I've lost over 90 lbs by doing the (Original) Belly Fat Cure and eating Healthy.
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Friday, November 8, 2013

Don't Be Afraid of FATS

Hi Friends,

I can't believe it has been this long (almost 4 years) since I changed my life completely and started eating healthy and lost nearly 100 pounds. I feel so good now that I am at a good weight, I share everything I learned and continue to learn with all of you.

I really do Love Jorge for writing the Original Belly Fat Cure Book. If it wasn't for that I never would have known I could get to where I am today. Of course it was 99% my determination and dedication of just simply NOT GIVING UP that got me here.

I wanted to talk about healthy fats and foods that we have not eaten too often or have been told it is too fattening to eat before.
Coconut Oil: I kind of rebelled on this one at first because when you read the label of how fattening it is, kind of scared me a bit. But it is so good for you and has so many health benefits. Here is a link about coconut oil.
I also use EVOO, Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

Avocado: I used to think of them as a once in a while fattening treat, but now I eat them every day if I have any. They are called a "SkinnyFat" and good for us.
Nut Butters: Another thing that we consider very fattening is nut butters. Peanut butter, almond butter, sunflower-cashew-hazelnut butters, even coconut butter.
I have learned by making them at home instead of buying from the store with all the CRAP in it, makes them very healthy and good for us. Even Dr. Oz said so too.

Even Cheese: Cheese is very fattening we all know that, but by eliminating all the BAD Processed CRAP from your diet, a little bit of REAL cheese (not the processed kind) is not bad for us either.

REAL Butter: Boy I used to avoid this stuff cause of the calorie content. I always used to eat low calorie margarine - which I know now that I was probably eating plastic... LOL

Eggs: We were always told that eggs are OK but too many are very bad for our health. Now I know REAL eggs have nutrients and stuff in them that is GOOD. Don't skip REAL eggs.

Nuts: Now I know nuts are fattening if you eat them the wrong way. I buy them raw in the bins at Sprouts. I store them in baggies in the freezer (learned that the hard way - LOL)
Eat them raw or If you want them roasted, do it yourself on a cookie sheet in a low temp oven of 300 for about 20 min - shaking every 5 minutes to make sure they don't burn.
I use them in recipes, snacks or to make healthy nut butters.

Coconut and almond flours: These are 2 things that I use ALL THE TIME now, but was very leery and scared to start using them at first. If you look at the nutritional values of the carbs and SUGARS - that might scare you - but I have learned that by using these flours and making my own healthy treats at home - makes a much healthier alternative to anything that you will ever buy in the store. Make sure to ALWAYS have a healthy treat ready and made in your fridge for when the SWEET MONSTER comes a callin.
I'm pretty sure mind looks like this... Cute but deadly...

OK - Love you all. I hope this helps in some way.

This is PurpleRosy signing off...

Keep on BFC ' n  :-)
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7 comments:

  1. I think I can honestly say...I've never been skeered of fats. It's sugar and pasta that had always been on my mind since high school even.

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  2. Rosie,

    You are SO smart!! I totally agree with everything that you said. :)

    You are amazing!

    Have a beautiful weekend! Treat yourself well and do something fun. :)

    With Blessings and Hugs,

    Linda in Western NC :)

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  3. You are such a good educator, Rosalie. You phrase things so clearly and you never fail to encourage. THANK YOU!!!

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  4. Cheese is very fattening we all know that, but by we are crazy about cheese pizza.

    Regards,
    Kopi Luwak

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  5. Rosalie, this was an Excellent post! Almost like reading a magazine article. I knew this info, but it was good to be reminded. XO!

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  • First make sure that you are staying under the 15/6. 15 sugars and 6 servings of carbs for the whole day. Thats no more than 5 sugars and 2 servings of carbs per meal.
  • Track all of your sugar/carbs. Add everything from your meal together and count them that way.
  • Try to stop eating whole grain carbs after 3pm.
  • Make sure you drink lots of water.
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