Eat fat and lose weight? Goes against what most of us know about weight loss and fat. However, eating fatty foods to lose fat may not only be good for your waistline, but also your overall health. The demonization of fat in general has been based largely on misinformation. However, this is changing. Watch this video:
The secret is in the choice of foods. Fats promote satiety, thus helping you eat less. But you want to focus on monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, also referred to as “healthy fats”.
Dairy may also help. However, this does not meaning gouging on pizza just because it has cheese on it. You still need to watch your calorie intake. This can be done through watching your portions if, like me, daily calorie-counting is not your thing.
Talking of dairy, bodybuilders have used cottage cheese to help build lean mass, which helps boost metabolism thus helping losing fat. This is why casein protein, a slow-digesting protein similar to cottage cheese, is becoming popular as a nutritional supplement. Many experts now recommend a protein blend consisting of fast-digesting such as whey and slow-digesting proteins such as casein to potentially maximize effects.
Processed foods are to be avoided as much as possible. Keeping carbs at a minimal can help too, but you don’t want to completely cut out carbs. In a study comparing low fat, low carb and low glycemic diets, low fat diet fared worst while low glycemic faired best.
Worse, a low fat diet has been found to be often difficult to stay on. So it is potentially a lose-lose one; it does not work that well and it is easy to fall off the wagon. Again, the secret is in the choice of fats. One type of fat is said to be particularly effective in fighting belly fat. Click here to find out more.