Add Healthy Fats?

Have you been thinking that you want to avoid fat to try to lose weight?

Add some healthy fats to maintain a healthy weight. Tweet this!

Add some healthy fats to help with a whole lot of other body systems as well.

I’m Dr. Mary Clifton. I’m an internal medicine doctor, and I’ve helped thousands of people lose weight, feel fantastic and really improve their intimacy with plant-based nutrition.

Adding plant-based fats is so important to maintain your health because fats do a lot more than just being effective at providing calories. There’s no doubt about that. A tablespoon of oil is 100 calories, so when you remove the oil and sauté vegetables in something like beer, water or wine to cut calories, you do remove a significant number of calories and an important source of energy.

Fat is important for being available to absorb fat-soluble vitamins like vitamin A, vitamin D, vitamin E, and vitamin K through your small intestine.

Healthy fat is also important for satiety. Having some healthy fat has been shown to make you feel fuller longer, so a lot of people feel better on a little bit of fat.

Finally, for us gals, fat supports hormone production, so if you really like to have those great levels of estrogen and progesterone and just a touch of testosterone around to help with your sexual function, all of those hormones are important in our daily function, obviously; we need the fats to help to build those hormones.

Fats are also very important for healthy brain cells and healthy spinal cords.

The fat connected to our brain cells allows our neurologic system to communicate with itself so that your brain knows what your fingers and your toes are doing.

Look for fats in healthy places like nuts, avocados, and seeds. Tweet this!

Here is a great recipe so that you can have all the healthy fat you need.

My favorite recipe ingredients for adding some health fat is a tomato, an avocado, a lemon, and some salt and pepper. Just cut up the tomato and the avocado in bite-sized pieces; add a little salt and pepper. Sometimes I like to use that Mary’s Crazy Mixed Up salt, but I also just like plain old salt as well. Squeeze lemon all over the top. If you want to add a little more fat, you can add just a touch of avocado oil or just a touch of olive oil, and by a touch, I mean a touch- a tablespoon or possibly even a teaspoon. Just enough healthy fat to get you on track.

Thanks for joining me; have a wonderful day.

Dr. Mary Clifton

Posted on by Mary Clifton, MD

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