What’s the best way to control calories and lose those bulgy kilos? Shun fat from your diet, you silly! Isn’t it the most obvious answer to the question? WRONG! I get it that fat is assumed to contain more calories per gram than proteins and carbs, so it makes sense to consume less of it …… but the concept is totally flawed. In fact, consuming a portion of hoary “demonized” fat can help you reduce weight and here’s how it works, every single-time. Yes! Every Single TIME
Swap some carbs with fats:
From a fat-loss prospective, substituting dietary carbs with healthy fat creates an optimal fat-loss environment. Yes, I totally stand by what I say. Here’s the reason. The amount of insulin, the major gatekeeper responsible for nutrient partitioning is directly related to the intake of carbohydrates. So lesser the carbs, lower will be the levels of insulin. Thus, the body will be able to readily reach-out and attack the fat pockets for energy.
Fat cuts Fat
On a biochemical level, consuming a dogmatised low fat diet doesn’t condition your body to burn fat, instead it ramps the enzymatic action to burn carbohydrates. Also, low-fat diets can severely hit the adipokines that are formed from fat cells in your body. Thereby, hampering the production of true fat burning hormone, Adiponectin which is responsible for enhancing your metabolism and curbing appetite.
Fats are more satiating
Does your low-fat diet leave you feeling hungry all the time? Then, probably its time to change it for good. Nuts, cheese and fish have a high fat content and on consumption they hit your small intestines and signal it to release CCK and PYY hormones, which play a vital role in appetite regulation. Thus, leaving you full and satisfied with a smaller portion.
Remember, the more satiated you are, the lesser are the chances of piling-on a second helping or even gorging on cheat snacks.
Segregate the good and bad ones:
Consuming monounsaturated fats, usually found in olive, peanuts, sesame seeds and avocados can help you amp up your good HDL cholesterol levels, fight belly fat and reduce the chances of plaque build-up in arties. Similarly, polyunsaturated fats found in fish and pork can lower LDL cholesterol levels, boost brain function and improve the immune system. While, the saturated fats and Trans fats are the ones you must avoid.
Caution! Fats are delicious and easy to over-consume, so make an effort to measure and consume only calculated amounts of fats.