Fat makes you feel full and stops those pesky cravings. More than 60% of your brain is made of fat, so it makes sense that it’s what your body is telling you it wants and what it needs to function optimally. In addition, we need protein as it transports energy and oxygen around our body and repairs cells. Your body needs a certain amount of fat and protein every day, and research suggests that we simply keep eating until we give it what it requires. Eating well isn’t about eating like a rabbit, it’s about ensuring that your body is getting what it needs to prevent cravings and eating as close to nature as possible.
If you spend your day carbing out, you will crave more food because you haven’t reached your protein level. A lack of protein can lead to muscle weakness, a slow metabolism and even anaemia. Protein, like fat, helps you feel fuller for longer; your body has to use more calories to digest protein - so it not only burns fat, but supports your metabolism. Any meats, seafood, cheese, nuts, seeds and beans are great sources.
Feeding the brain with good fats is a detoxifier and a motivator. A Fatty Coffee is the best tool in your armoury to stave off the crave. It will keep you full, stop you from snacking and it will prevent the jitters. Your body is hardwired to use carbs as energy, meanwhile it stores the fat you consume. If fat is the first thing you consume, a switch will flick and your body will burn fat as your fuel instead. If you stay on the carb train, your blood sugar will constantly spike and you will spend your days trudging through a snackathon. However, if you become fat adapted, you will feel satisfied and be able to walk away from the biscuit tin with no regrets.
We have got you covered when you’re out and about: our MCT Powder sticks are the perfect travel companion to support those pesky cravings that are triggered the minute we walk out the door. We have dedicated a number of blogs to the power of MCT and How to WillPowder using MCT, which gives you all the information you need to become “fat adapted” and find your energy.
L-Theanine is a supplement that is the perfect fatty coffee partner as it inhibits the overstimulating effects of caffeine, aids sleep and reduces belly fat.
If coffee isn’t your bag, Matcha tea is a great alternative to add MCT Powder or Oil to. It’s an anti-inflammatory and great for autophagy as well.