Calories or Macros Take Three!

Calories or Macros PART THREE!

Monday we discussed protein. Yesterday carbs. Today we are digging into FATS! An undereaten, undervalued nutrient that can do so much good for the body!

Fats are the third Macronutrient, last to be chatted about, but not least and are typically scattered between two categories, Saturated and Unsaturated.


I’d like to propose a new way of categorizing fats, Inflammatory and Non-inflammatory!

Fats are ESSENTIAL to your body as they make up the outer lipid bilayer that protects the cell as well as every single organ in your body including your brain…even your eyeballs! This is why it is SUPER important to EAT fats! The non-inflammatory kind that is!

So lets dissect the two categories starting with inflammatory fats.

Inflammatory fats are man-made and estrogenic fats that create a reaction in the body, the nervous system, in CELLS counter-productive to healing and homeostasis making it HARDER to just function. Basically it angers your cells and not only do you have to fuel them, you no have to call them down.

These man-made and estrogenic fats include margarine, canola oil, vegetable oil, safflower oil, soybean oil and trans fats. In fact, there are some really creative names out there for oils so if you don’t see if on the Non-inflammatory list, avoid it!

You will find these in common baked goods, fried foods, candies, chips, and so much more. Even mixed nuts!

Non-Inflammatory fats are naturally occurring fats that lesson inflammation and are able to be broken down and utilized by the body including: coconut oil, avocado oil, olive oil, grapseed oil, salmon, nuts, seeds, nut butters, REAL BUTTER, avocados, legumes, and dairy (yogurt/eggs)

While fats DO carry more calories per ounce than protein and carbs, it shouldn’t be your focus. The goal should be to have fats 2-3x a day.

I know, I know. You’re now confused and overwhelmed. I get it. I’ll help you sort it all out tomorrow. I promise.

Questions? Confused? Hit reply or message me!