Yes, your body needs fat, and you do need fat if you are trying to lose weight. But before to reach out to the closest McDonald’s, you have to know that there are different types of fat, and your body doesn’t like all of them.
Saturated fats : Not only will lead you to gain weight, but also will contribute to damage your health. They should be used with moderation, and definitely not part of your daily diet. These bad guys can be found in factory produced baked goods, fried foods, fast food…
Unsaturated fat : Our health allies. They help the body to absorb fat-soluble vitamins, unlike the saturated ones, they Increase HDL levels, also known as “good” cholesterol, thus reduce the risk to suffer a cardiovascular illnesses.
Despite even the healthy fats are still being demonized on weight loss diets, including them in our meals, can have a very positive impact. Healthy fats are highly satiating, so you’ll feel you full for longer, and won’t feel the need to eat between meals. A good diet to help fat loss, should include a balance of nutrients, without drastically restrictions in carbs, or fats.
That being said, fat is a pretty caloric food, thus should be measured and adjusted to your needs. Healthy food is not a free-pass for eat unmeasured amounts.
Where can I find healthy fats?
Healthy fats can be found in foods such as:
- Coconut and olive oil
- Peanut butter
- Whole eggs
- Greek yogurt