I wish I had some catchy mnemonic or easy trick that I could share with you to clearly explain how to tell a healthy fat from an unhealthy fat, but the reality is that fats are complicated.
We have to throw out all of the over-simplified facts that we’ve been taught about fats. For instance, we can no longer say the following.
- Saturated fats are bad for you. Nope. In fact, coconut oil is a saturated fat that has many health benefits. Even butter is getting good press nowadays thanks to the popularity of products like Bulletproof Coffee.
- All saturated fats are solid at room temperature. Not all of them. MCT oil is a saturated fat but stays in liquid form even when it’s refrigerated.
- Polyunsaturated fats are best. The truth is polyunsaturated fats comprise some of the worst fats (i.e. vegetable oils) and best fats (i.e. omega-3 fatty acids).
The more we learn about the importance of dietary fats for hormone balance and weight loss, the savvier we must become with our diets and the more educated we have to become as consumers.
This beginner’s guide to healthy fats and unhealthy fats is a good place to start.
It’s the most often asked question I receive: Can I use Stevia on my diet?
I bet you’re wondering something similar…
- Is Stevia okay for people with a sweet tooth?
- Do artificial sweeteners sabotage my weight-loss effort?
- Can I use Stevia if I’m diabetic?
- If artificial sweeteners are okay, do you recommend any particular brand?
There are many artificial sweeteners on the market all promising to replace the diet-destroying sugar with zero-calorie sweetness.
Could it be true?
Could those little blue, pink, and yellow packets sweeten our coffee, without doing us harm?
I lay it all out for you in this post by sharing both the good and the bad of artificial sweeteners.
This healthy popcorn trick, which takes only two minutes, will save you hundreds of snacky calories.
Whether you are looking to lose those last five pounds or you’re starting a long-term weight loss program, eating clean is the way to go.
There is no downside when it comes to eating clean to lose weight, yet there are many perks, like…
- Flawless skin
- Strong bones
- All-day energy
- Healthy heart
- All-over weight loss (even stubborn belly fat and thigh fat melts away with clean eating)
But, there is a lot of confusion about what clean eating means, especially when it comes to weight loss.
What do I snack on?
How do I eat clean at a restaurant?
What makes a clean food “clean”?
By the end of this article, you’ll know exactly what to eat, how to identify clean foods, and how to pull it all together to create the slim and healthy body that feels good to live in.
Let’s face it, spaghetti squash might not cut it as a substitute for a full plate of pasta noodles, but it can be delicious!
I guarantee that you will feel better after eating this light and healthy spaghetti squash recipe than you would after a heavy plate of regular spaghetti.
If your goal is to eat clean to lose weight, then this No-Pasta Spaghetti Squash with Tomato Sauce recipe is a must try.
You can’t put your finger on it, but something doesn’t feel right.
You’ve been tired; your joints ache, and there’s a strange melancholy to your mood.
You try eating better, but still can’t shake the feeling that your diet is taking you down a dangerous path.
Freedom from disease is not always about eating more healthy foods; avoiding harmful foods is equally important.
Remove these 17 inflammatory foods from your diet, so you can stop worrying about heart disease, diabetes, inflammatory bowel disorders, arthritis, and cancer, not to mention your weight.
You know that a good diet can help you stay mentally sharp, but there’s another side to the coin. The following brain fog foods rob you of mental clarity, make you forgetful, and kill your productivity.
These mind-numbing foods also lead to long-term memory problems. If memory loss, depression, dementia or Alzheimer’s disease are problems you’re trying to avoid, you will want to do what mentally sharp people do and limit or remove these 14 foods from your daily diet.