Are All Fats Created Equal?

Has it ever felt like you can’t get rid of the fat, no matter how hard you try? Believe it or not, it’s possible to gain fat without adding a single calorie to your diet. But eating fat-free is not the answer. In fact, you might be starving your body of a much-needed nutrient without even realizing it.

Show Notes:

Are All Fats Created Equal?

Myths and facts

  • Fats and sugars serve as fuel for your brain.
  • Eating fat does not make you fat. Body fat is actually caused by the body’s inability to burn the fats we consume.
  • Leptin is a hormone made by fat cells to tell the brain to burn body fat.
  • Increased sugar affects leptin and impedes the body’s ability to burn fat.

God-Made Fats Versus Man-made Fats

All fats are not created equal, and knowing the difference between natural fats and synthetic fats is essential to your nutrition.

  • Natural, God-made fats melt easily and can be broken down by your body without difficulty. Choose natural fats like:
    • Coconut oil
    • Real butter
    • Olive oil
    • Nut oil
  • Synthetic, man-made fats are difficult to burn, making it hard for your body to break them down. Stay away from:
    • Canola oil
    • Vegetable oil
    • Margarine

Final thoughts

The myth that eating fat makes you fat is combusted. Fat is an essential nutrient needed for energy, hormone production, brain function—and yes, even weight loss!


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  • Michael Wild

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    • Faith Hill

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