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5 Fats You Should Eat to Lose Weight

From the Show: HER
Summary: The next time you add an avocado to any meal, even though it is high in calories, you can do it with utmost confidence.
Air Date: 12/5/13
Duration: 10
Host: Michelle King Robson and Dr. Pamela Peeke, MD
Guest Bio: Chris Freytag
Chris FreytagChris Freytag is a top fitness expert, motivational speaker, contributing editor to Prevention magazine and an author of several books, including her latest e-book: Get Started with Clean Eating: A 14-Day Guide to Better Health! Chris shares her tips weekly on the Minneapolis NBC affiliate and on shows like the Today Show, as well as Lifetime TV. She has created dozens of workout DVDs to keep people motivated and moving. Chris is passionate about helping people live healthier lives, and she works with all groups of adults, kids, and athletes. She also is actively involved with several nonprofit organizations geared towards helping youth get active.
  • Book Title: Get Started with Clean Eating: A 14-Day Guide to Better Health!
5 Fats You Should Eat to Lose Weight
The F-word is frowned upon... no not THAT F-word. We're talking about Fat.

Well, guess what? It turns out that fat isn't always the enemy.

When trying to lose weight, you probably avoid fats and focus on clean and lean eating. But in doing so you have only gotten part of the equation right, causing your efforts to potentially be counterproductive and actually keeping you from losing weight.

If you’re constantly feeding your body quick energy in the form of carbs, processed foods and sugars, it never taps into stored energy (fat) and as a result, fat accumulates in and on your body.

You may have assumed that fats are bad without understanding your body's need for it. You need a balanced array of nutrients in your diet, including fat. Good unsaturated fats are filled with vitamins and can help lower your risk for diseases. They are vital to your nervous system, increase energy, make you feel fuller longer, all while helping you lose weight.

So the next time you add an avocado to any meal, even though it is high in calories, you can do it with utmost confidence.

Chris Freytag is a top fitness expert, motivational speaker, contributing editor to Prevention magazine and an author. He joins Michelle and Dr. Peeke to weigh in on which healthy fats you should incorporate into your diet and added guidelines to help you lose weight.
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