Fats Aren’t the Bad Guys…

Another diet myth that gets circulated with great regularity is that dietary fats causes our body fat.

In fact, there were even government guidelines released some years ago that pushed a carbohydrate-based diet (potatoes, rice, pasta, cereals) and recommended eating low fat and low protein.

The exact opposite of what I’ve done to lose my weight and get fit.  Hmmmm.

Yes, there are fats you should limit or avoid, trans fats and  saturated fats in particular. (Let me know if you’d like me to post more information about the different types of fats and how they affect us)

But the fats that occur naturally in foods like nuts, avocados, olives, canola oil or fish is good for us.  Fat helps us build muscle, helps deliver nutrients that we need and even helps us control our appetite!

No, fats aren’t the bad guys.

More later.

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