So you’ve probably heard by now that you need more “good fats” in your life.
You know you should be eating more salmon, and avocados are hotter than Kim Kardashian right now.
But maybe you’re thinking “Do I need Omega 3s? or Omega 6s? Olive oil or coconut oil?…”
I know it can get confusing. I’m here to help you out!
This is my secret trick to
get the nutritionist recommended amount of healthy fats
without ever “de-boning” a salmon.
For many of my Free-Spirited Babe’s Anti-Diet Protocol clients, the most common issue that comes up is lack of healthy fats in their diet.
That’s when they tell me “I’m not a big fish fan” or “I hate to cook fish” or “I kinda like sushi…”
I feel ya babe, I’m no chef, and are you supposed to buy it with the head still on or what?
But healthy fats are not something you can skimp on. They’re good for you, and you’re probably not getting enough.
You need to eat them every day, and here is how I recommend doing it!
Let’s Talk Omegas (sorry, not the frat boys)
Named essential fatty acids because our body can’t create them, we must eat them
Omega 3 & 6 are essential for:
- Skin health (dry skin? This is a common fatty acid deficiency sign)
- Reducing PMS
- Fighting fatigue
- Brain health
- Nervous system
- Immune system
Our bodies don’t have the enzymes to produce them and therefore we must get them from the diet. Different to most other fats, they are not simply used for energy or stored in the body, they are biologically active and have important roles in processes like blood clotting and inflammation (the good kind).
Why Good Fats Don’t Make You Fat
- Fats help you feel satiated longer because they digest more slowly. Therefore you will have less cravings in between meals
- Monounsaturated fatty acids help you store less belly fat
- Polyunsaturated fatty acids (especially omega 3s) result in a higher resulting metabolism (yes please..)
Ok you’ve waited long enough. Now that you know WHY you need them in your life here is my not-so-secret-trick to get them. This is by far the easiest recipe on my blog.
1.grab a jar
2.fill half the jar with organic flax seeds
3.fill the other half of the jar with equal parts sesame, sunflower and pumpkin seeds.
(No need to dirty a measuring cup, your peepers are the tool for this job. Eyeball it girl.)
4. Blend a tablespoon before eating
*If you’re feelin’ crazy, you can add chia seeds and hemp seeds like I did here
Keep your jar of goodness in the fridge to avoid damage to the fats from heat, light and oxygen
All you need is a tablespoon a day. Add it to anything and everything! Smoothies, soup, yogurt, granola, salads, you get it. That’s all folks. Super easy, and Lazy-girl approved.