Why High-Fat Doesn't Mean Heavy-Weight

June 30, 2020

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When you consider shifting a few pounds, your mind instinctively shifts to a low calorie, high fiber, low-fat diet. These faddy trends tend to help you shift three or four pounds before you begin to lose the will to carry on with your new way of eating. These diets can become boring, monotonous and lack the flavor sensations that you have become accustomed to. Instead, think about the newest high-fat diets that have been advocated by medical professionals across the nation. High fat may make you think of donuts, greasy fried foods and sugary snacks, but high-fat diets are more nuanced than this. Take a look at the sort of high-fat eating plans you could partake in and their benefits.


Heart Health


By following a ketogenic diet as described at www.kristenblakewellness.com, you will reap the benefits in terms of heart health. The heart requires good fats such as Omega-3 and Omega-6 in order to synthesize HDL, the good form of cholesterol, within our bloodstream. This prevents our blood vessels from becoming clogged and unhealthy. Reducing carbs and increasing good fats within our diet can result in reducing the unhealthy triglycerides within our blood. 


We must remember that not all fats are good. Those hydrogenated fats in some oils are harmful to health and can be carcinogenic. When thinking about fatty foods, go for oily fish like salmon and mackerel. Remember to cut the carbs as you increase the fats. This means shunning the potatoes, pasta, rice and bread in favor of broccoli, spinach and other leafy green veg. This pairing will ensure that you go into a ketogenic state of burning your own fat cells rather than the energy that carbs provide to you. By burning fat, you will lose weight and reap the health benefits.


Fat Beats Fats


It sounds very odd, but when you increase the levels of fat in your diet and decrease carbs, you are benefitting the visceral fat in your abdomen. This fat is often referred to as ‘skinny fat’. You can’t see it but it envelopes your organs. This can be the case even in the most slimmest of individuals. To combat this, eating a diet richer in good fats, like the ones described at https://www.self.com/ can help people lose the visceral fat while increasing their calorie intake each day. By decreasing your waistline, you will find that your chances of developing heart disease and diabetes decreases markedly, resulting in a longer and happier life.


Diabetes


Many people who develop diabetes later in life can control it adequately with diet. A high-fat diet is often prescribed by medical professionals for Type 2 diabetics. This doesn’t mean eating cakes and candy, but it does mean banishing the carbs and eating good fats. This can help the body release energy in a more controlled way and means sugar spikes do not occur in the bloodstream leading to better glycemic control.


Forget the low-fat way of eating, and welcome good fats into your life to enjoy the health benefits.


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16 comments

  1. I love that you are encouraging fat in to your lifestyle. I love avocados and would be lost without them.

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  2. THANK YOU. I think you need to do what's best for your body, and this sounds good to me!

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  3. This is very very helpful indeed!!! I shouldn't be scared of fat, certain type of fat is good.

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  4. People should really be more aware of what they eat and what is good for them! This is so great!

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  5. Eating fat won't make you fat but sugar will. Weight gain can be extremely frustrating, especially when you don't know what's causing it. Thanks for sharing this

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  6. Thank you for sharing your insight on this. It can be overwhelming and a bit frustrating shifting through differing advice on losing weight but this sounds more doable.

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  7. Yes, it does. Dietary fats are essential to give your body energy and to support cell growth. They also help protect your organs and help keep your body warm. Fats help your body absorb some nutrients and produce important hormones, too.

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  8. Whoa. Mind blown. I never thought of it that way. Thank you for sharing this. Im gonna force my brothers to read this.

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  9. Yes!!!! I have known this for years and wonder why the market has still not caught up with the research. The stores are still filled with low fat items that are so much worse for our health than just eating the regular good fat foods.

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  10. This is a really nice article about nutrition! Glad you shared this with us, thank you!

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  11. This blog post is indeed very useful and helpful even it is really very informative..Thanks for sharing...Found it very useful...

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  12. Wow! Thank you for sharing this! I really thought fat = heavy weight! I had no clue that fat cuts fat!

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  13. This is something a lot of bloggers don't talk about.Your posts is informative.

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  14. It is good to know there are healthy fats. And that they don't necessarily mean heavy weigh. Above all it is good to take care of one's health so it doesn't become the only thing you need to do to live.

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  15. I didn't know there were high fat diets. I knew of healthy fats but not the diets. Thanks for something new!

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  16. Elizabeth O12:20 AM

    Good to know about high fat foods. This can benefits all your readers. Thanks for this.

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