Cutting Through the Fat

Uncovering the Truth about Nutrition

MYTH: All Fats are Bad for you

Not all fats are bad for you! While Saturated and Trans fats are not good for you, Monounsaturated and Polyunsaturated fats are necessary!

Some Fat Facts:

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But I want to Get Rid of IT!

Exercise! Fats and other energy sources are burned off when you exercise

So What do I Eat?

Include More: Monounsaturated Fats, Polyunsaturated fats. These fats are found in healthy foods and help build good cholesterol (HDL).

Limit: Trans Fats, Saturated Fats. These fats are unhealthy, often found in snack food and meats, and build the bad cholesterol (LDL).

What Exactly is Cholesterol?

Cholesterol is a fat substance in your body.

You need some cholesterol to survive, as it helps make hormones and vitamin D.

There are two types- Low Density Lipoproteins (LDL) and High Density Lipoproteins (HDL).

LDL: Low Density Lipoproteins are often considered the "bad" cholesterol, as too much can increase your risk of High Blood Cholesterol. However, you need a healthy amount of this type to survive. LDL Cholesterol carries cholesterol into your blood stream.

HDL: High Density Lipoproteins are considered the "good" cholesterol. This type carries cholesterol out of your body into the liver, which then gets rid of it

Is this just a fancy way to call me fat?


There are distinct limits that define being obese, overweight, underweight, or perfectly healthy.

BMI , or body mass index, is used to directly measure this, and uses your height and your weight to be calculated.

If your BMI is less then 18.5, you are underweight

If your BMI is over 25, you are overweight

If your BMI is over 30, you are obese

Cool! So what's my BMI?

I don't know, but these people do
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