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Fats are important for Weight Management

Fats are important for weight management. Wait what is this, how is this true, life would be perfect if that were true. Yes, it is true but not all true.

There are two types of fats healthy fats and unhealthy fats

Some of the Healthy Fats are

1) Avocados

Avocados are loaded with fats. In fact, 77% of avocado is pure fats by calories. They are a great source of fiber. They help in lowering cholesterol. Even though it has high-fat content studies shows people who consume avocados tend to weigh less and have less belly fat than those who do not.

2) Cheese

One entire cup of milk is used in making a slice of cheese. It is a good source of vitamin B12 and calcium. It is also rich in protein. One slice of cheese contains 7 grams of protein, which is equivalent to one cup of milk.

3) Dark chocolate

It tastes incredible. It is 65% fats and it contains 50% RDA for iron, magnesium, copper, and manganese. It is loaded with antioxidant. I personally eat it with my black coffee before I hit the gym.  Next time you go out chocolate shopping just look out for chocolates with more than 70% cocoa.

4)  Whole Eggs

This is considered unhealthy because of the high amount of cholesterol and fats in the yolk part of the egg. The teenagers and the people in their 20s do not have to worry about it. You can eat as many yolks as you want. It is risky for middle-aged people.  A single egg consists of 212 mg cholesterol and 62% calories are from the fat part of the egg. It is no secret that it is high in protein and omega-3.

5) Fatty Fish

Fish like salmon, trout, mackerel, sardines, and herring are good for weight management. Studies have shown people consuming fish tend to have a lower risk of heart disease, depression, dementia and all sorts of common diseases.  Codfish liver oil is best. It contains all omega 3 acids one needs

6) Nuts

They are high in fats and fiber. These can be used for snaking in between meals. They make you feel full and are very healthy. Again, consuming in high amount will have adverse results. They contain a good amount of vitamin E and are loaded with magnesium. Healthy nuts include almonds, walnuts, macadamia nuts, and numerous others.

7) Chia Seeds

An ounce of chia seeds consists of 9 grams of fats. All carbs in chia seeds are fiber and all calories are from fat. They are 80% of fats. It helps lowers blood pressure and has anti-inflammatory effects.

So now, you know what type of fats I was talking about. Yes, the boring types. If you thought I was talking about deep fried food or cake/pastry, I am sorry. Although you can have all the sinful fats too but occasionally (if you are looking for weight loss). In recent times, you have seen many chefs have come up with innovative recipes consisting of these fat sources and we cannot deny they are delicious.

Weight management depends on the overall diet. It should be balanced. Cheat day should be once a week. There are many diets, which depend solely on fats for the primary source of calories and cut out carbohydrates and sugar completely. It is otherwise referred to as the keto diet.  For weight, loss fats have to be consumed because they act as agents activating the fat burning process and protein digestion.

Conclusion

Eating nuts during the day between meals makes you feel full and due to its high fiber content it also helps you digest the meals, you eat all day. Fats should never be completely vanishing from your diet. They are part of your balanced diet and no matter how impatient you become losing weight; you should realize they are helping you lose weight.

So weight management is not done just by staying hungry. It is done by eating the right things in proper quantity. The only way you will see the difference is if you be patient and be consistent. They are not magical food that will help you manage weight by eating them once or twice.

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