@ FAT – the nutrient that gets all the blame and avoided but also important to our body.
Why do we need it?
It is a not only fuel for the body but is also crucial for health and it is made up of fatty acids which are essential components of every membrane of our body.
Fat is also needed to absorb and transport the fat-soluble vitamins A D E and K in the bloodstream.
Fat may be high in calories, but doesn’t mean it’s more likely to make us fat. It is the opposite as FAT is satiating which means it gives the body the feeling of being full and therefore satisfies our appetite.
Another note is that without FAT and FIBRE in the mix, you are left hungry soon after eating, seek out more food, thus setting up a vicious cycle of over-eating.
Different types of FATs saturated, monounsaturated or poly-unsaturated fats.
All these have different amounts that are needed for the body, watch out next week for tips on the types and examples.
No ideal diet is right for everyone, but a good place to start is knowing your daily calorie. I know people don’t like that word but that is what the body knows. Reducing your daily calorie intake means you are likely to lose weight and increasing the calorie intake means you are likely to gain weight.
This week I have learned that the strength within me is far greater than I can imagine. Focusing on today helps me look at the things that I can change. Setting my mind on the things above and loving the people around me.
“Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always.” 1 Chronicles 16:11 NIV
Stay active, drink water and have a wonderful day.