Fat will make you lean
Healthy Unsaturated fats are very important for blood sugar balance and for steady energy levels as they are slowly absorbed through the intestinal walls into the bloodstream. Because of this slow absorption, they help slow down the speed at which carbohydrates shoot into the blood, like heroine (especially the lovely machine-broken down grains found in breads, cereals, and quick foods).
Fats keep you full for longer periods of time, thus preventing cravings due to low blood sugar. They also keep your brain and nervous system steady and sharp, rather than over-stimulated and then starved, as caused by excess carbohydrate intake. Unsaturated fats increase your metabolic rate and lower unhealthy cholesterol levels in the blood.
Fats are a part of every cell membrane within the body. They keep membranes healthy, flexible, and able to perform all the chemical reactions necessary to maintain homeostasis- meaning your body’s ability to keep healthy and functioning at optimum levels. When your diet is deficient in healthy fats, your cells are not able to perform their specific jobs, and your overall health and immune system will suffer. Get out of the eighties and eat fat at every meal if you have any desire to do what is right for your body. Replace that bread at lunch with 1 tablespoon of olive oil on a plate of vegetables. You will see and feel the difference that one change makes.