Fat burns Fat…HUH? You’re kidding right?
Nope, I am certainly not.
Fats are a real key player in the fat loss game which is great news!
Gone are the days of seeing fats as the enemy due to their high calorie content. We need to eat more fats to improve hormone balance, optimise fat loss & manage our weight lifelong.
There are several ways eating fat & supplementing with fat burns fat;
1. Fat improves insulin sensitivity or carbohydrate metabolism
What this means is that rather than carbohydrates being stored as fat they will be metabolised & used by your muscles for fuel. You will notice your waistline starting to shrink once you trade in your refined carbohydrates for fat.
If you suffer from insulin resistance issues such as PCOS & Type 2 Diabetes it is even more vital to increase the amount of fat in your diet. One way to increase insulin sensitivity fast is by supplementing with a high concentrate Krill Oil. Although not an excuse to eat more naughty carbs, it certainly lessons the impact or blow they have on the body if you’re trying to avoid belly fat.
2. Fat improves the mother hormone that controls metabolism, DHEA
DHEA is made from cholesterol & is the precursor to other hormones in the body, particularly oestrogen and testosterone. Your body makes cholesterol from healthy fats so in order to improve the function of this hormone we need fat in our diet.
If this hormone is out of whack it can really affect our ability to improve lean muscle mass & metabolise food. It will also affect our sex drive & reproductive organs.
3. Fat reduces inflammation in the body
If you are overweight you are inflamed. If you are in pain you are inflamed. Inflammation holds up fat loss as your body is too busy trying to combat the fire in your body than deal with the issue of fat loss. Good fats help put out the flame. The less inflammation the greater success our body will have burning fat.
In conjunction with increasing foods containing good fat supplementing will help you put out this flame fast.
What are the best types?
Eat organic butter, nuts & avocado. Other great sources are cod liver, fatty fish like salmon, coconut oil, red palm oil, flax seed oil, evening primrose oil, pumpkin seed and olive oils.
A good quality Krill Oil is one of the best sources of good fats you can supplement with. It absorbs faster than regular fish oil making it 55% better & because of its tiny size & location Krill will have a lower mercury level then other omega-3 sources.
How much do we need?
Every meal should have fats. Measuring by sight is the best way. Load up on fibrous carbs, stick to your protein goal & use good fats to taste. ½ a palm of solid fats like nuts or avocado or a teaspoon of liquid fats per meal is a good generous hit to flavor up your good carbs & lean protein.
If your supplementing with Krill Oil, up to 1000mgs daily will give your body a great boost.
Eat fat feel great – now that’s something to celebrate Shredders :)
Yours in Hormone Health & Fitness,