🥚Raise your hand if you bought into the whole low-fat craze of the 90s and 2000s? Guilty! 🤷🏼♀️
Did it matter that these low-fat options were filled with extra sugar, artificial ingredients, flavors, and man-made fats? Nope! Gimme my low-fat option cause that’s all that matters! I don’t want to be fat, so why would I eat it?
Oh silly goose! Not all fats are created equal 🙈 By starting a war on ALL fats we stopped fueling our bodies with some essential and yummy fats with nutritional value.
I don’t want to fall into the “good” and “bad” fat trap because I’m not a big fan of labeling food. My rule of thumb is the following: eat more real food, which naturally cuts out heavily processed and artificial food. The same goes for fats, especially the ones that have been shown to be beneficial for our health. Avocado? Gimme that! Olive oil? Yes pleaseeeee! Nuts? Love me my almond butter. Coconut oil? Yummm
But if I can just impart a little bit of extra food for thought, it’s the following: find what works for YOU! We are all genetically different and what may work for me might not make sense for your body. You might even be allergic to avocados (I’m so sorry for your loss)! Find your “you diet”, tailored to your bio individuality!
What are your thoughts on fats?