Continuing on with my How To Lose Weight Without Exercise series!
Sorry I took a little break 🙂
Alright, this is an exciting topic because most people probably wouldn’t think Fat would actually HELP to LOSE WEIGHT!
Most people think fat will make you fat.
If you eat fat then it becomes fat in the body right?
How Does Fat Help You Lose Weight?
Well there are several ways but one of the biggest reasons is because Fat is very satiating.
It helps us feel full.
And when we feel full we tend to eat less.
Why Does Fat Not Make You Fat?
Fat is fuel for the body.
Our bodies are designed to use fat to function properly.
“When our bodies function properly everything else just takes care of itself….we lose weight, we burn fat and our body is able to heal itself better.” – Click To Tweet
But wait before you go crack open that jar of Skippy Peanut Butter because for fat to work the right way it’s gotta be the right kind of fat!
All Fats Are Not Created Equal
Just like all proteins are not created equal and all carbs are not created equal, all fats are not created equal.
The fats we want to include in our diet are “healthy” fats.
I’m talking about fats from things like….
- Butter from Grass Fed Cows
- Coconut Oil
- Fat from “Healthy” Animal products like Beef from Grass Fed Cows, Pastured Pork and Wild Salmon
Aren’t Nuts A Healthy Source Of Fat?
A lot of people hear that nuts are healthy and they go tear into a jar of peanut butter or slam down a few handfuls of almonds.
While nuts and nut butters do contain healthy fats, I personally limit the amount that I consume.
I treat them more as a “splurge food” rather than a staple in my diet because I have noticed through my own experimentation that eating nuts or nut butters frequently causes me to gain weight and not feel so fantastic.
Maybe it’s because the high Omega 6 content of nuts can throw our Omega 3 and Omega 6 ratios out of whack?
Maybe it’s mycotoxins in the nuts?
Maybe it’s the high caloric content?
I’m not sure exactly but I don’t need to be exactly sure.
I know from my own experience that keeping nuts and nut butters to a minimum keeps my weight and body-fat percentage right where I want it.
This also makes a lot of sense from an evolutionary perspective.
Our hunter/gatherer ancestors probably weren’t gathering 5 handfuls of nuts each day.
And they really weren’t going through the trouble of smashing them with rocks for 12 hours to make nut butters.
They probably would have used that time more wisely like getting sleep or hunting down something of more substance like a Bison.
How To Eat More Healthy Fats
Here’s a sample of what I do sometimes …
- Sunday Morning Breakfast with the Family:
- Sunday Lunch:
- Salad with some leftover bacon from breakfast, hard boiled eggs and vegetables like peppers, carrots, cucumbers
- Sunday Dinner:
- Tri-Tip Grass Fed Steak topped with creamed broccoli
- Steamed Broccoli topped Butter from Grass Fed Cows
Doesn’t sound so bad right?
Weight loss doesn’t have to be so painful.
Forget the “low fat” muffin and chow down on some tasty healthy fat for breakfast.
If you want to lose weight without exercise you need to start eating real food and that = more healthy Fat!