Diet. It’s a four letter word in America. One of the gifts my son’s autism has given me is a crash course in all things nutrition, and it’s fine time that I share it all with you.
The one positive from our major overhaul in nutrition by eating the right fats: I am back at college weight without an ounce of cellulite.
Cross my heart and hope to die.
Low-fat diets will make you fatter. Period.
Fat in food gives us the sensation of satiety, and without it, our blood sugar spikes and falls, leaving you heading for the vending machine or the nearest drive-thru.
That’s why if you eat an apple solo, you are hungry an hour later. Eat an apple with a nut butter, and you stay full.
Low-fat diets are also loaded with extra-carbs, sugars, or even worse, fake sugars. These little devils clog up your liver and pack on the pounds.
It’s the types of fats we eat that make the difference in our health. Choosing traditional fats like coconut oil and butter over refined garbage like margarine, according to Dr. Mary Enig and Sally Fallon, authors of Eat Fat, Lose Fat, will improve your health and weight.
Enig and Fallon recommend:
-cod liver oil
-collagen-based bone broths and homemade gelatins!
This makes sense to me, as our brains are made of 60% fat. No wonder depression and anxiety rates are so high, our brains are starving!
Enig and Fallon discount all processed oils: vegetable, canola, safflower, and sunflower.
It works, people. I’m lower than my pre-baby weight. By the power of coconut oil. And my cellulite that plague me for years, gone. I do also attribute some of this to being gluten-free, as it was causing mass inflammation and water retention in me, but everyone is different.
In the past year, I’ve read upwards of 30 books on nutrition, diets, and health. None has resonated more with me than this.
Stay tuned for a recipe to flush that cellulite from your thighs…