WOD – 04/20/18

Power Snatch: 3RM

500m/400m row
21 presses (85/55)
12 box jumps (24/20)

A common misconception among folks looking to lose weight is that fat is fattening. Despite numerous studies, expert commentaries and news articles debunking it. The message that eating fat leads to being fat is deeply ingrained in people who grew up hearing that about that cause-and-effect relationship all the time.

So many people believe that the amount of fat, or any fat at all, in a food is the main culprit for weight gain. In reality, fat does not make you fat.

We all need a certain amount of fat in our diet to help us absorb vitamins and minerals, boost energy, fight inflammation and aid muscle function. Fat will actually help improve your workouts and get you to your fitness goals. It can also help to fight constipation.

It is important to keep in mind that not all fats are alike. There are healthy fats that improve good cholesterol and bad ones like trans fats that do the opposite. By switching to a fat-free product, though, you are likely to take in much more salt and sugar, since those are added to make up for the flavor loss that comes from ditching fat. And salt and sugar if you’re lucky. The phrase “fat free = chemical sh*tstorm” started circulating a few years ago, because when fat (and a lot of the taste) is removed, companies try to make up for that lack of taste by throwing only god knows what into fat-free products.

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