Are you eating enough fat to slim down?

slim downNo, I’m not kidding. You need to eat some fat in order to shed pounds. If you only eat “fat-free” products and steer clear of all oils, you’ve accidentally bought into one of the biggest diet myths of all.

Of course, some fats are bad and you need to steer clear of them. But other fats can actually boost your metabolism and make it easier to shed unwanted pounds. They also help you absorb more of the fat-soluble nutrients in your salads and other healthy foods.  Many so-called “healthy” foods actually trigger inflammation in your body-and cause insulin resistance as a result. Insulin resistance not only makes you more prone to diabetes, it makes your body produce excess belly fat. 

The good news is, when you cool the smoldering fires of inflammation, your body is finally able to stop holding onto these extra pounds…and weight loss becomes almost effortless.The good news is, when you cool the smoldering fires of inflammation, your body is finally able to stop holding onto these extra pounds…and weight loss becomes almost effortless.

Here are three I use daily:


Ah, what can I say about butter? It is one of the most perfect foods on this planet.  Surprised? Well, consider this. The cell wall of every single cell in the human body is made up of fat. Our very brain is made up of approximately 60% fat. Don’t those two factoids right there indicate in flashing neon lights the incredible importance of getting the right fats into our diet and how devastating eating the wrong ones can be? The cell wall of every cell in the human body is supposed to be composed of saturated fat, the wonderful fat that is so abundant in butter. Replace the real thing with margarines or butter substitutes and the body will incorporate these inferior fats into the cell walls instead. With the wrong type of fat making up the cell wall, intercellular communication breaks down and the cell itself is weakened. 

coconut-oilCOCONUT OIL

Coconut oil is loaded with medium chain saturated fats which are utilized by the body for immediate energy! Want to feel better and have more energy? Incorporate this wonderful, healthy fat into your diet in copious amounts. Coconut oil is a highly stable oil, so much so, that you can keep it unrefrigerated in your pantry for years and it will not go rancid. It remains stable even at very high heat, so it is the ideal cooking oil. I use coconut oil anytime a recipe calls for cooking oil or shortening. Coconut oil used in your baked goods will result in cookies, cakes, and pastries so moist – you and your family will be delighted .Physiologically, coconut oil stimulates the thyroid gland, so is a fantastic addition to the diet for those that tend toward hypothyroidism (by some estimates, some 80% of Westerners over the age of 25 fall into this category).
Lauric acid, a very important medium chain saturated fatty acid, is found in abundance in coconut oil. Lauric acid is highly antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal. And guess what? The human mammary gland produces lauric acid and it is contained in breastmilk! Anyone with candida issues of any kind should be regularly consuming coconut oil in their diet. Rubbing coconut oil into the scalp and then shampooing out is a wonderful home remedy for dandruff, a fungal infection of the skin. If you have an allergy to coconut, try palm oil or palm kernel oil, two other healthy tropical oils.


Without a doubt, extra virgin olive oil is the best oil to use for salad dressings. Why don’t all salad dressings at the store contain this wonderful Mediterranean oil? What’s up with the brand of salad dressing at the health food store using canola or soybean oil? Has this company lost its mind? Yes it has and you guessed the reason. Canola and soybean oil are cheap oils and increase the profit margin for companies that use them instead of extra virgin olive oil. In case you haven’t noticed, extra virgin olive oil is rather expensive in comparison. You trade a cheaper price on low quality oils with your health, so make sure you buy only extra virgin, cold compress olive oil and not the cheap, highly processed vegetable oil substitutes like soybean, canola, cottonseed, corn, and safflower.

Best to make your own salad dressing at home using olive oil, used traditionally for centuries for just such a purpose! Oh, and please don’t use olive oil for high heat cooking! Olive oil is a delicate oil and is best used unheated, or at most, in a very low heat saute. NEVER fry with it. It’s nutritional value is lost this way and the oil becomes damaged and unhealthy to consume.

My W.E.A.L.T.H Program goes beyond weight management and into the realm of lifelong wellness and vitality.

To Your Health,



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