Is Eating More Fat The Way To Lose Weight?
Want to get to and maintain a healthy weight? Try adding healthy fats to your diet. High-carbohydrate, low-fat diets can create a “roller-coaster” effect – after eating, insulin spikes, then dips, leading to irresistible hunger. You can “flatten” the track by adding more heart-healthy fats to your meals, including an extra tablespoon or two of extra virgin olive oil to salads; plain, whole fat yogurt or kefir; avocado; a handful of raw nuts and choosing fattier fish for your entrée or on your salad. The taste enhancement as well as filling nature of these healthy fats will provide a more satisfying meal. This may allow you to go longer in between meals and offset the calories added in the long run. Remember that healthy weight loss will always require a moderate, not extreme calorie deficit over the long-term, so be sure adding healthy fats in fact does curb appetite and lead to less intake. Otherwise it just becomes more calories in your day and therefore counterproductive.
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