Eat Good Fat to Lose Fat
Are you serious?! As a heart attack, which by the way olive oil (a good fat) can reduce the risk of occurring.
There are good fats (monosaturated and polyunsaturated) and bad fats (saturated and trans fats) which make you fat and sick.
Eating good fat helps control those crazy spikes in your blood sugar after eating carbohydrates. Better sugar metabolism equals less fat storage.
There is some evidence that essential fatty acids (omega-3s) can actually boost your metabolism and increase fat burning. And we are all about that!
Yummy good fats to include in your diet:
Fish that’s full of omega-3 fatty acids like salmon (my favorite), albacore tuna, mackerel, and sardines. Watch out for mercury content though, especially if you are pregnant. General rule is that the larger the fish the more mercury content.
Olive Oil. It’s heart healthy and maximizes nutrient absorption when you drizzle a bit of it over fresh vegetables. And in totally disconnected news: Sophia Loren claims that olive oil is her body moisturizer of choice. Do I smell like a salad? I should because I’ve been taking her advice for years!
Avocados. Scientists at Ohio State University found that adding avocado to a salad aided in absorbing more antioxidants than having one without it. A quarter of an avocado is about 75 calories.
Nuts (we already know about those) and Flaxseeds. Flaxseeds are full of protein and fiber and a great plant source of omega-3 fatty acids, which make them a perfect choice for vegetarians who don’t want to eat fish.