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Weight Loss: Week Four

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Weight Loss: Week Four

Love Your Fat. Welcome back for the fourth week of learning about your body and losing a few pounds in the process. If you have been following the dietary information in the last three posts you should be feeling a few pounds lighter. Now is the time to bring together the three essential components of any good eating plan: a balance of protein, carbohydrates and fats. This week let’s take a look at what some people fear more than their mother-in-law. Fats.

If there is one component of food that has been shamefully maligned in the American diet this is it. Americans harbor an unhealthy love/hate relationship with fats, which is ironic since they are the building blocks for your cell membranes, your hormones and play key roles in many other body functions. You need to obtain 20-35 percent of your calories from high quality fats in the form of organic vegetable oils, nuts, seeds, and for non-vegetarians, fish and moderate amounts of animal protein. That can look like approximately 60 grams of fat for women on a 2000-calorie per day diet.

Fats make food taste good and leave your body feeling satisfied. Nutritional research has shown that low-fat diets do not work, that trans-fatty acids should be avoided and including Omega-3 Fatty Acids (fish oil, flaxseeds, walnuts), on a daily basis can actually help you to lose weight.

Many years ago I followed a popular weight loss diet of the time. There was no fat allowed in any form and after two weeks I ecstatically weighed ten pounds less. I had eaten well, made all the recipes, exercised and loved my lighter body; but a few days later, I found myself eating mayonnaise right out of the jar. It was my first lesson in what can happen when the body is deprived of what it so vitally needs. Like a rubber band stretched taut it can only snap back in the opposite direction and watch out when it does. Many an eating disorder began by depriving the body of its essential fatty acids.

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Delia Quigley is the Director of StillPoint Schoolhouse, where she teaches a holistic lifestyle based on her 30 years of study, experience and practice. She is the creator of the Body Rejuvenation Cleanse, Cooking the Basics, and Broken Bodies Yoga. Delia's credentials include author, artist, natural foods chef, yoga instructor, energy therapist and public speaker. Follow Delia's blogs: and. To view her website go to


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