2. Eat a HIGH fat diet – as long as they’re good fats!
Yes, you read that right. For decades, we’ve been told that a low-fat diet is the key to looking good. But in fact, the opposite is true.
Healthy fats all contain essential fatty acids like Omega-3s that result in more hydrated skin & shinier hair, as well as less redness & irritation. These good fats can be found in:
• Fish oil
• Wild-caught fish like fresh, cold-water salmon
• Micro-algae oil (this is the best source for vegans & vegetarians)
• Chia, flax & hemp seeds
The mistake that many people who have figured out that the low-fat trend was wrong, have decided that ALL fat is okay. This means they’re eating a lot of the pro-inflammatory Omega-6 fatty acids, like baked goods, margarine, corn, soy & vegetable oils.
These fatty acids especially when consumed in large quantities is incorrect & dangerous. Those foods should be avoided like the plague!
What about flax oil? That needs to be avoided too, because it’s oxidized, in all forms.
Eating plenty of good fats will have another positive effect on how you look – you can finally get rid of any unwanted belly fat!
By eating more good fat, fewer carbs & sugar, your body can begin to run on fat rather than on carbohydrates. You’ll look better, feel better & crave fewer carbs as a result.
Finally, by eating good fats, you’ll get plenty of collagen. You may have heard skincare experts talk about collagen, but what is it?
It’s a type of protein that is used in connective tissue in the hair, skin, nails, teeth & joints to keep them plump, strong & working properly.
Although your body naturally produces collagen, that slows as we age. By 40, we’ve already lost 15% of our production.
The good news is that you can eat collagen to supplement your natural supply. It’s found in chicken skin, chicken feet, bone broths & some cuts of meat.
But you don’t need these acidic foods to boost your collagen supply – healthy fats, dark green leafy vegetables & other alkaline foods like avocados, tomatoes, garlic, chia seeds & pumpkin seeds are all high sources of collagen.