1. Get Thin by Eating Fat!
Healthy FatsOur bodies require dietary fat in order to lose weight and function properly; this is why many fats are considered “essential”. The right kinds and amounts of fats satiate hunger, provide energy for movement, improve metabolism, protect against disease, and transport fat-soluble nutrients throughout the body. Therefore, they can help keep us thin, nourished and happy. Healthy fats include:
- Raw ALA-rich omega 3 fatty acids from hempseed (also with GLA), chia seeds, clary sage, evening primrose and other plant-based sources are anti-inflammatory, brain friendly and energy-rich;
- DHA and EPA fatty acids from algae oil, krill oil and clean fish oil are neuro-protective and contain extraordinary amounts of energy value;
- Mono-unsaturated fatty acid sources, such as avocados, olive oil, nuts and pumpkin seeds are excellent for beauty (oleic acid) and long-term energy production;
- Saturated fatty acids such as coconut products and organic ghee are brain protective and skin protective, and provide "clean-burning" energy.
Unhealthy FatsSome fats are good for us, but some may be harmful. That’s why we educate about quality. Remember not all fats are the same. Some are terrible, such as margarine's trans fats and the "10-20 times too much omega 6" canola oils and other rancid mass produced “seed oils.” And remember: factory-farmed food, such as beef, may be loaded with numerous synthetic chemicals picked up by the cow through contaminated water, food and environment*:
- 1,1,1-trichloroethane 1,2,4-trimethylbenzene benzene
- BHC, alpha chloroform chlorotoluene, o- chlorpyrifos
- DDE, p,p'
- DDT, p,p'
- dichlorobenzene, p-
- diphenyl 2-ethylhexyl phosphate ethyl benzene
- heptachlor epoxide hexachlorobenzene
- octachlor epoxide
- xylene, m- and/or p-
- xylene, o-