While this food should be eaten within reason, either one-quarter or one-half, the avocado should not be feared for how much fat it contains. Not only do avocados contain healthy fats but this food also helps you feel fuller for a longer period. Also, you’ll also be receiving fiber and protein. Avocado oil also helps you improve cholesterol.
With the growing popularity of bacon, it’s no wonder many people love seeing this on lists of no-guilt fatty foods you should be eating right now. The trick to the trend, though, is using pork that’s full-fat. When choosing lighter bacon, like turkey, for example, you’re adding more sodium. Even though it’s fewer calories per slice, you’re contributing to high blood pressure. The benefit of eating pork adds to your protein intake and heart-healthy fatty acids.
Not only does the saturated fat found in coconut help fight bacteria thanks to a unique lipid referred to as Lauric acid, but it also helps improve your cholesterol. Studies have also found that consumption of coconut oil could reduce abdominal fat, as well!
For those who have a sweet tooth, indulging in dark chocolate is an excellent way to keep your belly flat. The best way to achieving this goal is not to wait until after a meal, though. The trick is to eat 3.5 ounces two hours before, and you’ll find that, over time, you’re eating fewer calories at mealtime. One of the compounds found in dark chocolate helps control high blood pressure.
Egg white omelets are tasty, but you should be keeping your eggs whole. Egg yolks contain protein, which a fundamental part of weight loss. Also, eggs also contain choline, which is also found in collard greens, meats, and seafood. Choline helps your body fight the gene mechanism triggering fat storage around your body’s liver.
Even though grass-fed beef tends to cost more, less of it needs to be purchased in comparison to conventional meat. When making comparisons, you don’t need to eat as much to feel satisfied, so you could wind up spending less. You’re also helping increase your intake of omega-3 acids, which have been shown to lower your risk for heart disease. Grass-fed beef is also known for being a leaner cut of meat. Therefore this reduction in calories helps with weight loss.
When thinking of weight loss, the last thing on anyone’s mind is sugary treats like ice cream. However, we all need to indulge from time to time. When that happens, it isn’t uncommon to believe the lower calorie or “skinny” brands are better. Problems are lurking in each of these lighter varieties of ice cream, though, and they’re chemical additives. You must ask yourself what is added back into these treats when fat and sugar is taken out? Consider a smaller bowl of full-fat ice cream that will satisfy your craving longer and will not result in a sugar crash later.
Did you know that the lighter versions of mayonnaise contain artificial preservatives, additional sugars, vegetable oils, and other unhealthy ingredients? We think we’re making a smarter weight-loss decision, but there’s little nutritional value in these varieties. Choosing traditional mayonnaise and using a bit less allows the body to absorb fat-soluble vitamins.
Not only is the addition of olive oil to your dishes a heart healthy decision but it’s also one for keeping yourself lean as well. Those who consume an olive-oil-rich diet tend to have a lower BMI because of a hormone referred to as adiponectin. This hormone is responsible for breaking your body’s fats down so, the more olive oil you have, the better.
Before making your next peanut butter purchase, read the label. Your best option is to choose an all-natural brand. When comparing the labels between an all-natural peanut butter and one that’s reduced fat, you’ll see why making the switch is significant. Not only does reduced fat peanut butter have more sugar, but it also contains additional salt. The natural fat in peanut butter is not only healthy, but it helps the body become less sensitive to insulin.
Did you know that fat-free salad dressings could be ruining your efforts to stay slim and trim? Some have added fillers, sugars, and other additives that aren’t doing you any favors. However, when you use a little bit of full-fat dressing, you’re helping your body absorb heart-healthy and cancer-fighting vitamins and nutrients.
It’s no mystery how beneficial the addition of fish is to our regular dietary routines. However, did you know that adding salmon twice per week to your meal plan is one of the recommendations by the American Heart Association because of its level of healthy omega-3 fatty acids? Omega-3’s are also known for lowering triglycerides, as well as blood pressure.
Not only is tuna affordable, but it’s also an excellent choice for weight loss and those looking to reduce belly fat. Tuna is known for the turning off the fat genes in the abdomen thanks to the omega-2 fatty acid supplementation.
There are healthy dietary fats and bad saturated fats. We’ve all heard this song and dance many times. This reality applies in particular when it comes to red meat and baked goods. However, when you eat about one ounce of walnuts (approximately 13 grams), you’re receiving an excellent dietary source of fat. You’re not only reducing fat storage, but you’re also improving insulin metabolism.
Yes, whole milk does have more calories, but it will also fill you up quicker. You’ll only need a small glass of whole milk or a small amount of full-fat cheese in comparison to the lighter varieties. Therefore, in the long-run, you’re consuming less fat and calories from these dairy options. Take a look at this review the European Journal of Nutrition has from 2013 and its brief explanation of why those who make this choice and its relationship to obesity.
Choosing low-fat or non-fat yogurt seems to be the go-to option for those who have an interest in losing weight. Not only is yogurt packed with calcium, probiotics, and protein, but it’s also an excellent choice for your overall health. However, the lower fat versions tend to have more sugar than their whole milk counterparts. Whole milk yogurt also contains more protein, which is essential for weight loss