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Getting Lean: Eat Fat to Drop Fat
It may sound counterintuitive, but your body simply needs fat for its basic function. So don’t cut any bit of fat from your diet just because too much of it will set you back – too much of anything can be detrimental. Try to focus on the essential fats – monounsaturated fatty acids, which can be found in foods like nuts, seeds, avocados and dark chocolate. If you don’t get enough in your diet, that means you won’t be flushing out and replacing stored fat, which can eventually wear out its welcome in the body. “By consuming healthy fats, like coconut oil, on a consistent basis, you can train your body to burn the fat it’s holding in [loose connective] tissue,” Hale says. Fat is a requirement for boatloads of processes in the body, including brain repair. “Give your body what it really needs and it will be more willing to let go of old garbage it has been holding onto for too long.”
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