Misha's Newsletter: Fats

Do eating fats really make you gain weight? This is a question that many people have, and the answer might surprise you. While it's true that excessive consumption of unhealthy fats can lead to obesity and other health problems, there is now a general recognition that fats are actually crucial to a healthy diet.

At OUTBOXE, we believe that a balanced diet is key to achieving your fitness goals. This means that you should consume fats in moderation and choose the right kinds of fats to include in your diet.

Why do we need fats in our diet?

Fats are essential for providing energy, supporting brain development, aiding digestion and satiety, reducing cholesterol, promoting joint health, and absorbing many vitamins. They can also help control hunger and balance blood sugar levels.

While fats have gained popularity not just for weight loss, but also for optimizing energy, health, and cognitive function, some of these diets are still highly controversial. As always, you should consult with a doctor if you're looking to follow a very strict diet.

So, what fats should I eat and in what amount?

Many guidelines suggest that about 20 to 35% of your calories should come from fats, but this can really vary from person to person, depending on whether you're following a specific diet. There are also different types of fats (saturated, unsaturated, and trans) that all function differently.

At OUTBOXE, we recommend including healthy fats in your meals, such as nuts, olive oils, avocados, and fatty fish. However, we also suggest avoiding highly processed foods whenever possible.

In conclusion, a healthy and balanced diet that includes the right kinds of fats is important for achieving your fitness goals. So, join us at OUTBOXE to learn more about nutrition and fitness, and let's work together towards a healthier and happier lifestyle.

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