Eating fat will not make you fat; eating an excess amount of fat will make you fat. This is with any type of food. Consuming a higher amount of calories than your individual caloric intake, will result in gaining weight. This doesn't mean we shy away from fats; but understand how fats are effective when placed in our daily consumption.
Our body runs on the vitamins and minerals we consume, so the more foods packed with nutrients, the more allowance we are giving our body to function at its peak.
Fats contains 9 calories per gram, which is 2x more than carbohydrates or protein; this only means that we do not need to consume a lot in order to achieve results. A small serving of fat mixed into your meals, is the perfect amount for any given fitness program.
How are fats good for me?
There are three types of fat; trans fat, saturated and unsaturated. Trans fat is made from processed foods, such as fast food, packaged deli meat and fried food. Saturated fat is shown in foods that contain dairy and fatty meat. Unsaturated fat consists of nuts, seeds and vegetable oils. Staying away from processed foods higher in sodium and fat, will help you achieve long term results. Our body uses unsaturated fat to absorb nutrients rich in vitamins and stores them in the liver, to enhance functionality.
The main goal is to live a restricted free life, incorporating unsaturated fats into your daily routine will keep you full longer and fueled for the day.
Below I have added in my favorite fats that I consume on a daily basis. Not all in one day:)
Hope this helps, feel free to leave a message if you have any questions in regards to your journey. I am happy to support and guide you every step of the way.