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1 Easy Trick To Cut Down On 'Bad Fats' - Teri Cochrane

1 Easy Trick To Cut Down On 'Bad Fats'

There's a lot of talk about the various evils of fats, from weight gain to chronic disease states. But could one type of fat be doing more damage than others? 

“Sat Fat Bad” is a phrase I invented to help my clients remember exactly which fats are the best to avoid. Saturated fat is a dietary fat found in sources like saturated oils, red meat and processed cheese. These fats are linked to a rise in LDL (“bad”) cholesterol, as well as an increased risk of heart disease and stroke. 

I advise my clients to avoid an excess of saturated fats by:

Eating Wild:

Wildatarian meats like elk, venison and bison are some of the leanest meats on the planet, low in saturated fats and therefore healthier for our heart and liver function.

Reading labels:

Always, always read the label on a food before you buy it! If a food contains more than 10% of your daily value of saturated fat - avoid! For a 2,000 calorie diet, only 10% of your calories should be made up of saturated fats - any saturated fat intake beyond this may prove difficult for the body to metabolize. Typically, saturated fats come packaged - if you can’t read it, don’t eat it!


Help your body break down fats naturally by promoting healthy levels of bile salts and Hcl production in the stomach. Maintaining adequate levels of stomach acid and bile salt “scrubbers” as I call them, is essential for gut and liver health. 

I suggest a good Vitamin C (I like the BodyBio Liposomal C), a tablespoon of lemon juice or apple cider vinegar in a glass of warm water in the morning (unless you have ulcers), or better yet, Wild-Lytes sipped throughout the day for a boost of citrulline, Vitamin C and friendly mineral scrubbers. Stress Mover, which contains taurine - a precursor to bile salts - is also an excellent option. 

As a last note: While butter is a saturated fat, it is also rich in butyric acid, vital for creating short-chain fatty acids in the gut, which help feel good colonic bacteria. I recommend Kerry Gold - if it’s not *real* butter, it’s not butter!

To The Tru Of You,

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