You’ve probably heard by now that the low-fat trend of the the last couple decades was a big mistake as far as weight management and over-all health. In an attempt to cut fat on our bodies, we cut it out of our diets. The thinking seemed logical, but one problems was, we replaced those fats with carbohydrates and low-fat, sugary foods.
Carbohydrates break down into sugar, and sugar is stored as fat. The real key to healthy weight is a low carb, low sugar diet. But in addition to weight loss, the benefits of healthy fats are numerous and we were missing out on them! There are even studies showing that healthy fats protect our cells from certain diseases, and excessive carbohydrate and sugar intake can actually cause problems leading to diabetes and even neurological diseases.
Let me emphasize how important healthy fats are and explain it because I know it can get confusing. [Read more…]