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Big Fat Lies: The Truth about Low-Fat, Full-Fat & Your Waistline

From the Show: Mindful Medicine
Summary: Which fats you should be including more of in your daily diet, and which should you pass on?
Air Date: 10/29/14
Duration: 10
Host: Holly Lucille, ND, RN
Guest Bio: Sarah Corey, AADP
Sarah CoreySarah Corey, Healthy Lifestyle Coach, empowers men and women to take control of their bodies, careers, and relationships to lead a life of passion.

Sarah believes that healthy lifestyle change is not just about changing your diet, but also about investigating patterns, beliefs and behaviors sabotaging your efforts. Working together, she will help you develop obtainable goals fostering positive change to achieve long-term success.

Sarah is an AADP certified health coach, who received her nutritional training at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in NYC.

Here she studied under well know health leaders such as Dr. Andrew Weil, Dr. Mark Hyman and Dr. Barry Sears, amongst others.

She also holds a B.S in Management, Marketing and Electronic Media Arts from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Prior to become a Healthy Lifestyle Coach, Sarah worked as a management and technology consultant at Deloitte Consulting LLP.

Sarah is currently a forth year medical student, pursuing her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, AZ.
Big Fat Lies: The Truth about Low-Fat, Full-Fat & Your Waistline
If you eat fat, you might have this idea that you're going to get fat. But does eating fat really lead to weight gain, or is it just the kind of fat that you're eating?

There are several different types of fat that are both harmful and helpful to your health. The two types of fat that are known to be harmful to your health are saturated and trans fats. Saturated fats come from animal sources like red meat, dairy products and poultry. Trans fats typically are created when hydrogen is added into vegetable oils.

However, you DO need fat in your diet to be healthy. This may come as a shock, since you might have been told otherwise from doctors, researchers and friends. Fat is an energy source that helps your body absorb vitamins and nutrients that you need in order to survive.

Some forms of fat in your diet also have been shown to actually help you lose weight, reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease and lower your chances of developing diabetes.

These fats include monounsaturated fat, polyunsaturated fat, and omega-3 fatty acids. Monounsaturated fats can be found in food and oils, polyunsaturated fats are mostly found in plant-based foods and oils, and omega-3 fatty acids can be found in fish, nuts and plants.

What else do you need to know about fat and your diet?

Join Sarah Corey and Dr. Holly to hear more about which fats you should be including more of in your daily diet and which you should pass on.