Nutrition Tip of the Week: Eat more Fat!

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Nutrition Tip of the Week: Eat more Fat!

The Skinny on Fat:

Time to get serious about your nutrition including your feelings towards FATS! Well the good news is good fats don’t make you fat! Bottom line is, a high fat diet can actually be very healthy for the human body. But you must remember what sources to draw the majority of your fats from. Good fats from nuts, seeds, egg yolk, avocado, coconut oil, olive oil, fish etc can actually help you lose fat, reduce sugar cravings, promote long term health and provide a great fuel source! We remember the low fat era where they took fat out of products and put sugar/sweeteners in it’s place. Well the fall out from that meant we never felt full (fat helps you feel full and satiated) leading to cravings for more and more! So you can start to see how diet too low in fat can be detrimental to your long term health.

How to Increase Your Fats:

We recommend trying to incorporate good fats into your daily regime by reaching for one of these delicious foods as a snack, reducing your intake of carbohydrates at your meals and substituting in some more fat and having fish at least once a week. How does 2 tbsp nut butter, 2 tsp coconut oil when cooking your meals, 1 tbsp olive oil drizzled on salad/veggies, 1/2 an avocado in salads or with eggs, 3 eggs as a snack, 1 tbsp of hemp seeds on oatmeal, chia pudding made with coconut milk etc sound? Be creative and see how you feel fueled by FAT!

Looking for recipes that will help you bring up your daily fats? Visit our blog at http://www.jmfitfood.com for creative, delicious ideas for meals and snacks you can whip up today!

Jon Mills
Jon Mills is a strength and conditioning coach and master kettlebell instructor based in Canada. With a competitive swimming and soccer background, 10+ years coaching experience in the fitness industry, and a BS in Sports Science, Jon has helped hundreds of clients from all walks of life build stronger bodies and minds. At 37, Jon won his debut natural Men’s Physique competition and a pro card. He documented the contest prep process to dispel fitness myths and show what it takes to win without sacrificing your health which can be found at www.peakphysiquefilm.com
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