Many people wanting to lose weight eat a food low in fat or even fat-free. In fact, our body needs fats to continue to function properly. And did you know that you can also use fat to burn fat finally?
WHY DO YOUR BODY NEED FAT?
Fat is essential for your physical growth and development. Also, fat gives you energy, protects your organs and allows your body to absorb and process certain foods more easily.
WHAT KINDS OF FAT DO I NEED TO LOSE WEIGHT?
As one might already expect, all kinds of fats do not help to lose weight. For example, fries, pizzas, and hamburgers (saturated fat) are rather unhealthy and will make you fat. If you want to lose weight, it is important that in addition to the quantity, you also look at the quality of what you are absorbing. A good quality diet ensures that the cells in your body remain healthy, and it keeps your immune system at an optimal level.
Good fats are unsaturated fats (mono and poly) By consuming this healthy fat, you can achieve a lower body mass and have less abdominal fat. Unsaturated fat is found in, among others, nuts, fish, vegetable oils, and oilseeds. Saturated fats are less good, so it is better not to consume too much. They are fats of animal origin, and we are thinking here of dairy products and meat.
WHAT KINDS OF FAT SHOULD YOU AVOID?
Avoid trans fats as much as possible. This type of fat, also called trans fatty acids, are made from chemically modified unsaturated fats. This treatment is used to enhance the taste, shelf life, and texture of foods. Trans fats are found in, among others, margarine, cooking fat, cakes, and pastry.
HOW TO INTEGRATE HEALTHY FATS IN YOUR NUTRITIONAL PROGRAM?
To get more healthy fat, you can eat a small amount at each meal. The fat gets slowly digested. Thus you feel full longer and, automatically, you are less hungry.
Breakfast: eat a toast with peanut butter, prepare your oatmeal porridge with almond milk or add, for example, a tablespoon of peanut butter to the smoothie for your breakfast.
Snacks: Eat a small handful of nuts.
Lunch: for example, incorporate a few walnuts into your salad or spread a quarter of an avocado on a sandwich.
Dinner: Use olive oil when preparing your evening meal.
The fat is healthy but very high in calories, so always keep an eye on the quantities you absorb.