Somewhere on this site it was noted that your body will "hold on to whatever it doesn't get enough of....." and in applying that same principle to your meal plan, what's the reason there are no food portions dedicated to (healthy) fat source? Unless I'm missing something, I only see carbs and protein being represented. ??
(Am not trying to judge nor trying to argue for adding in the fat, just trying to learn and distinguish between two conflicting meal plans.)
I ask because a friend of mine was being trained with a Muscle Mag nutritionist and they had her eating 3 level TB of peanut butter a day (Laura Scudder's, not the hydrogenated kind) and when I questioned her as to why, she was saying that although you're trying to lose fat, you still need to give your body SOME fat or you're going to meet with resistance and it's not going to want to give up any fat at all. ?
Your thoughts? Physiological explanation you can offer on this?
Hi there, Essential fat is in the Beverly internationals women's sample plan that I posted, but I will edit and make sure it is bolder. Listed in the plan are 2 Ms Fitness EFA's and or 2 Tablesthingys of Flax Oil Daily as well as the fat that is in all of your meat/protein sources. I definitely believe in Good fats/essential fat. I have written about it quite frequently on this site in various posts. I wholeheartedly believe in the 40 protein 30 fat 30 carbs plan. That is why I constantly recommend that people read Ann Louise Gittleman's books. She is the best-selling author of over 25 nutritional books and she definitely believes in adding Good Fats/Essential fats to our diets. A great book she has written on the subject is called Eat Fat Lose Weight. Ann Louise says "Fat is the satiety nutrient." Also a great online resource to collect all of the recent research and news about EFA's is www.FATSforHEALTH.COM
So in answer to your question, Good Fat is essential in any healthy eating regimen.
(Examples of Good Fats/Monounsaturated Fats Polyunsaturated Fats;canola oil, olive oil and flax seed oil ,salmon and fish oil, as well as corn, soy, safflower and sunflower oils, nuts etc.)