Don’t be afraid of fat — the good kind of course!

Too often when people tell me they are on a “low fat” diet it means they are eating tons of nutritionally vapid and processed foods such as muffins, puddings, cereals, and yogurts. Basically, they are eating foods labeled “low fat.”

Chronically low fat diets can leave you deficient in a variety of nutrients, making you susceptible to, among other things, dull flaky skin, cold extremities, hormone imbalances, and poor control of inflammation.

BUT all fats are not created equal. Healthy fats should make up between 20% and 35% of your total calorie intake. READ MORE

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