Are you one of those people that avoid fat like the plague? I used to be just like you. But, what if I told you that fat is good for you? It's true it is. Let's be real, it's not fat that you should be worried about, it's those carbs, which we'll get into next week.
Some high-fat foods are healthy for you. These high-fat foods can help maintain your cells and keep your hormones balanced, keep you fuller for longer and also boost your immunity. However, so many people aim for a non-fat diet, believing this is the answer to being slim. (This is another topic for next week.) But slimming down can be more easily achieved by consuming healthy fats. This is in fact just what your body needs. As a result of consuming these healthy fats, your skin will be clearer, your body leaner and your immune system will be boosted. Here are high fat foods you should eat during your diet.
Most dieters choose egg whites over the whole scrambled egg due to fear of weight gain. Although I totally understand the thought process, this is a falsity. Having the whole egg can aid your weight loss even more. Even though there is fat in the yolk, this is healthy fat which can aid your weight loss. So, go ahead, enjoy the whole egg with a smile as you better your body nutritionally while slimming down.
Why should you be eating nuts? Well, it is pretty simple. They are a healthy fat in moderation (no more than a handful a day), full of protein and fiber. In addition to helping you feel full longer while suppressing your appetite, this is healthy fat. Not bad for dieters, right? A handful of nuts suppressing your appetite is a dieter's dream!
Did you know that a half of an avocado contains a whopping 15 grams of fat? The good news is that 10 of those grams are monounsaturated fats, which contributes to improving your cholesterol levels. Foods high in monounsaturated fats may prevent the accumulation of #belly fat so dieters, enjoy! And the #benefits don’t stop there. Avocados are also high in antioxidants and nearly 20 vitamins and minerals. So enjoy to better your health and slim that body down!
Coconut was once said to clog your arteries but now, through countless studies, that has proved to be incorrect. Coconut has fat, but it's the healthy fat shown to improve the health of your heart. Coconut in moderation can lower your risk of heart disease. Cheers to that as you munch on a piece of coconut!
Look at the Mediterranean diet and its use of olive oil. Olive oil works great for cooking or even as a salad dressing because of the great taste. It’s high in monounsaturated fatty acids, which is the healthy, diet-friendly fat for those looking to lose weight. Working olive oil into your diet can help lower your risk of heart disease by lowering your total cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels. And you can lean down in the process - just enjoy in moderation!
Peanut butter is also a healthy fat that can help to curb your appetite and keep you feeling fuller for longer. Spread a thin layer on a slice of whole grain bread as a great post workout snack. This protein packed snack will aid your recovery and assist in your weight loss goals!
Although salmon is high in fat, this is a healthy fat that can lower your risk of heart disease. Salmon contains Omega 3, which your body requires reducing your risk of a heart attack. So enjoy this healthy fat two times a week for a heart healthy and happy life!
Enjoy the healthy high-fat foods that are dieter friendly in moderation. And please share, what is your fav? Mine are eggs; they help me start my day the right way!