The penultimate Faux-pas is here, it might surprise you how simple it is you might also be one of the many who has fallen victim to it too.
Fat Loss Faux-pas #9 Avoiding Fat.
Eating fat will make you fat right?
Overeating will make fat.
As contradictory as it seems, avoiding fat in an attempt to help you lose fat will do little to make this dream a reality. Fat is an essential part of the diet because it helps our bodies absurd the fat soluble vitamins A,D,E and K, not to mention EPA/DHA. Without fat in the diet health issues may potentially increase.
While it is true that almost all Trans-Fats are nasty and need to be avoided at all costs, it is easy to do because many trans-fats are found in highly refined man-made food products. If you opt for whole foods you will find the facts they contain are very beneficial.
There are a plethora of ‘low fat’ alternatives made by companies who want your hard earned money, while some of these products are actually pretty good, the majority will be filled with extra sugar to give them suitable taste and lord only knows how many preservatives.
Opting for the fat free alternatives to whole foods can also lead you to snacking more, this is because the high sugar contents of most of these products only leave you satiated for a short period of time. Once their effect has worn off you will again be looking for a quick fix, as we’ve established in previous posts there is no quick fix.
Depending on your personal requirements you may be able to have unto or over 100g of fat per day (that’s only 900 calories from your daily total.). Fat isn’t the enemy, misinformation is.
I implore you, please don’t avoid fat.