WE KNOW THE GENDER! But first you have to read all about fats because I’m feeling extra large now that I know there’s a little baby ____ bouncing around in there 😉
For decades you’ve heard to cut back on your saturated fats. Why? Because they lead to clogged arteries and heart disease. Is this true? Kind of…
When you ask whether saturated fat is good or bad, the question should be, “Compared to what?” Compared to polyunsaturated fat from vegetable oils, saturated fat is clearly more harmful to the heart. But compared to trans fat, saturated fat is healthier. Compared to carbohydrates, a category that includes starches and grains as well as sugary foods, saturated fat is probably neutral. But compared to refined carbohydrates—the kind found in white breads, most breakfast cereals and snack foods and sweets, for -instance—many foods with saturated fat appear to be a better choice. They also seem less likely than refined carbohydrates to raise heart disease risk.
Interesting information about a once MUST AVOID food.
Now in this next section, when I talk about how much we need fats, I’m not talking
I’m talking these fats…
Why are fats important? From Dr. Sears…
Fats provide energy. Actually, the MOST energy gram for gram.
Fats build healthy cells.
Fats build brains.
Fats help the body use vitamins.
Fats make hormones.
Fat provides healthier skin.
Fat forms a protective cushion for your organs.
Fats should make up 20-35% of your daily caloric intake (different studies vary between those numbers). Fats help keep you FULL! I keep hearing people on low-fat diets complaining about how starving they are… well that’s because you aren’t eating things that “stick to your ribs” like my Dad always says!
So, my take home message… then I’ll reveal 😉 Don’t be scared of fats. When eaten the right way, they’ll actually cause you to eat LESS because you will be more full.
Ok, ok ok… I know some of you cheated and scrolled down to here so…I promise Gentry is super excited. I just happened to turn off Sesame Street in order to take this picture, so she was a little mad at me at the moment.Our reaction: We. Are. SO. Relieved. Don’t get me wrong, a little boy would’ve been nice, but we both wanted two closets full of pink tutus and tiaras. Plus, I have this girl name I’m in love with, still trying to convince Justin it’s perfect. Never have I ever had a boy name I loved. Some people asked if we were sad we wouldn’t be having a boy (since this is probably our last attempt) and guess what WE AREN’T! We are perfectly happy with that God gave us.Justin and Macon, watch out. You are now officially outnumbered.Although we almost didn’t find out Tuesday. Little missy had her thighs so tightly crossed we couldn’t see anything. I had to get up, go to the bathroom, massage my belly, roll all around, and then she gave us “the show.” Justin said she can now keep those thighs together though 😉Don’t forget to link up your Baby Bump Updates below!!Double gender mamas… do you feel like you’ve missed out on something? Or if you aren’t a mama, how would you feel?Anyone not find out the gender? How do you do it?What’s your favorite saturated fat?!