The internet is cluttered with articles on what to eat and what not to eat when it comes to losing weight. While different method certainly do work for different people and different lifestyles, incorporating fats into your diet is ALWAYS a good idea.
Believe it or not, it takes fat to lose fat.
A high-carb, low-fat vegan diet does manage weight but is it less realistic for the body. Your body naturally wants to burn carbs for energy, which is great, but you body can also turn those carbs into excess fat. So, how do you combat that? Eat more fat.
We’re not saying to consume your calories in deep fried foods and butter, but to indulge a little bit more in healthy fats. MUFA’s (monounsaturated fats) and PUFA’s (polyunsaturated fats) are the fats your body wants, which include omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. Fats support body functions like our immune system and our heart. Healthy fats are SO important in everyone’s diet for the nutritious benefits alone.
A few years back, people had become a little fat-phobic. Don’t be afraid. As long as you are eating the right fats, it will only aid your health rather than harm it. Products that are typically labelled ‘fat-free’ are usually higher in sugar and carbohydrates. That becomes a vicious cycle because your body will convert that into fat anyways, but in the wrong way.
If losing fat is your goal, follow a ketogenic diet. This is high-fat and low-card. With taking in very little carbs, your body has no choice but to turn fat into energy. This is when your body is in a state of ketosis and you start losing fat.
This may all sound a little more restrictive then you want but let’s face it, healthy fats are found in some of the best foods! Almond butter, avocado, dark chocolate, salmon, etc. And, while the unsaturated fats reign supreme, the saturated fats like coconut oil, milks, and cheeses, may not be as bad as they have been made out to be. We say, have unsaturated fats with every meal and saturated fats in moderation.
Trust us, eating more fat will make you feel amazing. You will have more energy, your skin will be radiant, and you will be dropping pounds before you know it.
HOWEVER, from personal experience, a higher fat diet definitely causes a lack of bowel movements (if your catch our drift). We recommend incorporating a fiber supplement int there to keep it regular!