Will eating fat make me fat? This question comes up quite frequently. The haunting fear that eating fats will put fat on your body. This myth simply isn’t true. I can assure you that eating fats will not make you fat!

There are a number of things that contribute to weight gain such as: eating low quality food like substances, overeating, lack of sleep and STRESS.

Eating proper portions of healthy fats will not cause weight gain.

In fact, healthy fats fuel our bodies and give us energy. Fats are one of the contributors to a well balanced whole foods diet along with plant based protein, healthy carbs and fiber.

Why we NEED to eat healthy Fats

Tune into this segment of the D&D morning show and listen as Drew and I explain why we need to eat healthy fats.

Portion Size

Have you ever heard the saying too much of a good thing is bad? That can most definitely ring true when consuming healthy fats. We need to pay attention to our portion size. We don’t need to fret and over worry about it but we just want to make sure we aren’t being extreme. Don’t worry a ton about it just make yourself aware and conscious about the topic.

What do I mean when I say be sure we aren’t being extreme? Here are a couple examples:  eating a whole jar of peanut butter vs a couple tablespoons or eating an entire avocado instead of 1/4 per serving.

Dorothy’s Top 5 favourite fats…

Here are my top five favourite healthy fats along with the portions that I consume. Portions are just a guideline as everyone is different depending on your goals and starting points.

Dorothy’s top 5 favourite Healthy Fats:

1- Avocado (1/4)

2- Peanut Butter & Almond Butter (1-2 Tablespoons)

3-Trail Mix (1/3 cup)

4- Wild Salmon (4 oz)

5- Coconut Oil (1 Tbsp)

Meal Plans

Meal Plans are a great way to ensure you are getting all the nutrients you need and the appropriate portion sizes. Check out our True Form meal plans here.

Eating FATS will NOT make you fat!

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