Today we’re going to talk to you about the importance of fats in your diet.
For a long time fat was consider the devil in terms of weight-loss, fortunately for you, more and more research has been conducted that suggests a diet that includes fat can actually aid you in your weight-loss goals.
For starters, eating fat releases hormones in your body that play a key role in curbing your appetite and keeping you fuller for longer.
Increasing your fat intake should mean lowering your carbohydrate intake though (bread, pasta, potatoes, oats etc..). Reducing carbs means you body can stabilize your blood sugar levels better and allow you to more easily burn body fat for energy.
A low-carb and higher fat diet has even been shown to reverse type 2 diabetes!
Here are some examples of healthy fats you should add into your diet:
-Nuts, (eaten whole, added to salads or chopped up with yoghurt for a healthy granola)
This is not to say that it should be a free-for-all when it comes to that jar of peanut butter. Fats are not a calorie-free food and should be eaten with moderation, however, if you are eating a lower carb diet then your fat intake will need to be increased accordingly.
There are also some fats that are unhealthy. They include trans fat and inflammatory vegetable oils. Unfortunately, these fats contribute to inflammation, which plays a role in nearly every chronic disease on the planet. So look out for hydrogenated oil as an ingredient in foods you eat and try to avoid it.
Try a higher fat, lower carbohydrate diet for a few weeks and see the difference!