My Know Fat Diet

Fats; The good, the bad, and the ugly

Fat Facts-

  • A gram of fat consists of over twice as many calories as a gram of protein or carbohydrate.
  • Fats are used to store energy, insulate body tissues, and transport fat soluble vitamins through the blood.
  • Fats (healthy fats) are the only macronutrient that have the ability to help remove body fat.

Good-

  • Polyunsaturated Fats
  • Monounsaturated Fats

Bad-

  • Saturated Fat– found in animal sources (diary fat, animal fat)

Ugly-

  • Trans Fat

Look for and avoid foods with “partially hydrogenated vegetable oil”. Products are allowed to list “0 Trans Fat” but can still contain up to .5 grams.

 Know your fat!

-Josh Gould

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