Fats can be healthy. That’s something most us have heard but never believed. We are part of this system where in order to lose weight or be healthier, we are usually introduced to diets that are low in fat.
The problem here is that these conventional low fat diets have proven to be bad for us. Studies show that fats are not the enemy, and we should add them instead of avoiding them. One thing is certain here, our bodies need fats to work, they are its fuel.
In this post I’m going to tell you how to take advantage of fats in foods and how to use them to lose weight and get healthier.
Should you stop counting calories? As many as two-thirds of American adults are overweight or obese. For many of them, the cure is to start calculating calories in food. Yet there is not many attempts which leads to sustained weight loss. These unsuccessful attempts doesn’t only lead to individual tragedy, it also ends up becoming a very expensive cost for the country. Up to date, the obesity cost in the United States comes down to more than $148 billion in health care. A vast amount of money for the society, and an even bigger suffer for the person, who desperately is trying to lose weight, but isn’t able to.
These days there’s a lot of talk about “nutrient dense” foods, but many of us are asking the question “what are they and why should I eat them?” To put it simply, nutrient density means how many nutrients you get from a food, given the number of calories it contains. When we eat “nutrient rich” foods we get concentrated amounts of vitamins, minerals, fiber, essential fatty acids and phytonutrients, without the added ingredients that increase calories and our waistlines.
Skipping Meals? When you deny yourself of food, you’re depriving your body of the necessary fuel to function. Being low on energy inhibits the ability to make wise decisions, which will ultimately lead to making unhealthy diet choices.