I hope you all had a fantastic weekend so far! Yesterday I planned to go on a longer run but unfortunately my thrombosis leg felt a little funny. Not that it was really swollen but enough to make me decide I was not going to push my luck. In the evening I celebrated my birthday with my friends and I had a pretty good time 🙂
Today I feel surprisingly fit! Most probably because I indulged in a holy lot of guac 😉 How convenient that this leads me this weeks Spill it Sunday topic. So let’s talk about fat.
1. What is your favourite fat source?
But I think most of my fats come from nuts and almonds. You know I always tell you how I have to stop with all the picking and nibbling. This is almost always nuts or trail mix I am nibbling on. Avocado is obviously also a winner in my books!
2. What is your favourite nut? What is your favourite nut butter?
I love nuts! And my favorite nuts of all times is macadamia nut followed by coconut. For convenience I indulge in almonds and cashew nuts though. Funny enough my favorite nut butters are peanut butter and hazelnut butter 🙂
3. What fat is receives unfair flack?
I myself don’t eat too many egg yolks as I can’t digest them very well. Nevertheless I don’t get my head around the fact that egg yolks seem to be treated like the devil itself with so many people banning the yolks from their diet.
4. Link up a favourite recipe embracing fats (it can be your own or another bloggers!)
5. What is YOUR perception of this macronutrient?
For a long time I banned fat as much as possible from my diet. No cheese, no oils, nuts, no nut butters, no avocado… you get the point. I feared fat for a stupid reason. I thought fat makes my body store fat so I just allowed my self the absolute minimum. I can only shake my head in disbelieve now!
When I first started to re-integrate fat to my diet I was smitten by how much fatty foods satisfied me. Now I have to say that fat is my favorite macronutrient! Strange how things change. I need to watch my fat intake though as I easily overdo it a little. Ooops 🙂
6. What benefits do FATS play in YOUR personal eating habits?
Fat is a very important source of energy as well as it provides the body with essential substances that help to build cells. It also is fuel for the brain. It helps you concentrate and helps to build hormones. WE NEED FAT! From my personal experience I have to say that when I stopped denying myself to have fat I started to feel better and finally became healthy again.
So now I have to decide whether I am up for a run or want to chill a little longer on the sofa. I am ambivalent but the sofa has pretty good chances to win. I think I need some eggs first!
Thank you Arman for highlighting a great topic again.
Yolks or no yolks?
Hope you have a lovely Sunday!