Ladies listen up! Why eating fats helps you lose fat. Hormone balance. - Bean

Fat has long been vilified in society as the primary reason for weight gain and heart related diseases. This is mostly down to recommendations in the early 70’s from the World Health Organisation to cut all fats out of your diet to eliminate such risks, how wrong they were!

Well we’re here to tell you that Fat is not the enemy, and it could actually be the missing ingredient in unlocking your fat burning metabolism!

One of the fundamental aspects of weight loss is ensuring that hormone balance is at an optimal level in the body. If we are not getting fat into our body then we are seriously limiting the effectiveness of the cells within the body, as our cells are less permeable to hormone entry without it.

Sadly, this doesn’t mean we can become best friends with all things chocolate, but it does mean we don’t need to starve ourselves of all those good fats our bodies really need.

Good fats, otherwise known as unsaturated fats, can be found in many everyday foods such as:

    • Nuts
    • Seeds
    • Avocados
    • Coconut oil
    • Oily fishes
    • Olive oil

Some of these foods also include essential omega3 fats, the clues in the word essential! Our bodies cannot produce any of these healthy fats on their own and therefore they have to be included in your diet.

It is VERY important to remember however that fat is the most calorie dense of the macronutrients, with 9kcals per 1g of fat consumed and therefore must be consumed in the correct amounts in order to mean you are not going over on your daily calorie intake and gain weight!

But you don’t need to worry about al this, we’ve done the hard work for you!
With the Bean Lite programme we have planned our meals to be well balanced with carbohydrates, proteins and essential good fats. Our meals are tailored to your calorie requirements in order for you to consistently lose body fat at a steady, safe, and sustainable rate.

So remember, fat is not the enemy and good fats could actually be the secret to balancing your hormones in the body and unlocking your fat burning metabolism!