Fat Loss Tip #10 – Eat More FAT

Eating Healthy Fats Pushes Out BODY Fat….

I’ve been preaching this since day 1 of the challenge but I realize some people need a reminder. (If you’re not in my weight loss group this info may be new to you)

I’ve also heard so many people say “I don’t like pouring (fat) olive oil on my food right before I eat it so I cook with it instead”. Well cooking with a healthy oil/fat is step 1 BUT you still have to eat one serving of fat per day to really shed some serious weight.

Think about it like this if you like to take a pile of crab legs and dip each one into a bowl of butter or take French bread and soak up ALL the oil out of the bowl before you eat it…...then guess what????? You ate a ton of fat, way more than what was required. So let’s not make excuses for things that we know we can do.

EAT MORE FAT. Did you know that the Institute of Medicine recommends that a diet be made up of 35 percent fat? Turns out, high-fat foods like nuts, avocados and healthy oils can help you lose fat faster than other diet approaches.

Fat from healthy sources such as lean animal fats, Coconut oil and raw coconut (chalk full of MCT’s), nuts, seeds, avocados and healthy oils are EXTREMELY beneficial in improving body composition and stimulating weight loss.

Just remember that peanuts/peanut butter DO NOT count because its a bean and not a nut. Nor does any of those so called healthy spreads and smart butters count because its full of junk.

Keep in mind if you’re REALLY trying to lose a ton of weight that nuts should be limited to no more then 4 ounces a day as they can hinger your progress. However if you’re already lean, you can eat more nuts especially walnuts which have a favorable omega 6 to omega 3 ratio.

Almonds, Brazil Nuts, Cashews, Macadamias, Pecans, walnuts, flaxseeds, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds are great. Olives and avocados are good too. Also look for olive oil, walnut, and flaxseed oil.

8 Fats You Should Be Eating For Weight Loss

Sometimes we hear the secret to success BUT we still don’t incorporate it into our own personal plan just to see if it really works….

I know I’ve said this several times but I find myself repeating this often only because I notice that many people are not in the habit of eating FAT to loose Fat.

Then later after trying paleo I hear, “Paleo didn’t work” due to x y z blah blah blah…… And after listening to ALL of your x,y & z issues I find out you DID NOT really follow the instructions for Paleo for weight loss.

You may even back up your claim with evidence from your food journal but then you realize the one thing you forgot to do was eat enough fat & take fat supplements (omega 3 & Vit D) to conti to push out unwanted body fat.

Then you state “but Tish I HATE avocado!” and I don’t think I will like coconut oil…..I cook with olive oil, and I take a couple of omega 3 pills most days…….

What everyone must realize is that true some people may not need to eat exactly like me to experience the results that I have.

While others of you may need to be even more STRICT. The best thing for you to do is TEST to see how you respond to various foods and adjust accordingly.

We are all different and require varying levels of fat, protein and carbohydrate for our specific metabolic needs.

If you are like me and are metabolic deranged it may be necessary to cut your carbohydrate intake down to the bare minimum, and make sure you eat enough protein not to much and not to little.

One of the MAJOR keys to my success with Low-carb Paleo has been a very deliberate increase in fat consumption. I haven’t been afraid to eat fat on my low carb diet.

In the absence of carbs it is the body’s fuel source. But pushing fat levels even higher while restricting carbohydrate and protein has made all the difference in the world.

Here are 8 high-fat foods you should be eating to be successful at weight/fat loss.

1) Avocados – 82.5% fat
2) Butter – 100% fat I prefer grassfed by kerrygold
3) Whole eggs – 61% fat
4) Coconut oil – 100% fat
5) Bacon – 69.5% fat
6) Coconut – 88% fat
7) Dark Chocolate – 65% fat
8) Fish Oil omega 3 – 100% fat

Special note on fish oil: if you are eating more junk foods than Paleo foods it more important for you to take the fish oil supplements than the person that’s eating a good Paleo diet.

Why? Because non Paleo foods have a ton of omega 6 in them so you have to get those healthier omega 3 oils in to balance the junk out.

PALEO GUIDE TO TROUBLESHOOTING FAT LOSS

Follow this easy steps to achieve fat loss…….

Q) I’m eating a Paleo diet but not loosing fat.

 A) Have you tried a low-carb Paleo diet? Yes or No

1) If no, Cut out starchy carbs (sweet potatoes, white potatoes, winter squash) and fruit. Try this for 30 days and report back….

2) If yes and you’re still not loosing fat, How are you tracking progress? Scale, measurements, or pictures

3) If you are using a scale, The scale does NOT show an accurate reading for fat loss! Take pictures and measurements. Re-take in 4 weeks and report back……

4) If you taking pictures and measurements, Are you sleeping 8-9 hours in a pitch black room? Yes or No

5) If No, Get some blackout curtains or eye mask and go to bed earlier. Try this for 30 days and report back…..

6) If yes, What sources of fat are you eating? Try reducing the amount of nuts, seeds, avocado, and coconut. Report back in 4 weeks.

7) Tried It No Luck! Although Paleo is great for fat loss, it’s not a cookie cutter diet. We all have a unique genetic blueprint that determines how we need to eat to achieve the results we want. Maybe you would benefit from a personal consultation so that we can tweak out and customize a Paleo solution just for you.