After reading the book ‘Why Women Need Fat,’ I have a few questions that will require further research. While searching for this I came across a book called ‘Get You Fats Straight’ by Sarah Pope. It included helpful information on how to Eat a Higher Fat Diet even if you have had your gallbladder removed, like my Mother.
My Mother is not ready to listen to her daughters and start a high-fat diet. Yet, if she ever does Sarah Pope, I am grateful for your consideration of gallbladder removal.
I am embracing the High Fat Diet more than ever, but part of me questions if the books are completely right. You see I tend to question a lot of science trying to find angles to it that others have not thought about.
Sarah Pope and the authors of ‘Why Women Need Fat’ are strongly against Vegetable Oils. Sarah Pope is even against Canola Oil. Yet, I am wondering if these oils are not completely the main problem. The problem is they are overused in the foods we eat. It is important to have a balanced diet between Omega 6 and Omega 3. Because Americans have an unbalanced diet from too much Omega 6 which is found in high concentrations in Vegetable Oils, they gained too much weight.
Yet, what happens in a diet that is too high in Omega 3 with too little Omega 6?
Today I cooked my picky eater Nephew Mac and Cheese from a box. Looking at the ingredients I found Canola Oil listed. As I have a roommate, I cannot simply throw out all processed food. So I started thinking about the balance aspect.
My plan is to eat few enough calories to lose half a pound each week. I plan to eat Fats and Saturated Fats along with avoiding Vegetable Oils as much as possible. I bought a costly Fish Oil, only to learn in Sarah Pope’s book that perhaps I should have picked Fermented Cod Liver Oil. I also invested in Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides because my research on Wellness Mama said it could help with many things including Autoimmune Disease.
I decreased to only losing half a pound a week based on the calories I eat because I want to trick my hypothalamus or at least work with it. I think that limited of a reduction in calories will keep me from confusing the hypothalamus into thinking that a famine is occurring.
My app GoFitnessPal is contently telling how high in fat or saturated fat a food is. It says your goal is to stay under *#$ Grams of Saturated Fat each day in orange or red letters depending on how close I am to that mark. Little does the App know that I want to go over that mark and the orange/red words are just showing me to eat more of this food.
Today I made Oatmeal with Butter and Half/Half for breakfast. I had my Health Drink for Lunch. My Health Drink ingredients are pictured in this Instagram post.
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My Health food drink ingredients… mixed with whole milk or kefir. Matcha is high in Vitamin A. Green Superfood has many vitamins like vitamins K. Vital proteins is about 18 protein for only 70 calories plus collagen. Whole Milk has lots of vitamin D. When made with Whole milk Kefir it is even better for you / filling too #healthyfood #healthydrink #vitalproteins #teavana #amazinggrass
In America where Vegetable Oils are in everything and where I have to go to special stores to get foods made without it and order especially things without bread. I am wondering how I will find a balance where healthy can be easy. I am, however, now armed with new knowledge. I have yet to go grocery shopping to discover exactly what foods are healthy, not too overpriced and tasty.
I am glad I invested in artisan cheese last time I went grocery shopping. I am also glad I invested in some good oats and better butter. I have yet to find the best source of butter for a good price in my area, but I will be searching.
I need to give the Food Co-op another visit as well. They have the good eggs and milk.