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Science Says You Need Fat to Stay Slim

Science says you need Fat to stay Slim

Most dieters are afraid of fat. The common fear that eating too much of it will eventually turn you fat.

However, there’s half-truth in this.

According to the American Heart Association, dietary fats are essential for health and well-being of your body. Fat is a nutrient that promotes cell growth while supplying energy. These nutrients are also required for hormone production and protects your vital organs.

But not all fats are good for you. It’s important to know fat comes in several forms: Saturated and Unsaturated

The bad fats like saturated fats are solid during room temperature (think butter) while monounsaturated and polyunsaturated comes in liquid form like oil.

Saturated and trans fats are your bad fats as it raises your cholesterol (LDL) levels in your blood. Monounsaturated, polyunsaturated on other hand, is beneficial to consume as it lowers bad cholesterol levels.

More importantly, how does Fat help you lose weight?

The body requires three macronutrients for energy – carbohydrates, protein and fats. When you deplete fats from your body, you are directly affecting your metabolism as your body doesn’t receive the nutrients that it needs. Metabolism is necessary for your body to burn fat when you’re resting. You can easily measure this through the use of an electronic scales. 

(P.S We highly recommend getting your own so that you can track your progress easily!)

Plus, healthy unsaturated fats like almonds and avocados helps keep you full, which prevents you from overeating. Other examples include fish, seeds, leafy vegetables, olive oil or even avacado oil. It defeats the purpose of weight loss if you’re eating the bad fats.

Hence, fats should be part of your diet but enrich yourself with the good ones! Remember, you don’t have to compromise your diet in order to achieve your goals. You can still enjoy the food you eat – just do it smartly.