Why Healthy Fats Actually HELPS You Lose Fat
Did you know that eating healthy fats can actually help you to lose weight? You have probably heard about "good fats" before and are probably wondering what they are, and how to tell the difference between good and bad fats. What are the good fats that help you lose fat (as in chubbiness) and the fat that is simply stored in the body?
First of all, stop getting your information from the supermarket! Many products that claim to have low or no fat are painting an inaccurate picture of how the system really works. There are different types of fats, and some fats are vital to body and brain function. Doing without fats is not an option.
Types of Fats
Ideally, you want to eat good fats and burn them. Bad fat is stored and eventually causes weight gain and unsightly bodily flaws. Let's start by considering the major types of fats. Monounsaturated fats come from mainly plaint oils and are healthy when used in moderation; food items like canola oil, peanut oil, and olive oil. Some fruits like avocados and certain types of nuts and seeds contain monounsaturated fats.
Polyunsaturated fats include Omega-3 fatty acids, and are found in food items like sunflower, flaxseed oils, corn, soybean, walnuts, flax seeds and fish. These are anti-inflammatory fats. Saturated fats typically come from meat and dairy products, as well as a few vegetable oils like coconut oil and palm oil. Your intake of saturated fat should be limited, as there is no healthy purpose in eating these fats; in fact, the body creates as much saturated fat as you need just by digesting good fats.
Trans-fat foods are the worst types of fats to eat, as these are created by heating vegetable oils with hydrogen gas. This process preserves natural vegetable oils but increases cholesterol, which is the primary case of so many health problems.
Omega 3 fats are the best types of fats to consume, since they balance out Omega 6 fats and other unhealthy fats. In fact, an improper balance of good and bad fats is why many people experience health problems.
The Role of Leptin
Not only do these good fats restore balance but they can also help your body respond positively to the hormone Leptin. Leptin is the key to weight loss (or bodybuilding) success. Leptin sends signals to your body and brain that suppress your appetite and increase your metabolism. Thanks to this process you also increase your thyroid output; and the thyroid is directly involved in regulating metabolism.
Most importantly, Leptin causes your body to burn fat for energy. This is precisely what you need to do to get rid of fat--burn it! By taking in too many bad fats, you are inhibiting the function of Leptin. When Leptin isn't doing its job you feel hungry. You store fat rather than burn it.
Did you know that some studies have been performed suggesting that even people who do not exercise can still lose weight simply by increasing Omega 3 fats and decreasing bad fats?
Fat-Burning Foods Make Things Easy on You
You can see why eating healthy fats helps you lose "fat" in the sense of excessive amounts of stored fat. You have more "pure fat" to burn and thus can take off the pounds. In fact, you don't even have to work as hard when you do exercise, because you are no longer trying to shake off stored fat. You are burning fat in a healthy way and gaining muscle with every workout you do.
Burning stored fat is indeed a difficult task, so it's little wonder why overweight people tire so easily when they try to burn off calories without also changing their diet. It actually takes less energy to burn off protein and good fats than stored fat.
What are some popular fat burning foods that can help you get rid of that belly? Look for products like eggs, low-fat (or non-fat) dairy products, beans, oatmeal, olive oil, whole grains, and lean cuts of mean.
Why fight an "uphill battle" if you know you can fight downhill with insider information? This is your inside tip. Eat good fats and burn them quickly. Avoid bad fats so that you don't even have to struggle getting rid of them! Now you're gaining momentum...losing weight is suddenly much easier!
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