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Healing Fats, is There Such a Thing?

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Have you ever heard of healing fats?  I had not until recently when I came across an article that intrigued me.  It was about healing fats and the Shepherd’s Diet.

The Shepherd’s Diet is based on the theory that the human body is a fat burning machine designed to burn (lose) more fat by eating more fat.  The catch is the fats you consume should be healing, healthy fats (supposedly mentioned in the Bible, hence the name “Shepherd’s Diet) and not the unhealthy, man-made, fake (trans) fats so popular today.

The fact is that obesity has become a bigger problem (pun intended) since fat-free diets became popular and recommended.  Why?  Because most fat-free and low-fat products are loaded with addictive sugar, now known to override the fat burning machine.

Sugar and fake (man-made) fats promote bloating and slow the metabolism.  They also cause brain fog and raise our bad cholesterol levels.  The fast food industry is saturated with these fake fat products, but the most popular one, margarine, is a staple in most of our homes.

What are the healthy, healing fats recommended in the Shepherd’s Diet?  This list names a few to start with:

  •  unrefined sesame, extra virgin olive, walnut, coconut oils
  • flax, pumpkin, sesame, sunflower seeds
  • hazelnuts, macadamias, peanuts, almonds, cashews, pecans, walnuts
  • trout, mackerel, salmon, herring, sardines
  • avocados
  • butter or ghee (clarified butter)

Try switching to these healthier healing fats, but remember, they are all high in calories.  Limit your fat intake to 30 percent of your daily calories.

9 thoughts on “Healing Fats, is There Such a Thing?

  1. Even though I started an exercise regimen to help with my Diabetes and weight loss, this alone doesn’t explain how I dropped two waist sizes (from 38/40 to 34/36, – depending on the manufacturer/cut) in just two weeks. I attribute the reintroduction of natural fats into my diet to explain that. This really works!

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  2. I’m a senior citizen, and the combination oflow carb, high fat, and less stress type exercise have always worked for me to lose pounds. The exercise and more muscle tissue from protein take over and keep you at desired weight! I never have energy, and feel depressed when I go off the program. It’s easy to eat this way, but when you start eating junk food, depression sets in. Then, it is hard to get back on the program.

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