Ever since the mid-1970’s when well-meaning politician, George McGovern, spearheaded the move to create the first set of US Dietary Guidelines the battlecry against eating fat began.
Authors, like Gary Taubes (“Why We Get Fat”) and Denise Minger (“Death By Food Pyramid: How Shoddy Science, Sketchy Politics and Shady Special Interests Have Ruined Our Health”) have done an excellent job of writing about this if you're interested – but I digress.
It has only taken about 35 years to finally correct the bad rap that fat was branded with! In late June 2015 a press release announced that the US Dietary will no longer focus on fat restriction and instead will focus on food quality. HALLELUJAH!
We often think of fat in association with our appearance. However for this blog I am referring primarily to the kind of fats also known as lipids that we eat.
I work with clients all the time that are in terror of adding fat to their diets. Here are some reasons for you to learn to understand and appreciate fat if you have found yourself on team “fat phobia” here are some compelling facts for you to consider.
The bottom-line is that if you have feared natural fat you can relax and start to include reasonable amounts into your meals.
The right fats contribute to positive health improvements like:
Now go find your inner Julia Child and enjoy!
I'm Carmina McGee, MS, RDN, and my mission is to support women to live their happiest, healthiest lives and THRIVE!