A big part of your fat loss journey is learning how to avoid some of the common pitfalls that deter fat loss. In our book Met Flex for Fat Loss, we detail how and why it’s better to rely on fats while you’re at rest…And then flex your metabolism to run on carbs around your training.
Here are some tips on :
- A balanced diet of carbs and fats is necessary to achieve optimal performance. There is nothing magical about a low carb diet, and it will probably have a detrimental impact on your performance. Still, going low carb occasionally can be of some benefit.
- Relying too much on oils and butter to supplement your fat intake on low carb days is a big mistake; it’s too easy to end up in an energy surplus if you go overboard.
- You should get most of your fat from whole food sources like grass fed beef and wild-caught fish; these sources are rich in anti-inflammatory Omega 3s.
- Use butter, ghee, and olive oil in your cooking.
- Many people enjoy a Bulletproof Coffee w/ coconut or MCT oil in the morning.
If you’d like a more in-depth look at how and when you should (and when you should not!) be using oils in your nutrition, check out our article “Addicted to Oils.”