Believe it or not, for ideal weight loss, you should be including a little bit of fat in your regime. But, at the same time, there are also two dietary fats you absolutely should quit if you want to speed up the weight loss journey.
Fats are not that bad for you!
Not all fats are actually bad for you. On the contrary, the body needs essential fat sources to function. It is an excellent source of energy and absorbing nutrients and vitamins. Fat cells also help in blood clotting and fighting any inflammation. So, you should not be really shying away from them. Choosing the right kind of fat when you eat, can actually help you do away with those last few kilos faster and easier. Pay attention!
First, distinguish between healthy and unhealthy fats
Any fat is considered ‘healthy’ if it absorbs vitamins and speeds up weight loss. Therefore, you should include more of unsaturated fats (which include both monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats) as they are healthy and satiating in nature, thereby cutting down on your cravings and making you feel fuller. They also don’t solidify and settle down in the body and instead supply good Omega-3 into the body, which helps you
If you must, quit saturated fats
The reason why we say saturated fats are extremely bad for your waistline is simple. They contain a lot more cholesterol-raising agents such as LDL cholesterol which suppress the good HDL cholesterol and settle in the deposits. They also increase the risk of inflammation, which together cause weight gain in the body. This is also severely dangerous if you are at risk for heart attacks and cardiac complications.
Mostly found in dairy products, fried, baked goods and meat (which are all heavily consumed on a regular basis), saturated fats are the prime contributor for obesity. Such products which contain a high-fat percentage also have a considerably higher amount of calories, which again is not good news. They are also harder to eliminate from the body.
Another type of fat content you should reduce from your diet is TRANS FAT. They are formed due to hydrogenation which is used to turn healthy oils into solids and not turn rancid. This is specifically found in fast food items and cans of chips, which are both heavily processed. They contain zero nutritional value and have no health benefits to offer. So, make your pick wisely.