Extra virgin olive oil (great in a salad - but don’t use it as a high heat - when it’s used for high heat it’s damaged)
Fats are the direct pre-curser to your hormones. You have to make sure you are getting enough fats to build hormones. But these do need to be undamaged fats!
So some fats such as canola oil is a damaged fat. It’s damaged in the extraction, so by the time it’s in the bottle it’s already damaged which then means the body can’t use it so it actually damages your body.
We have been told for a long time to avoid fat - the hormone that makes you store fat is insulin. Insulin primarily get’s released when you eat carbohydrates. So it’s not the fat - it’s the carbohydrate, the processed grains, the sugar that makes you fat.
Good carbs are fruit and vegetables - particularly green leafy vegetables. Carbs do help give us energy - but not an essential nutrient.
The wheat we are eating now is nothing like the wheat our grandparents were eating! Carbs we should be eating instead of anything white is:
Brown basmati rice
Buckwheat, Millet, Quinoa
Brown rice salads, Quinoa salads, Buckwheat salads - Ancient whole grains.
A breakfast option is too soak brown basmati rice overnight - rinse in morning - then cook it with some milk and it’s like a rice pudding! Add some fruit on the top. Oats are fine as well.
A good example of a ‘fat bomb’ would be something like a tim tam - it has a lot of damaged fats in it and the sugar gives a big insulin release and then all the fats go rushing in as well, so this is another reason why fast foods are so devastating because you are combining sugar with high fat meals.
Don’t restrict what you eat - just stabilise blood sugars and increase your metabolism by eating whole foods, good fats, good protein, LOADS of veggies, fruit etc. Cut the crap - anything processed and white bread, sugar etc etc… Just cut it all out and enjoy the taste of whole foods.
Exercise regularly - your body is designed to move not sit around.
Fat does not make you fat - it’s all the other processed carbs and sugar that makes us fat! What we are looking for is nutrition and lifestyle - not some crash deprivation diet.