Reach Your Ideal Weight
How would you feel if you could reach your ideal weight without being hungry? Well, today I’ll share something that can reduce your hunger, improve your heart health and help with weight loss all at the same time!
Confusion About Fat
I hit the streets to see what questions you had about FAT.
- Isn’t all FAT bad for you? – NO
- FAT is what makes you fat right? – NO
- Fat Free means I can eat as much as I want and still stay skinny, right? -NO
As you can see there’s a lot of confusion about FATs out there.
Healthy Fat vs Not So Healthy Fat
Not all FAT is bad for you. There are Healthy Fats and Not So Healthy Fats.
Not So Healthy Fats
One of the worst “Not So Healthy Fats” is Trans Fat The other type is Saturated Fat.
Most Trans Fats are made from oils through a food processing method called partial hydrogenation. Trans fats last longer on supermarket shelves. But they increase LDL (bad cholesterol) and lower HDL (good cholesterol) not a good combo for your heart!
For better health avoid foods that list Trans Fats or partially hydrogenated which is simply code for Trans Fat.
Saturated Fat can be found in both animal and plant products. It’s the animal / dairy type we want to stay away from. Just like Trans-Fats, Saturated Fat can raise overall cholesterol levels and increase your risk for heart disease.
Polyunsaturated and Monounsaturated fats are healthy fats. These are found in many vegetable and fish-based foods. Studies show that eating foods rich in monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats may improve blood cholesterol levels, which can decrease your risk of heart disease!
Some polyunsaturated fats contain Omega-3 Fatty Acids which are AMAZING for your health. Omega 3(s) may decrease your risk for stroke, heart failure and even reduce irregular heart beats!
Fatty fish, such as salmon, trout, and tuna contain the most omega-3 fatty acids. If fish isn’t your thing go nuts and include flaxseed, chia seeds, walnuts, and pumpkin seeds for Omega 3 goodness!
To improve your health switch out unhealthy Trans and Saturated Fats for Healthy Poly and Mono-unsaturated fats.
Healthy Fats and Weight Loss
How can healthy fats help with weight loss? Small amounts of healthy fats can help you feel full. You’ll be satisfied and less hungry. In addition, you’ll be improving your overall health and weight loss is one of the best side effects of a healthy lifestyle!