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5 Tips For Shedding Holiday Pounds

  • By Adam Kelinson
  • Published Jan. 6, 2014
  • Updated Jan. 6, 2014 at 7:42 AM UTC
Everyone's looking to shed excess pounds after a holiday season of indulgent eating.

4. Eat more fat.

It’s a hard concept to grasp, and as counterintuitive as it may seem, it’s the body that will do all the work while you get to enjoy the process. Like strength training, the method is all about increasing your basal body temperature and metabolism. It’s not a pass to go and grab a bucket of fries cooked in trans and polyunsaturated oils, but rather to incorporate some solid, unprocessed nutrition into your diet. MCTs, or medium chain triglycerides such as those found in coconut oil and butter from grass-fed cows, are very easily burned and used as energy by the body at the same time it’s utilizing other calories. Omega-3 fatty acids and Conjugated Linoleic Acid, those found in grass-fed meats, will also help increase the body’s metabolism and provide a solute for essential fat-soluble vitamins that will help maintain a solid overall nutritional foundation for the body.

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