Fun, Fab, FAT diet

It’s dinnertime! It’s time for the low fat, low carb, low sodium meal again. Sound delicious? Not really! These are the kinds of meals that I used to make in 2010. I’m so glad that I am not eating this way anymore. Do you know why? Research shows, and health gurus agree that…fat…is…good for us! Our brains and bodies need fat to work properly. It’s also difficult to feel satiated when we don’t consume enough fat. Filling up on carbs to feel full may lead to health problems like diabetes and obesity.

If you want more information about a diet high in fats, you may want to read about the Ketogenic diet. My husband has been on this diet and has lost 40 pounds. Personally, I don’t follow a particular diet. I believe that the ideal diet includes organic/natural/clean foods and should contain mostly vegetables/fruits, some meat, and minimal grains/sweets.

Regardless of the diet that you follow, our bodies need fat. Some healthy fats include organic/free-range eggs, organic/free-range chicken, organic/grass-fed beef, organic/grass-fed butter, avocado oil, coconut oil and olive oil (please note that olive oil becomes unhealthy when cooked at a high temperature).

Let’s get back to dinner. Now I’m hankerin’ for a large portion of colorful vegetables, some grass-fed beef and a small portion of quinoa. Let’s throw in some organic, full fat butter. Doesn’t that sound delicious? Bon Appetit!

This post was originally published on February 6, 2019. It was updated on November 8, 2019.

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5 thoughts on “Fun, Fab, FAT diet”

  1. What do you mean “olive oil is unhealthy at high temperatures?” I mean, I know you can’t fry stuff with it…sorry, I’m oil ignorant.

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  2. Hi Lindsay! Thanks for asking. That’s a good question. Honestly, I have seen conflicting evidence about cooking with olive oil, but I like to be conservative. So, for now, I am not cooking with olive oil. You might want to check out the website below. The quote that I pasted below is also from there.
    https://draxe.com/olive-oil-benefits/
    “…should not use olive oil in high-heat cooking, as it creates advanced glycation end products that can speed the aging process.”
    Thanks for visiting!

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  3. I’ve also heard conflicting advice about cooking with olive oil. It so difficult to know which fats are okay to use for cooking. They are seem to have limitations.

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  4. Hi Sheryl! I agree. I read that canola oil, sunflower oil and cottonseed are really bad. In our house, we alternate between grapeseed oil, butter and ghee. I read that avocado oil is also good, but my husband doesn’t like the texture. Thanks for reading!

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