The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly Fats
Today is the first day of the rest of our life … and there is every reason in the world to make it daring and delicious.
Tip number one was GO GREEN! Tip number 2 was, Dump Sugar. All my clients who have had incredible weight-loss success, have overcome depression and food addictions with diet, have dumped sugar. One phenomenal group I want to give a shout-out to for their education and commitment to healthy and sustainable weight loss is Food Addicts in Recovery. My client James recently lost 98 pounds in five months through their support. YAHOO, JAMES! YOU DID IT. I have watched James struggle for years trying to get hold of his food addictions and he has done it. He’s won the war. Dumping sugar was one of the main reasons for his victory over his food addictions. Another huge culprit in causing disease, illness and fat that is resistant to ALL diets and exercise is: DIRTY, FAKE, ARTIFICIAL FATS.
We’re talking about margarine from the grocery store, a processed fat that is cooked at high temperatures and does not break down or digest. We’re talking about fried foods and all processed foods, fast foods and fats that are not raw, organic and clean. GOOD FATS are: butter (yes, butter!), ghee, which is clarified butter; coconut oil, hemp oil, avocado oil, olive oil; all the nut oils, raw and organic, like walnut oil, and all the seed oils, like sesame and flax. And we don’t just want you to use “a little” of these fats. We want you to begin to add generous amounts of these healthy oils to your diet on your salads, in your smoothies and soups, on your vegetables and yes, on your skin. After all, our skin is the largest organ of our bodies and we absorb everything we slather on.
Healthy fats give us brain power. They regulate our hormones and feed our adrenals, so important in thriving in stressful environments (and who doesn’t encounter those almost every day, somewhere?) Healthy fats allow our bodies to have the energy to dump the toxins and the sludge that gets stuck in our colons , all 5 to 20 pounds of it. They pump up our moods and plump up our skin with vitality and light. No, they don’t plump up our tushes. That’s a myth that we’ve been erroneously taught and those of us who grew up in the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s are all “recovering” from those fat-free diets that did us more harm than good. The only fats we want to be free of are hydrogenated oils, cooked beyond recognition, and oils that are not marked “raw” and organic. Don’t want to use butter? Try a wonderful new product, Earth Balance, which tastes like butter, but it is clean and digestible. Clean fats (and no sugar). will free us from being fat and that’s the truth. Good oils can also detoxify and cleanse when used externally.