Three Fat Facts to Fast-Forward Your Weight Loss & Good Health Efforts
When trying to lose weight, the top strategy for many is to skip fat at all costs. Here are three reasons that won't work.
- Not all fat types are bad: Trans fats and saturated fats should be off the list all the time - even when you're not when trying to lose weight because they not only contributed to abdominal obesity, but raise your cholesterol and increase your risk for heart disease, too. Monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats, however, do just the opposite, helping you to lose weight, lowering cholesterol and reducing your heart disease risk.
- "Fat-free" doesn't mean it's healthy: Some believe that eating lots of foods labeled "fat-free" gives them a pass on eating all they want. Not so. Turns out many fat-free foods actually are high in sugar, refined carbohydrates and calories. In fact, obesity rate in America have doubled in the past 20 years, coinciding with the so-called "low-fat revolution."
- Cravings can be crowded out: Take it from those living in Mediterranean cultures. Their diets are rich in whole foods including vegetables, olive oil, nuts, seeds, fish and whole grains. They're healthy, but filling and will help nix your cravings for saturated fat, refined starches and sugar.
Maximize your weight loss efforts with a shift in your thinking about fat and a call to the Metabolic Research Center at 800-501-8090.
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