Should Avocados Be a Part of Your Weight Loss Plan?

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Avocados are a tricky food because they have a lot of calories and fat. Fat is not the best thing to add to your diet if your goal is to lose weight. So what's the big deal about avocados? People swear by them. They are in many foods that we love and they are the perfect example of a fatty food that is okay to eat on occasion. That is because avocados are a mixture of good and bad fats.

Good Fat - Bad Fat Scenario

Good fat offers nutrition and nutrients such as Omega-3 fatty acids, but they are fat. So what needs to happen if you want to lose weight is that good fats have to replace bad fats. Bad fats are mostly from animals while good fats are mostly from plants. Bad fats raise our bad cholesterol while good fats help to lower our bad cholesterol while raising our good cholesterol. The truth of the matter is that we need some fats in our diet. However, when you have stored body fat, and your goal is to lose weight, consider cutting back on both kinds of fat.

Tips for Selecting Good Fats

Maybe don't have avocado on the same day that you eat salmon. Salmon is full of good fats too. Losing weight is about consuming fewer calories than you burn in a day. Fats are easy energy that your body will use before it starts to burn that fat roll you keep trying to stuff into your jeans. If your goal is to get rid of that belly fat, eat less fat, including good fat.

  • Do use avocado instead of butter
  • Do use avocado instead of mayonnaise
  • Do use avocado instead of other fat-based products

The trick is to use good fats to replace bad fats but to also do so in moderation. Your goal should be to reduce the amount of fat in your diet so that your body must begin to use its fat stores.

For more information about tricks that help you lose weight and gain health, head over to the Metabolic Research Center. We offer outstanding weight loss support, resources, and we make it easy for you to adapt to a healthy way of eating. At the Metabolic Research Center, we believe in good food and that means foods that taste great and that help you lose weight too.


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