The Truth About Obesity: 8 Common Misperceptions and Why Body Ecology is the Ideal Obesity Solution. Part 1
Like many Americans, you may be worried about your weight, but the diet industry does not make money if you lose weight and keep it off. The Body Ecology program is a better alternative that helps you stay naturally trim and healthy for life.
In the United States, more than 60% of adults are overweight , with 24% falling into the category of obese.1
At the same time, the diet industry posts $40 billion in revenue every year!2
How can so many people be obese when we spend so much money on weight loss?
Obesity is a complex problem, but a lot of information out there on food and fat is just plain wrong. Read on as we set the record straight about obesity and weight loss misconceptions.
Myth: Eating fat can make you fat.
Fact: You actually need to eat healthy fats to lose fat.
Body Ecology says: Healthy fats and oils are essential! You need a range of essential fatty acids from fats and oils to maintain a healthy weight and to keep your body functioning properly. The key is to choose organic, unrefined fats and oils.
Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), one essential fatty acid, has been shown to build muscle mass, regulate metabolism, and decrease chronic inflammation. You can get CLA from raw butter and the meat and dairy products from grass fed animals.
Find out how to choose meats and dairy products with the highest amounts of CLA by reading Good Meats vs. Bad Meats: Your Definitive Guide to How to Choose Healthiest Meat.
Coconut oil is another healthy fat, rich in essential fatty acids and ideal for cooking. It is anti-fungal, anti-viral and stimulates your thyroid, which regulates your metabolism. Body Ecology recommends organic gluten-free extra virgin coconut oil.
Don’t be afraid of healthy fats and oils! Include them in your diet, and you’ll look and feel better.