Do this, not that! Eat this, not that! It does get exhausting, doesn’t it? Well, before you completely brush off do’s and don’ts, there’s one last do I’d like you to know, especially if you’re trying to lose weight. Eating fat won’t make you fat any more than eating money will make you rich. In fact, not eating fat is one of the things that’s keeping you overweight and sick. Here’s what research has shown…
Research shows healthy fats support weight loss
Yes! Who would have thought? Healthy fats can help you shed kilos. Research has shown that those who eat high-fat diets have a much faster metabolism. And, those who consume low-fat, high-carb diets, have spiked insulin, which slows down metabolism and increases belly fat.
In one particular study conducted by Dr David Ludwig and his Harvard colleagues, they compared high-fat, low-carb diets with high-carb, low-fat diets. The high-fat group again did better. They ended up burning 300 more calories a day than the low-fat group. In fact, the high-fat group also had the most improvements in cholesterol, including lower LDL, lower triglycerides and lower levels of PIA-1. It didn’t end there. They also showed larger improvements with insulin resistance.
Are you what you eat?
Well, not really! It’s clear eating fat doesn’t make you fat. You see, in a lab, all calories are the same when you burn them in a vacuum. But your body isn’t a lab. Instead, it’s an intricate organism that juggles thousands of duties, simultaneously. And, because food is information that affects every function of your system, it can “switch on” disease or health genes. Also, food can influence your hormones, brain chemistry and immunity.
Most of your fat-cell biology is controlled by not only the quality but the type of food you eat. So, it’s remember to eat a whole-foods diet low in refined carbohydrates and low-glycaemic. But, high in fibre, as well as, quality fat including olive oil, avocados, eggs, coconut oil, nuts and seeds.