Do a simple, quick Google search on how to increase your fat intake, and it will become obvious how unpopular this concept is! Sure you can find tips on how to cut fat or my favorite, “Increase your metabolism by decreasing your fat intake.” If only that were true, we would all be walking around like fitness models! But trust me, with the incredible research becoming more widely known and accepted by the medical community regarding the benefits of increasing healthy dietary fats, you’ll soon find it hard not to see these tips everywhere. So let me offer you some of my favorite ways to sneak more fat into your diet, and you’ll be ahead of the game!
If you have access to humanely raised, grass-fed, organically fed meat and or wild fish, choose the fatty cuts like wings, legs, and keep that skin on! Since toxins are stored in fat, please choose these high-quality options.
Reinvent snacking. Instead of chips, fruit or cookies, opt for fat bombs! They are really fun to make and even more fun to dream up the many possibilities. Simply choose two fats you love. One of them should be a saturated fat, so your bombs congeal at room temperature. You can find my fat bomb recipe here.
If you tolerate dairy, enjoy full-fat cream and butter in your desserts, soups, and sauces instead of lower fat dairy alternatives like nut or seed milk. Same with coconut – stick with the full-fat version instead of the “lite” options. If you want to increase your intake of nuts or seeds, eat the real thing. They’re an excellent source of healthy monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats.