Over recent years, fat from food has gotten a bad rap. When mentioned, most people react like fat is a bad thing. And it can be. But it’s also one of the critical macronutrients of the three that the body needs to perform at optimal levels. These are protein, carbohydrates, and fat.
The issue that comes into play with fat from food is the type of fat and amount.
Think about it, cutting fat out of your diet will make you lose weight, right? Well, at least that’s what we have been led to believe by the many diet fads that advocate for zero fat when it comes to weight loss.
However, when you get down to the nitty-gritty of the food group that is fat, the truth about fats and dieting isn’t as black and white as most of us think. Yes, it’s true that fatty foods can come with the risk of increasing body fat. It’s also true that completely cutting fat out of your diet doesn’t bring about fast weight loss.