Episode 075: How Much Fat is Too Much & Cholesterol Myths

In today’s episode we’re tackling lots of questions about dietary fat including how much fat is too much, whether or not dietary cholesterol raises serum cholesterol and if fat really clogs your arteries. Plus, we’ll go into healthy fat sources, how to incorporate fat into your meals and snacks, signs that you need more fat and how to monitor and adjust your fat intake.

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Discussed in this Episode

Calories are a unit of measurement. They measure the energy potential within food

Fat is a “higher octane” fuel source than protein or carbs

Dietary fat is essential for health, hormone balance, fat loss, mood, focus and more

What’s the Deal with Cholesterol?

  • Cholesterol is a healing substance deployed to heal damage within the body
  • Inflammation & stress lead to damage
  • Chronic carb consumption and processed foods initiate damage
  • Cholesterol is so critical to human health that every cell in the human body can produce it and the liver can recycle it

How Much Fat Is Too Much

  • This depends on many factors including:
    • Your activity level
    • What else you eat at your meals
    • How often/how much you eat throughout the day
    • Your hormone balance
    • Your results
  • Start by incorporating a tbsp (ish) with each meal and snack
  • Monitor your hormonal biofeedback and waist/hip circumference to adjust up or down from there

Signs You Need More Fat

  • Low energy
  • Low libido
  • Lack of mental focus
  • Dry skin, hair and nails
  • Impaired performance during workouts
  • Low HDL levels
  • You’re a regular drinker (alcohol)

Resources

Why Calories Don’t Count 

Dos & Donts of Bulletproof Coffee

Fat Loss Food Guide

MCT oil

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