The Truth About Eating Fat: More Butter Please!
It's time that you know the truth about eating fat and join the awakening that has recently emerged about the quality of the fat we eat and how it affects our body's ability to function. Fat is good and our bodies need it.
I remember the first time my husband, Ironman and athletic nutrition guru, told me that I needed more fat in my diet. I was 15 pounds overweight and thinking, "Are you crazy? I'm trying to lose weight, not gain it!" My entire life, I have been surrounded by the idea that "low fat" meant less fat on my body and therefore, better for me. I, along with the majority of the population in America, have been tricked by marketing. Here is the truth:
"Low Fat" labels do not make those items healthy.
Read the ingredients, not the nutrition facts. In order to keep the food tasty when the fat is removed, manufacturers add sugars, high fructose corn syrup, maltodextrin and a variety of other processed sweeteners. These sweeteners are usually far less healthy than the fat they removed to begin with.
Eating foods that are high in fat does not mean you will gain weight.
Your body needs fat to burn fat. If you consistently feed your body high quality fats, your body becomes more efficient at burning fat and eventually fat becomes its preferred fuel source. YESSSSSS!! Imagine what will happen to that extra annoying fat when your body finally decides to use it up for fuel?!? The truth is, your brain NEEDS essential fats to function well. Your brain controls everything. Feed it.
Which fats are "good" fats and where can I find them?
Omega 3, Omega 6 in moderation, Docosahexaenoic Acid, and Conjugated Linoleic Acid are examples of quality fats. Don't worry, you don't have to memorize those. Before you get too excited though, fried foods are NOT quality fats. Think avocado, nuts, seeds, high quality oils: coconut oil, olive oil, almond oil, and hemp seed oil, salmon, grass-fed butter, grass-fed dairy, and most importantly grass-fed meats.
We have said it before and will continue to say it: our BF Farms family believes in good nutrition. We want the very best for you! That's why we work hard to offer the highest quality grass-fed beef and lamb. Our meat contains Omega 3s, an essential fatty acid. Your body needs it and we are happy to provide it!
BF-Farms, LLC, Oklahoma's source for 100% grass-fed beef and lamb