One of the things I teach my clients is the importance of including healthy fat each time they eat.
Inevitably, someone asks, “But isn’t fat bad for us? Doesn’t it increase our risk for heart disease?”
The answer is complicated, so let me break it down clearly and simply for you.
Fat is a necessary component to many bodily functions, including hormone optimization. You need it, but you need the right fat.
If you want to positively impact your hormone health and cardiovascular health, you need to eat healthy fats and cut out bad fats and processed carbs.
Wait, there are different qualities of fats? And what do you mean by “processed carbs?”
These are really big questions that require more than a quick post. I go into detail about good fats vs. bad fats, and I help clients cut out processed carbs in my group coaching program, Hormone Haven.
But let’s get back to the heart health discussion.
There’s actually no proof that fat is a proximate cause of heart disease. The real problem is too much insulin (that’s a hormone!) and glucose that cause oxidation and inflammation in our bodies.
Your endocrine system (aka hormones) is especially sensitive to bad fats, and when there is the lethal combo of bad fats and excess carbs, you can experience slowed metabolism, low energy, and sluggish thyroid in the short term and heart disease in the long term.
If this information perks your interest, consider joining us for Hormone Haven, starting April 26. You’ll learn more about how you can positively impact your hormones, health, and longevity.
This program is for you if you:
- Don’t want how you feel now to be how you feel for the rest of your life.
- Know you should be “eating better,” but are struggling to stay the course (or start down the path!).
- Are tired of being tired all. the. time.
- Want recipes for eating well in your 40’s and 50’s.
- Feel nervous about fitting into your favorite white jeans and saying no to ice cream.
- Can’t fall asleep until 3 a.m.
- Wake up for the day at 3 a.m.
- Find yourself enjoying 3 glasses of wine after a stressful day at work.
- Have been gaining weight steadily and nothing seems to help.
- Are ready to take control of your health and hormones.
Hormone Haven starts April 26.
What if in one month, you felt clearer?
What if in two months, you were at a weight you were happy with?
What if in three months, you felt like yourself again?