Even people on a diet want to enjoy themselves and strike the right balance between weight loss and feeling satisfied after a meal. Anyone can lose a lot of weight very quickly, all they need to do is to stop eating anything. This approach is not advisable and it is definitely not enjoyable. If you enjoy, or can find some enjoyment in what you are doing, you are more likely to succeed.
Fat content in food has a bad reputation but there are beneficial fats in some foods that will not make you overweight when consumed in moderation, and some may even help you to lose weight. These “good” fats also have other qualities that are beneficial for general health.
Omega-3 Fatty Acids help to reduce the risk of a heart attack and they are thought to assist weight loss by improving blood flow to the muscles during exercise. Omega-3’s also stimulate the enzymes that help fat to be used as energy. High Omega-3 content foods include Walnuts, grass fed Beef, Sardines, Anchovies, Salmon, Mackerel, Brussel Sprouts, Seaweed (you can eat it), Spinach, Broccoli, Chia Seeds and Flaxseeds.
Lauric acid is found in Coconut Oil. Some studies have found that Coconut oil can reduce belly fat, it is also believed to reduce cholesterol, among other benefits. Coconut oil can be used as a cooking fat. You can add it to smoothies and other blended drinks, You can flake it into yogurt or peanut butter or just try a spoonful straight.
Stearic acid can be found in quantity in Cocoa butter. It reduces feelings of hunger and by doing this, it can help you to lose weight. The most enjoyable way to eat Cocoa butter is by consuming dark chocolate. Cocoa butter also has other health benefits.
Oleic acid can help to make you feel less hungry, among other health benefits. Oleic acid can be found in eggs, cheese, olive oil, nuts, and avocados.
∗Omega-3 Fatty Acid suggested dosage for weight loss is about 1000 mg per day. You can take too much, so don’t overdo it.
∗Lauric Acid suggested dosage for weight loss is about 2 tablespoons of coconut oil a day.
∗Stearic Acid can be taken in the form of about one square of dark chocolate per meal.
∗Oleic Acid suggested intake for a dieter is about 2 tablespoons of olive oil per day. Also, a couple of eggs a day is not excessive. Exact portions for foods should be part of a diet plan.
Moderation and a varied diet is recommended, and eating foods containing these fats is preferable to supplements. The one advantage of supplements however, is that you know the content value of each pill as it is printed on the label. You can still calculate your fat intake when eating food but it takes more research. Diet plans containing this information in recommended menu form are an invaluable resource in this regard.
Not all fats are bad, just because something is named a “fat”, it does not mean that it will encourage weight gain. The body actually needs certain natural fats in order to function correctly. In the last several years studies have started to question the wisdom of the previous decades worth of advice about diet, food and weight loss.