It took me a long time to stop worrying about the amount of fat in my food. It was as if I had been brainwashed to believe that eating fat was bad and should be avoided at all cost. However, once I started researching some sites and gathering information, I realized that not all fats are created the same.
It gets rather complicated, but here are the basics.
1. Fat that naturally occurs in animals or plants is good fat.
2. Anything that has the root hydro in it is bad fat.
3. Anything that was created by a scientist in a lab is bad fat.
I know that seems very simplistic. Feel free to do some research on your own for a more detailed explanation.
How did I overcome the brainwashing? I started thinking about how our bodies are designed and how God knew what he was doing when he created nourishment for our bodies. Have you ever thought about the fact that He didn’t create any fat free cows? He intended for our bodies to consume fat. There are plenty of sites that explain why we need fat. It is the type and the amount of fat that we put into our bodies that matter.
We drink whole milk at home and I cook with three different fats.
Here is a site that does a better job of explaining the different fats and how to cook with them.
Eating fat may be a challenge to you as well. However, it won’t take you long to realize that adding fat makes food much more enjoyable. Just keep in mind, moderation is key. To be honest, I began using and eating too much fat when we first started eating real food. I could definitely tell a change in my weight. I wasn’t focusing on moderation. I don’t stress about the amount of fat that I consume each day. I’m aware of the amount that I consume, but I don’t feel the need to count every gram. Like I said, moderation is key.
I no longer feel anxious and worried about adding butter and oil to my food and drinking whole milk. I’ve overcome the brainwashing! Do you feel that you have been brainwashed to avoid certain foods?