5 Wrong mindset about fat 1
– The fat in my plate is equal to the fat in my body.
Fact: Even if this superstition is the basis of diets and low-fat products, it is far from the truth. Eating fat does not make you fat. Complete fat removal or severe reduction can actually cause you to gain weight, mostly because it makes you feel deprived. Some research has shown that fatty foods can help you lose weight.
The problem with most diets is that they lack one of the key ingredients in tasting food and reducing hunger, you guessed it, which is fat. Healthy fats are the best source of energy for your body and stimulate your metabolism and fat burning mechanism. Research also confirms this, and it has been proven that a low-fat diet can slow down the metabolism. So now you are allowed to rub a spoonful of peanut butter on the apple and eat it before exercising, or eat a delicious piece of steak every now and then for lunch or dinner.
2- Saturated fat should be considered a large fat.
Fact: Do not rush too fast. While saturated fat has long been considered the number one enemy of health, new research has shown that this type of fat is not so scary. Of course, you should not always eat a meal rich in red meat and fatty butter, but sometimes eating them will not harm your health.
What’s worse than eating high-fat foods: Replacing them with lots of sugar. Refined carbohydrates can increase the risk of coronary heart disease and diabetes.
3- All fats cause health problems.
Fact: Eating a variety of fat sources can boost your health. Omega-3 fatty acids (the same as those found in fish, some nuts and seeds) can help strengthen your heart and possibly your mental health. Unsaturated fats in olive oil can also greatly reduce your risk of heart disease. Some doctors have even found that their patients have been treated for type 2 diabetes using a high-fat diet.
Foods high in cholesterol increase LDL levels.
Fact: Cholesterol-containing foods have been used in the past, but they are not important. Oral cholesterol does not necessarily increase bad cholesterol levels.
Warning: Trans fats and linoleic acid (found in vegetable oils) can damage your health. Stay away from hydrogenated oils such as canola and packaged foods such as creamy pastries and frozen pizzas. Sometimes the nutrition information label does not show the amount of trans fat, so pay attention to the amount of hydrogenated oil in this list.
5. Fat keeps me from my fitness goals.
Some endurance athletes turn to a program called a ketogenic diet. In this program, a person gets 70 to 75% of the calories he needs from fats and only 10% of it from carbohydrates. Although researchers are still looking for a proven benefit from this type of diet, it is said that a ketogenic diet can regulate the body to use its fat stores instead of its carbohydrate stores. Since most of us use exercise to burn body fat, using this program can be a double whammy. But before using a ketogenic diet, you must consult your doctor.
The usual foods used in the ketogenic program are not cheeseburgers and fries. These foods are mostly fish, peanut butter, meat and eggs. It should also be noted that it takes the body about 3 to 5 weeks to adjust to a ketogenic program, especially if you usually eat foods such as pizza and pasta. Because your body digests fat later than carbohydrates, you will stay full longer and have more energy to exercise. If you want a high-fat meal, wait two hours before exercising.