Fabulous Five Ways to Eat MORE Fat Today

Quick, what are the 3 macronutrients (or “macro’s”)?  Answer:  Protein, Fat, and Carbohydrates.  I’m asking because I want to underline that fat is a macroNUTRIENT.  That means that we all need fat to survive, along with protein and carbs.  

Unfortunately, most of us have been trained to be so afraid of eating fat that we don’t get enough of this good stuff.  If you haven’t already, please read by blog posts on why we need to eat fat  and shopping for healthy fat.   Read on for my Fabulous Five Ways to Eat MORE Fat!

#1 Eat fatty cuts of Wild-Caught fish and PROPERLY raised meat

Fatty fish like wild-caught salmon is an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, which have been shown to help decrease inflammation, lower blood pressure, and reduce the risk of cancer. Fatty fish include the SMASH fish (Salmon, Mackerel, Anchovies, Sardines, and Herring).  As for meats, try to eat the fattiest cuts possible, but ONLY if you are eating meat from a properly raised animal (organic and pasture-raised).  If eating meat from conventionally raised animals, go for lean cuts or cut off the fat  as toxins accumulate in fat tissue.

#2 Add to your vegetables

You might not like eating vegetables if you’re not adding enough fat!  Make sure to cook with the healthy fats mentioned above, and add some butter and olive oil to those veggies. Adding fat to your vegetables can help you absorb the vitamins and minerals found in those vegetables.

#3 Add to your smoothies

Try adding avocado, nut butter, full fat coconut milk, heavy whipping cream, and/or flax seed oil to your smoothies and milkshakes. The extra fat makes smoothies mode satisfying.  Save time by making ready-to-go smoothie packs.

#3 Butter up your coffee or tea

You may have heard of “Bullet Proof Coffee” by now, but if you have not, it’s a great way to have healthy fat in the morning if you’re not feeling the smoothies.  Butter coffee can help sharpen your mind as well as keep you feeling full for hours before lunch.  All you need is coffee, unsalted butter & MCT oil!

#5 Make some fat bombs! 

These tasty morsels are so decadent but healthy that you will never feel guilty.  Here are 45 fat bomb recipes from the BulletProof people to get you started!

As you can see, it’s not really that hard. Start by incorporating one of these ideas into your day this week, and let me know if you feel better eating more fat!

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