What Is Good Fat? The Truth About Fat
The Food Pyramid still teaches us that we should eat more carbohydrates than any other food group. This is the fundamental underlying problem with the American diet.
When people started getting fat from eating too many carbohydrates, the media touted the low fat diet as the answer. This made the problem even worse! We have been taught that fat is bad and should be eaten sparingly. Fat does not make you fat–carbohydrates do! When carbohydrates are the main source of calories, you have to eat large amounts of them–because if you don’t–you would be hungry all the time.
Most carbohydrates contain sugar, grains or wheat. Wheat is an appetite stimulant and it spikes your blood sugar, leaving you craving more carbohydrates. This is a viscous cycle. Fat gives you a feeling of fullness and satisfaction and provides sustained energy. Most people are fat starved because they are afraid of eating fat. The body is then starved of the natural (real) fats that it needs, so it holds onto the fat that is has stored. This is why it is so hard for people to lose that last 10 pounds. When the body gets the fat that it needs–it let’s go of the fat it has stored.
Eating coconut oil is an excellent way to lose weight. Fat is an essential nutrient and required for cellular communication, metabolic function, detoxification, brain function… Coconut oil is one of the cleanest, purest, best sources of fat available. It is a medium chain fatty acid which your body will look for as fuel for energy. The body will hold onto fat until it gets the right kind of fat. Use coconut oil daily to activate proper brain function, metabolic function, blood sugar balance, natural weight loss and much more.
Mary Beauchamp, R.N.