Yeah, even saturated fat serves a purpose. Everyone needs a tiny bit of it on a daily basis -- saturated fat insulates organs and aids in building cells.
Jules Victoria said:
But you need fat in your diet. There is almost no nutritional value to lettuce (depending on the lettuce - and then still very little) you cannot live off lettuce!!!
As I said, it's not about eating as little as possible (or as few calories) and exercising as much as you can to lose weight.
You will go into starvation mode and you will hang on to fat. Now, I'm not saying that you have to eat meat. Just that you don't have to be a veggie or vegan to lose weight. You need to give your body the good fats (from healthy meat, avocado, seeds, particular oils, etc) so you can function hormonally (especially for women) or your body will hang onto anything it can get for dear life.
One thing to keep in mind is that we are all different and no one rule works for everyone.
The other thing is that if you are eating fake foods (processed, manufactured, etc) or ingesting lots of pesticides then your body will hang onto fat to protect itself from the fat soluble toxins you are ingesting.
Oreos are vegan... doesn't mean they're good for you.
soaring eagle said:
lean meats still have more fat content then a head of letuce
updated by @laura-earle: 07/23/15 07:37:55AM