6 ways to get more fat in your diet.
So, how do I get this much fat in my diet?
On the maintenance phase of the hCG diet you are being asked to increase your fats, yes get more fat in your diet! It really is important for physical, mental and emotional health. Even though the government is pushing low fat as being good for your health there is just as much opposing evidence to suggest the contrary. In fact this evidence is clearly emerging from our ansestors, way past government constructs who will blame fats for our health problems.
Women clearly need good fats and good amounts daily for their hormonal health, as cholesterol is what makes up hormones. Fat also makes up part of every cell in our body, so everybody needs it to feel good and be health.
The studies that are coming our fast and furious now are revealing the need for good high quality fats including saturated fats. Some nutrients can only be available in the presence of fats. Fats are blood sugar regulating, help tissue repair, decrease inflammation and most importantly because we eat everyday fats help satiate you and make you feel more content and full for longer. Fats calm the nervous system and support a positive mind state. I am sure the list goes on, think about it……if fat makes up every cell in your body, don’t you want to be eating it to keep those cells looking and feeling wonderful?
Here are 6 ways to get more fat in your diet on a daily basis:
When you are transitioning out of the vlcd phase 2 of the hCG diet into phase 3 maintenance, remember to take it slowly adding in oils. Your body could have quite a reaction if you go hard straight up. And a tip, when you are cooking use good quality utensils, pots and pans such as cast iron, glass, stainless steel. Not only is this healthy for you but it gives a much better end result!
1.Eat whole eggs
This is an easy one to get more fat in your diet daily. You can eat them for breakfast lunch or dinner, put them in smoothies or take them as a snack. Easy peasy. Eggs are a complete protein, they have all the essential amino acids and they are packed with nutrient dense minerals and fats. Perhaps you could have your own chickens to produce eggs? Great for the kids and if you have excess you can sell them to cover the cost of any feed you buy.
2. Eat and drink full fat dairy
Delicious, do you ever remember drinking the milk that had the creamy top? How easy is it to bring dairy in your day (if you don’t have an intolerance to dairy)
There are many studies that show high fat dairy lowers your risk of heart attacks and strokes, supports high quality brain function, supports the nervous system and the studies are endless if you look. Cream, full fat whole milk, full fat cheese and yogurts are produced this way in nature for a reason, do not be afraid of what the media say against this, fear will get them their readers, truth is not so appealing for the majority.
3. Enjoy that butter, organic where possible.
Butter is far healthier than margarine! And organic is better by far. Fats store toxins so butter that is organic is likely to have less toxins in it. Do not fear spreading it on thick, especially if you eat bread. Bread often brings a quick insulin spike but it is butter that will help the energy last longer and even out the spike. You can add it to your veggies, put it on foods as they come out of the oven
This is where you can have a quick nutrient dense meal and throw in some beautiful exquisite good quality oils such as walnut, coconut, nut oils, oils with GLA in them such as black current seed. You can also put in an egg.
5. Use fat and lard…oh yes!!!
Does this jog an ancestral memory? Do you know your fats? Find out more how to utilise all the different fats and oils. Once you know you can change a boring meal into a delicious one. Think about cooking with lard such as pig, goose, duck, the flavour is sensational, use it in your stir fry and add it to your vegetables. And if you are still not sure, well you can pour fat over anything and place it in anything sweet or savoury. Make nut balls and add coconut or macadaemia oil to it mmm
6.Put oils on your body.
And if you find the above a bit hard to get more fat into your diet because of restrictions then you can always rely on body oils. There are some beautiful oils to lavish on your body which will uptake into the blood stream and therefore carry all the health benefits of taking it internally, not to mention your skin will look softer. You can place essential oils into a carrier such as almond oil or you can buy all the different body oils on the market (read labels to ensure no nasties). Avocado oil and coconut oil are used quite a lot on the skin for their health benefits.