it isn't balance, moderation, healthy & its very dangerous! With fitness and nutrition, it is NOT all black and white/good/bad...there is a gray area...and that is where I can help you find your gray area of moderation and optimal health!
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