Consuming fat makes you fat, right? Not even close, friends. Only a consistent surplus of calories, in any form, can allow your body to gain mass. Fats are vital for mental and physical health, our own brain is made up of nearly 60% fat! Fat is also a precursor for sex hormones, which are extremely important for hormone function in both males and females. We tap into fat stores during longer bouts of energy use, like the classic yearly workout "Murph"! Fat also acts as protection against extreme temperatures and a protective cushion in the event of sudden impacts like a missed box jump. Great sources of dietary fat include: extra virgin olive oil, grass-fed butter, avocado/coconut oil, nuts, nut butters (no added oils or sugar), seeds, avocado, eggs, bacon, beef, and salmon...just to name a few!