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Does Fat In Food Make You Gain Fat?


Why Are Dietary Fats Important?

On today’s episode of Live Lean TV, we’re clearing up the often confusing question, does fat in food make you gain fat, as well as discussing why dietary fats are important.

Today’s viewer question is from #AskLiveLeanTV Ep. 023.

Dex2Real on Snapchat says:

How many calories were in that “break the fast superfood smoothie” in a Live Lean Life episode 11?


Does Fat In Food Make You Gain Fat?

Brad: He’s referring to my Live Lean Life vlog series.

In episode 11, I share my “break the fast” superfood smoothie, which I take after my workout.

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Jess: You’ve shown that in several episodes because you do it every day.

Brad: Yeah, so I train fasted, and this is how I break the fast.

This is a power fat bomb smoothie.

When I say “fat bomb” I’m talking about healthy fats.

It has hemp seeds, chia seeds, flax seeds, and I put fish oil in it as well.

It has a lot of different sources of healthy fat.

Note: At the time of filming this video, I never actually put the ingredients into my meal planner software to figure out how many calories are in that smoothie.

If I had to guess, and put myself on the spot, I’m going to say 500-600 calories.

Jess: You’re pretty good at guessing because every time I have you guess the calories, you get it.

That’s the calorie range I was going to guess too, but I don’t know the exact amounts of the ingredients.

Update: here is the actual nutrition facts of the “break the fast” superfood smoothie:

  • Calories: 626
  • Protein: 35g
  • Carbs: 54g
  • Fat: 31g

Does Fat In Food Make You Gain Fat?

Jess: I’ve always thought it’s weird that dietary fat and body fat are both called fat.

I feel like there should be a different word for that because fat has become such like a negative word.

However, when we’re talking about fat in our diet, it’s such a healthy necessary component of your diet and nutrition.

It should be called something else.

Brad: Dietary fat is so important to your cells and hormones.

Jess: Exactly.

Unfortunately people are so afraid of it now.

Brad: Don’t be one of those people that comment, “you are what you eat”, meaning if you eat fat, you’re fat.

Obviously that must be why we’re so fat and obese 😝.


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