Everybody has those friends who eat whatever they want, don’t go to the gym and never gain a pound. They’re blessed with a gifted genetic metabolism. The rest of us have to work at it, especially if you have hypothyroidism as I do. When it comes to staying fit, I’m high maintenance. When I appeared on San Antonio’s Daytime Nine, I shared a fat-burning secret: Go for the fats that burn fats, such as Malaysian sustainable palm oil. Palm oil is a healthy fat which nourishes your body.
Eating the right foods and avoiding diet-killing foods helped me lose 40 pounds and keep it off. I revealed all my secrets in my book, but the one I shared with Fox viewers involves metabolism-slowing fats. Many people love cheese, but few realize that two ounces of reduced fat cheese has 180 calories and 12 grams of fat. And even more if it isn’t a reduced fat variety. Don’t shoot the messenger. I also warned the viewers about coffee creamers. These add empty calories that may be stored as fat. Even the non-fat creamers are loaded with hidden sugars that may affect your blood sugar and slow weight loss. Drinking coffee black changed everything for me.
A better-for-you fat is Malaysian palm oil. I consider it a sustainable fat.
- It’s sustainably grown and produced. It’s good for our environment.
- It helps sustain your satiety. Try some drizzled over your lunchtime salad.
Malaysian sustainable palm oil is naturally trans fat-free. It’s also rich in vitamin E tocotrienols. This healthy nutrient protects our brain. It may even help limit cerebral damage if you have a stroke, as well as help accelerate recovery. Malaysian palm oil’s tocotrienols may also help with menopause symptoms. Research indicates that tocotrienols may help reduce bone loss and may increase bone formation.