Eat Fat to Stay Slim – Seems Weird but true
Eating Fat - Seems a bit counter intuitive, doesn't it?
That is why most dieters are afraid of fat. The common fear is that eating too much fat will eventually make you fat.
There is some truth in this, but as usual some diet promoters has taken this to extremes.
The American Heart Association says that dietary fats are essential for the health and well-being of your body. Fat is a nutrient that promotes cell growth, hormone production and protects your vital organs while supplying energy.
But not all fats are good for you. It’s important to know that fat comes in several forms: Saturated and Unsaturated.
The bad fats like saturated fats are solid during room temperature (think butter) while monounsaturated and polyunsaturated comes in liquid form like oil.
Saturated and trans fats are your bad fats as it raises your cholesterol (LDL) levels in your blood. Monounsaturated, polyunsaturated on other hand, is beneficial to consume as it lowers bad cholesterol levels.
More importantly, how does Fat help you lose weight?
The body requires three macronutrients for energy – carbohydrates, protein and fats. When you deplete fats from your body, you are directly affecting your metabolism as your body doesn’t receive the nutrients that it needs. Metabolism is necessary for your body to burn fat when you’re resting. You can easily measure this through the use of an electronic scales.
(P.S We highly recommend getting your own so that you can track your progress easily!) - Use a notebook to keep track.
Healthy unsaturated fats like almonds and avocados help keep you full. This prevents you from overeating. Other examples include fish, seeds, leafy vegetables, olive oil or even avocado oil.
It defeats the purpose of weight loss and reducing your cholesterol levels if you’re eating the bad fats.
Fats should be part of your diet but make sure that you eat the good ones!
Remember, you don’t have to compromise your diet in order to achieve your goals. You can still enjoy the food you eat – just do it where you know what you are putting in your mouth. (Not what is shown in the above picture).