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The Skinny on Fat

The Skinny on Fat

Think fat and you don’t think fit.

Think again.

If you’re not eating fat you’re missing out and I’m not talking about those handles of love. It keeps you lean, regulates bodily functions, and keeps your skin and hair healthy.

Uh, have you seen ‘Super Size Me’?

Yea, no way is fat good for you.

Chill, I’m not talking Mickey D’s.

You want to be the biggest, baddest fatass ever? Then keep reading.

Bad Fats

Saturated and Trans fats should have a sign that should read “Stay Away”, or “Do not eat often”. They won’t contribute to your well being. All that hard work you’re putting into your workouts? Yea dude, these guys won’t help.

And if you don’t believe me, here’s some proof that long term consumption of Saturated and Trans fats are not going to help you out one bit:

  1. Heart disease
  2. Obesity
  3. Type II Diabetes

You want to stay away from ALL of the above. At least I hope you do.

Can’t have an efficient body with diseases and clogged arteries. Imagine running a business with employees who were not only non productive but spending a ton of money on the corporate card. It would be detrimental to your business and it wouldn’t get you very far. Too much Saturated and Trans fats do the same, so why run your body out of business when you don’t need to?

Now that we know why we shouldn’t be eating Saturated and Trans fats often, let’s take a look at where you might find them:

  1. Fast food – Duh.
  2. Butter and Margarine
  3. Candy and Chips
  4. Packaged and Frozen Foods – soups, pizzas, etc.
  5. Baked Goods and Toppings – doughnuts, whip cream, etc.

Now, a lot of the food I mentioned above actually tastes good, but isn’t really good for you. So I can’t sit here and tell you to never eat it again – that’s unrealistic. And holding it against you to consume them wouldn’t be very helpful either. It’s like telling your employees to work every minute of the day and expect them to be super productive. It won’t happen – you’ll just end up with a major burn out. Or binge. So if you do eat some of the foods above, cool. Just don’t make it a habit; it’ll pay significant dividends for your body in the future.

Good Fats

Monounsaturated, poly unsaturated, and omega fatty acids are all fats that keep your body in check. They bring their A game to the table, literally. These fats are the A players in your business – constantly moving forward and generating incredible results.

Here is an idea of what good fat does for your body:

  1. Keeps your hair and skin healthy
  2. Helps absorb vitamins into the blood stream
  3. Controls brain development, inflammation, and also blood clotting

Sounds good right? These fats help you to run efficiently from day to day, and here is the best part. They won’t make you fat. As a matter of fact, some fats even help you to burn fat, specifically omega fatty acids.

Yea, you read that right.

Monounsaturated, polyunsaturated, and omega fatty acids will help to keep you lean, as long as they are eaten with a balanced diet. Oh, and they help to make you feel full. That way you’ll be able to hold yourself over and feel satisfied after a meal.

Need a quick bite before a busy afternoon or day? Forget the fast food joint – try some of this so that you’re focused on pushing business forward instead of your growling stomach.

  1. Olive Oil, Avocados, Canola Oil (Monounsaturated Fats)
  2. Nuts, Seeds, Fish (Polyunsaturated Fats)
  3. Herring, Salmon, Mackerel, Tilapia, Flax-seed oil (Omega Fatty Acids)

Helping your body run at the best of its ability is important, and eating fat is something that will contribute to it. The only thing is that you have to watch out for is which type of fats you’re eating a lot of. Check the ingredients on what you’re eating so you can stay away from the bad stuff.

In some cases it’s not so bad to be a fat ass. So eat up.

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Cara Windham

Written by Cara Windham

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