The focus this week is adding the good foods to your diet. Judging by the talk over at the forum, most of you have adapted pretty well to living without grains and sugar, but eating the healthy fats has proven to be a challenge as it flies in the face of what conventional wisdom has preached for years.
Hopefully, if weight loss is a goal, you are already seeing some progress, but if not, absence of good fats could be the culprit. In the absence of excess insulin from carbohydrate consumption, fat will not cause weight gain, and is crucial to satiety so that you can lose weight without feeling like you’re starving! Even a
rteryclogging saturated fat is actually healthy when the rest of your diet is in line.
If you are trying to lose weight and haven’t yet, track your food intake via a website like FitDay to find out your carb intake… I’d wager its above 50 grams a day. If you’re having “carb flu” from changing your diet, eat more fat and keep the carbs low!
So, in honor of the delicious fatty foods that make a Wellness Lifestyle so pleasing to the taste buds, I present… the Big FAT Challenge!
To see how well we’ve grasped the idea of healthy fats, and to encourage you to keep them around, leave a SEPARATE comment for each healthy fat you have in your house. To make this more fun, I won’t list them… though I will delete ones that are obviously bad (hint: vegetable oils and their derivatives!)
For extra entries, you can leave comments for all the meals you’ve used these good fats in this week (should be at least 21… unless you are fasting!).
What You Win:
The brilliant and funny creator of the movie Fat Head and writer of one of my favorite blogs, has provided copies of Fat Head on DVD to the winners of this contest! (Can I win, please please please?).
Three randomly selected winners will receive a copy of the DVD! Hopefully you’ve already watched Fat Head on Hulu, but just think of the possibilities of having a hard copy…
- hosting a movie night for family and friends, complete with coconut bites and bacon!
- lending the copy out to digitally challenged relatives (I have a few of these) to watch the movie on DVD
- sending the DVD for your child’s teacher to borrow to explain why you aren’t sending “hearthealthywholegrain” sandwiches and pretzels with your child’s healthy leftovers and (coconut) milk (with extra cream added!)
- many, many, more!