You may be tempted, when trying to lose weight, to cut fat out entirely. But it’s important to remember that fat has a high satiety value in foods, so a little will go a long way.
Case in point: baked potato chips may have no fat, but because of that, they don’t trigger your body’s ability to feel full. As good as the “fat-free” snacks sound, they will leave you hungry. Tempting you to eat the whole bag of empty calories.
For example, a better choice is to eat a small amount of high-quality, high-fat food – let’s say, a small high-quality dark chocolate bar. Doesn’t that sound better? You’ll be more satisfied without having to say “No” to treats. Dietary fats are vital, helping to give your body energy. Also, high-quality dark chocolate (containing 70% or higher cocoa) contains antioxidants, fiber, potassium, calcium, copper, and magnesium.
Good fats help protect organs and support cell growth. Fats actually help your body absorb some nutrients and produce essential hormones. So as you can see, your body definitely needs some rich dark chocolate or foods containing good unsaturated fats. But remember to avoid Bad Fats or Saturated Fats.
10 Foods Containing Good Fats or Unsaturated Fats:
- Whole Eggs
- Fatty Fresh Fish
- Chia Seeds
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Coconut Oil
- MCT Oil
- Full-Fat Yogurts
10 Foods Containing Bad Fats or Saturated Fats:
- Fast Foods
- High-Fat Dairy Foods
- Whipped Cream
- Fried Foods
- Fatty Snacks
- Processed Meats,
- Animal Fat
- Fatty Salad Dressings
Here you’ve got it. Don’t cut the fats. Just go for the good fats. To effectively lose weight, take some easier steps instead.
Start with a Plan
Staying healthy and losing weight starts with a plan. Figuring out what changes you need and want to make and sticking to it. A plan will help you stay on track. Determine what sort of foods you are going to eat and stock up on them.
Find out where, how often, and at level, you are going to work out. Don’t overdo it, find something that fits in your schedule. Making these small changes and other plans related to your weight loss will be an essential key to your success.
Tricks for Successful Weight Loss
If you find yourself hitting a plateau in your weight loss or fitness goals, try mixing up your exercise routine once in a while. Work different muscles and areas of your body. You may be able to burn off more fat than your previous routine wasn’t targeting. Remember to allow one day for free time and free eating. This will give you something to look forward to and help you stick to your goals.
Jumping rope might just sound like a children’s game to some, but it’s actually one of the most intense exercises you can do. Boxers jump rope to get in peak condition for a fight.
Whatever weight-loss regimen you assemble, make sure it is one you can stick with. Behind every goal to lose weight, there is a second, implicit goal: Keeping the weight off. To do this, you need a routine that can be converted into a life-long process. Avoid extreme programs that will be unsustainable in the long run.
Don’t get caught up in fad diets.
If you depend on snacks mostly, try to control it. A great way to help you control your snack consumption is to not eat snacks right out of their container. When you eat snacks right out of their container like a box of cookies, you’ll be more likely to eat too many. Instead, put a serving or two on a plate.
In conclusion, if you are overweight, this is a powerful motivator for taking action. Following these straightforward methods can help reduce your risk of potentially dangerous health problems. The key is to keep it simple, manageable, and remember a little fun won’t hurt in maintaining your goals.
About the Author
Lori Bogedin is a health and wellness writer and editor of TwigsCafe.com. She is in the restaurant business since 1999. In 2016 she was named one of the "Top Women in Business" by Northeastern Pennsylvania Business Journal.