Posted August 23rd, 2016 under Nutrition
6 Reasons Why Eating Fat Won't Make You Fat
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6 Reasons Why eating fat won’t make you fat:
Fat is not making you fat eating more calories than your body needs is what makes you gain weight. Here is the truth about fat:
- Fat is an essential nutrient and is one of the macronutrients that make up our calories. An essential nutrient is something necessary to life so avoiding all fats will make you sick and is nearly impossible to do. A diet based on strictly carbs and protein can make your fat-loss or muscle build goal impossible to reach
- Fat has 9 calories per gram while carbohydrates and proteins have 4 calories per gram.
- Dietary fats are needed to carry fat-soluble vitamins such as vitamin D, E , K, and X and are necessary to maintain healthy hormone level.
- USDA states that small amounts of saturated fat is necessary as well because it helps to form cell membranes, needed for good immune function and is a basic building block for hormones.
- We also need essential fatty acids located in plants and fish oils in order for our cells to function properly.
- Fat increases satiety especially medium-chain triglycerides found in coconut oil and butter. These fats activate appetite-suppressing hormones so you feel fuller longer.
The myth about eating fat will make you fat is false. Like everything else moderation is key and we need to have a balance in all 3 of the macro-nutrients to lose fat, gain muscle, or to maintain.
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Written By: Rebecca Desousa BS Nutritional Sciences