When we hear the word “fat” most of us think it is not a good thing. Some worry and stress so much about being or becoming fat we cannot enjoy eating. But it does not have to be that way. In fact some people don’t consume enough fat. The problem is knowing what fat if good and what fat you should try to stay away from. Knowing the facts about “fat” can be confusing but there is help out there for you. WeightoWellness is the place to go for help. The professionals there are willing and waiting to help you. After all, what you eat affects your weight and your health.
Remember this, fat does not make you fat or sick yet most people think that is the case. The truth is eating unhealthy can make you fat and/or sick.
Eating too many saturated fats can lead to heart disease. But not everyone who develops heart disease has eaten too many saturated fats. A review of all the research on saturated fat published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found there was no correlation between saturated fat and heart disease. And a recent editorial in the British Journal of Medicine hammers made the same point and shatters the myth that fat causes obesity and heart disease. Researchers have found that, while it’s true that lowering saturated fat in the diet may lower total cholesterol, it’s actually lowering the good kind of cholesterol, the light, fluffy, buoyant LDL that’s not a problem.
So now you are asking yourself, what is making me gain weight? Well, it just may be sugar, it may be eating too much of all foods, it may be your lack of exercise. You need to understand that some people tend to eat more starches when they eat less fat. This may increases their levels of dangerous cholesterol which can cause heart attacks. And do not forget that to many starches and sugars can cause diabetes.
You need to look at the issue of fat and sugar. You don’t have to cut out all fat and you don’t have to give up sugar altogether. Let’s look at a few choices of fats that you can enjoy:
- Nuts—walnuts, almonds, pecans, macadamia nuts, but not peanuts
- Seeds—pumpkin, sesame, chia, hemp
- Fatty fish, including sardines, mackerel, herring, and wild salmon that are rich in omega-3 fats
- Extra virgin olive oil
So the good news is fat does not make you fat. The bad news is too much sugar makes you fat. Good fat helps you stay healthy so enjoy foods that contain “good fat” without always worrying about it.
The best thing for you to do is contact the group at WeightoWellness. You will find out that they are interested in helping you understand the difference in the good and bad fats. With their guidance you will be able to set goals and plans to drop pounds if you need to and to make lifestyle changes that will lead to a healthier you.
Give them a call or visit today. Phone: 205-994-2393