Should You Really Cut Out All Fats?
The Lowdown On Fat
I’m surprised at how many people know they need to cut back on fat and actually think that means cutting all fat out of their diet. Unfortunately, if you cut all fat out of your diet, you’re going to be doing more harm to your body than good. If you want to give yourself the best chances of successful weight loss, you need to learn the difference between the good fats and the bad fats.
The Bad Fats
Yes, there are fats you need to cut out from your diet, but your body does need fat in order to function properly and that means knowing which fats you should be cutting out. First and foremost, get rid of all of the trans fats. Trans fats really serve no purpose and they can wreck havoc on your body. If you see a food containing trans fats, don’t buy it. If you already have it in your fridge or pantry, throw it out. Saturated fats are another type of fat you want to avoid. Saturated fats can cause cholesterol issues and can inhibit your weight loss success.
The Good Fats
Now that you know which fats you should avoid, it’s time to discuss the fats your body actually needs. First and foremost, if you want to lose weight you need to make sure you are getting enough Omega 3 in your diet. You’ve probably heard this before and you probably are at least a little familiar with the benefits Omega 3 offers, but did you know Omega 3 is technically a fatty acid? Yes, Omega 3 is an essential fatty acid that your body needs in order to function properly.
If you want to get enough Omega 3 in your diet, you need to eat a heck of a lot of fish. However, you can get all of the Omega 3 you need by taking a pharmaceutical grade fish oil pill. One that I highly recommend can be found at this fish oil website.
Fats that are found in nuts, cholesterol and olive oil are high in monounsaturated fats. Monounsaturated fats are another type of fat that your body needs in order to function well.