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[EXPOSED] Does Eating FAT Really Make You FAT?

For years, you’ve heard that fat is bad for you…

That it contributes to weight gain, that it clogs your arteries, and that it’s one of the worst things you can put in your body…

However, today I’m going to flip the script and tell you that fat is not necessarily the poison that mainstream health and nutrition have made it out to be…

You see, fat actually does quite a few GOOD things for you, and I’ll explain those in just a few minutes…

But I want to first say that I think the reason why fat has such a negative reputation is in the name…

FAT.

The word itself conjures up images of obesity, or not taking care of yourself, or simply living an unhealthy life…

But when we talk about DIETARY FAT – the fat that you get from eating food – it’s something entirely different from being overweight…

That’s why I want to start with a question that many people don’t completely understand…

What exactly is… FAT?

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Pure and simple, fat is a nutrient found in food…

The same as protein, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, and many others…

What makes all these nutrients different is their chemical composition and how your body reacts to them…

And I’m sure you’re well aware that in the case of vitamins and minerals, these reactions are quite healthy…

But fat is a bit more complicated.

Most reports you see about fat talk about its bad health effects… slowed metabolism, high cholesterol, heart problems, and several others…

However, and this is a crucial point to understanding fat, this nutrient is also responsible for a number of health BENEFITS, like…

  • Smooth skin
  • Healthy-looking hair
  • Better vitamin absorption (vitamins A, D, E, and K)
  • Insulates your body for warmth

…when it’s consumed in moderation.

Furthermore, the TYPE of fat you eat is incredibly important, and here is where even more people get confused…

“Good” Fats vs. “Bad” Fats

Essentially, there are three types of fats:

  • Unsaturated fats
  • Saturated fats
  • Trans fats

And these three types work quite differently in your body…

Monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fatty acids: These are the good guys of the fat world – they help you lower your risk of heart disease, get rid of cholesterol, and the benefits mentioned above…

A few examples of foods rich in unsaturated fats are…

  • Fish
  • Flaxseed
  • Walnuts
  • Olives
  • Avocados
  • And pumpkin seeds

Saturated fats: These are the fats you’ll find in meat, butter, dairy, and other animal products. In addition, even some plant products like coconut oil have saturated fats…

And unlike their unsaturated cousins, they come with mainly NEGATIVE health effects, such as an increased risk of cancer…

But the ones you really need to watch out for are trans fats…

The natural versions of trans fats are relatively okay as they show up in minuscule amounts in a healthy diet…

However, there’s also an artificial version, and it’s this one that most nutritionists are talking about when they say trans fats. You’ll find them in…

  • Fried foods
  • Baked goods
  • Snacks and sweets
  • Microwave popcorn
  • Fast food

And in pretty much every processed food out there as they increase shelf life dramatically…

Why are they so bad?

These artificial trans fats have been proven to both raise your bad cholesterol AND lower your good cholesterol, increase your stroke and heart disease risk, and put you on the fast track towards diabetes…

Even in small amounts.

So it’s best to avoid them whenever possible.

Now, let’s get back to the main question…

Will Eating Fat Make Me Gain Weight?

The short answer is yes, eating fat WILL make you gain weight…

BUT not more than protein, carbohydrates, and any other nutrient…

Wait a second, how does that work?

See, the basic formula for weight gain is this – if you eat more CALORIES than your body expends, you gain weight…

So even if you eat the healthiest foods on the planet, ingesting too many calories without burning them off will ALWAYS lead to body fat.

And the truth is that fat does have a lot of calories – 9 grams, which is more than double what you get from protein and carbohydrates…

That’s why it’s often linked to weight gain, because many people eat TOO MUCH fat, leading to a higher calorie intake…

And just to repeat, what happens when you eat more calories than you expend?

Well, you gain weight.

Now, I bet I can guess what you’re wondering…

So, should I worry about how much fat I’m eating or should I worry about my calories?

And the answer to that question depends on why you’re watching what you eat. If you want to lose weight, then you should certainly be counting your calories…

But if what you’re after is better overall health, then you should also be paying attention to your fat intake as well…

Here’s what I suggest…

Tips for Eating Healthy Fat

First up, one easy thing you can try is to start reading labels more closely…

The type of fats in a given food should be clearly marked, and it’s a good idea to start by reducing your trans fat consumption as much as possible…

That means cutting out the fast food, the high sugar sweets, and processed food products…

In particular, you’ll want to always keep an eye out for these terms…

“Hydrogenated oil” or “partially hydrogenated oil.”

If you see these terms on an ingredient label, than there’s a very strong chance that the food you’re looking at has trans fats.

Now, getting rid of saturated fats completely is impossible, so a better solution is to limit your saturated fat intake to no more than 6% of the total calories you eat everyday…

As for getting enough of the good unsaturated fats, that’s as easy as making plans to include them in your diet. Here’s a few ideas…

  • Eat fatty fish twice per week (salmon, trout, and mackerel are healthy options)
  • Snack on almonds or walnuts instead of sugary sweets or processed salty foods
  • Toss in sesame seeds to more dishes
  • Use olive oil as a salad dressing (and add avocados to your salad)

Try them out and let me know how it works for you!

I hope this article has helped to dispel a few of the myths about fat…

And has given you more information on the types of fats out there so you can make better eating decisions…

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