Disclaimer: I am not a doctor or health professional. Please seek advise from your general practitioner before starting a new routine or healthy lifestyle.
Happy New Year’s Eve Eve! You may be one of the 45% of Americans going into 2019 who resolve to lose weight, and I don’t blame you. While it’s not at the top of my list every year, I can certainly say that it’s been kind of a priority since I was in middle school, and more so when I wanted to join the Varsity Tennis Team in High School. However, I lost weight in both healthy and unhealthy ways. But unlike the majority of New Year’s resolvers who start every year with gumption that fizzles into Netflix and Chillin’ come February 1, I’ve cracked the code to healthy weight loss.
With that said, look out for a weekly Weight Loss Wednesday series where you can follow along my weight loss journey as a vegan, where I also give you some tips on how to adopt a healthy lifestyle that believe it or not, is not completely about omitting the things you love.
This week, I’m going to share one tip that may help loads of you.
HEALTHY WEIGHT LOSS TIP: Eat Fat, Get Fat
This is by far the simplest thing you can do. Intaking pure fat is the quickest way to gain actual fat (or add to your adipose tissue). I say pure fat because there’s a difference between pure fat and healthy fats as you probably already know:
Pure Fats – Oil, in any form:
- Olive oil – reducing the intake of oil is the easiest thing you can do for your weight loss journey
- Coconut oil
- Butter (dairy or vegan)
- Cheese – reducing the intake of cheese and dairy is probably one of the healthiest things you can do for your body
- Nuts (be aware of serving sizes. A handful can easily be between 300-800 calories).
- Chia seeds
- Cacao nibs
- Soy beans (keep daily intake low)
If I can’t have oil, what do I cook with?
When you sauté, cook with water or vegetable stock. Another alternative is cooking spray.
The rule of thumb is to intake up to 8-10 grams of fat per day at most…
…but more than anything and as with any healthy lifestyle–moderation is key. AND don’t let the scale dictate your day!
Your changes should not be a diet. They should be a part of a healthy routine that fit your lifestyle. Not the lives of someone you see on Instagram or even your co-worker or friend who’s schedule and day-to-day is completely different from yours.
I was going back and forth about starting this kind of series. Is this something y’all are interested in?