March 28, 2012

Wellness Wednesday – Fats

Filed under: News / Events — Jennifer @ 8:32 am
photo credit to ingserban
Fat is an important nutrient which we cannot skimp.  Eating too little fat or the wrong type of fat will slow metabolism. We see this all the time with people on low-fat diets who are exercising daily and not losing weight.  Don’t be afraid of healthy fats such as olive oil, butter, nuts, avocadoes, and coconut oil.  The recommended portion with every meal and snack is approximately 10 grams.  Avoid hydrogenated and other refined oils (corn, soybean, cottonseed, canola), as they can desensitize insulin receptors, which eventually leads to insulin resistance and weight gain.