Fat is your enemy when it comes to losing weight (quelle surprise right). I’m going to show you how to get it under control in today’s blog post.
Consuming calories in excess of your daily caloric needs is one of the main reasons that more adults are overweight today than ever before.
Fat is an interesting topic when it comes to living a healthy lifestyle. There are a couple of fatty acids that your body needs but it cannot produce. The only way you can get these fats is to consume them on a regular basis. These are the essential fatty acids which you’ve probably heard of – omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids.
To complicate the matter further not all fats are “good fats”. Although these fatty acids are essential for your body to function optimally, I’m sure you’ve heard of saturated and trans fats. These are bad for you and need to be avoided at all costs.
And just when you thought things couldn’t get any more complicated, remember the energy formula I told you about? Well that holds for all fats and in regard to calories consumed to pounds added, all fats are equal.
What does this all mean then? Well to keep your body working optimally while ensuring you don’t consume too much fat; I suggest you follow these simple guidelines.
- Replace trans fats and saturated fats with the healthier fats which are monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats.
- Limit fat in each meal, that’s breakfast, dinner and tea to be a total of 10 grams per meal. When reading food labels this is the total amount of fat (not just the saturated fat).
- Remove fat from snacks – replace unhealthy snacks with fruit and veg alternatives.
I’ll leave things here for today. In a future blog post I’ll go into detail on the different types of fat and which foods you can find them in so once again, our subscribers will be notified when this new blog post gets released.
Check out this article for further information on the different types of fat and the foods they are found in: Fighting The Fat