Fat Is Not The Enemy

Fat Is Not The EnemyFor those hoping to have successful long-term Brevard County weight loss, the word “fat” used to describe foods can conjure images of greasy cheeseburgers, fries, pizza, and packaged cakes and sweets.

Fats have gotten a bad rap over the years leading people to believe, inaccurately, that eliminating all fats from their diet is the only way to lose weight.

With this frame of mind in place, corporations began creating low-fat versions of everyday treats and foods. The average consumer, believing that low-fat means better for you, scooped up these foods completely unaware that they were now consuming massive amounts of sugar and processed foods used to add flavor.

These “low-fat” foods can lead to intense sugar cravings and ultimately stall weight loss. It sounds good but the truth of the matter is that it isn’t.

Your body needs a healthy amount of fats from the foods you eat to function properly. With all the so-called “diets” out there touting the fat free mantra it is easy to get confused. Eliminating fats in the short term can lead to weight loss but that loss is only temporary.

Bottom line: Your body needs fat. Not too much. Not too little. When you consume the proper type of fat in the appropriate manner they work for you and can actually assist you in losing those extra pounds.

There is no need to be wary of fat. Fat gives you energy and helps your body absorb vital nutrients such as vitamin A, E, K, and D along with other fat-soluble vitamins. It keeps you full and helps you push through your workouts as well.

Fats obtained from the foods you eat, otherwise known as essential fats, help your body clot blood, assist in brain development, and even contribute in the control of inflammation.

When adding fats to your diet you need to be aware of the types of fat contained within foods. Because we cannot make fats on our own, they must be consumed through the foods we eat. Saturated fats are the kinds you need to limit as they can contribute to a rise in LDL the nasty type of cholesterol.

It is suggested that saturated fats should only make up ten percent of your total daily caloric consumption. Read labels and increase your awareness to avoid this type of fat. Unsaturated fat, the other variety, when consumed in an appropriate amount can actually lower LDL and is essential to your health.

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