August 31, 2016

MostFit Trainer Tip - "Good" Fats Actually Make You Healthier

This week's Mostfit Trainer Tip is from Jackie Goodman, personal trainer and fitness instructor in Los Angeles CA.

Personal trainer Jackie Goodman Los Angeles

"Good" Fats Actually Make You Healthier 

For many years I thought I had to eat a fat free diet in order to be healthy. After many years of depriving myself of some delicious foods, I discovered that "good" fats actually make you healthier. Fats, like olive oil, coconut oil and avocado help your body absorb vitamins A, D and E. Not only that but woman who eat a diet filled with monounsaturated fat lower their risk of heart disease by almost 30%. Don't go crazy, 1/2 an avocado a day and a few tablespoons of coconut oil will do the trick. Keep your diet to 25 to 30% good healthy fat.  Some other great choices are a handful of olives, almonds or peanuts. Peanut butter or almond butter, and my favorite, sesame seeds.


One of my favorite recipes is No Bake Coconut Balls. I eat 2 of these every morning before I workout and they give me a ton of energy and keep me full.  They make a great dessert too if I want something sweet at night.  I make these in my Ninja mini chopper: 

1-2 tablespoons of coconut oil 

2-3 tablespoons of coconut butter (manna)

1 to 1 and a 1/2 scoops of vanilla protein powder 

3 large dates or a handful of chopped dates

A pinch of salt 

1 large tbs RAW, unpasteurized honey 

A handful of almonds (optional)

A handful of shredded coconut (optional)

Put it all in your mini chopper, mix it up, form balls with your hand and put in the fridge. Enjoy!