If you are stuck in a rigid mindset and go to great efforts to avoid consuming fats, here are some truths and facts to help you see 'healthy fats' in a different light and inspire you to change your ways:
EATING THE RIGHT FATS PROMOTES FAT LOSS! "It sounds ironic, but it's true. Fats help you feel satisfied so you eat less and fats also boost your metabolism." according to Sally Fallon, president of the Weston A. Price Foundation.
Fats help to regulate blood sugar which also helps with weight management by keeping insulin levels stable and wards off cravings for sugar and carbs.
Coconut oil is a great healthy fat source because the fat is (short and medium chain fatty acids) efficiently used by the body for energy. Good for you fats support your immune system, detoxify your body and aid in cell reproduction, brain function, energy production and blood sugar regulation. Fat is crucial because it surrounds and protects your organs, boosts your metabolism and promotes healthy, beautiful skin and hair. Good fats also function as messengers for carotenoids and vitamins A, D, E and K, helping your body in the vitamin and mineral absorption process. According to the American Dietetic Association, adults should aim to get between 20-35% of their total calories (approx. 50-60 grams for a 1,600-2,000 caloric intake) from healthy fats (primarily polyunsaturated and monounsaturated).