FitChick Chatter on HEALTHY FATS (and why they arent making you fat)

Posted on April 21, 2015 by Tamara Donofrio | 0 Comments

Contrary to popular belief, fat will NOT make you fat. A few things that will make you fat are eating empty calories, not moving your body enough, consistently consuming way more calories than your body can use and eating an unbalanced diet heavy in carbohydrates and sugars without the appropriate balance of fats and proteins.

Typically when you do not eat enough fat or have enough fat in your diet, you end up eating higher amounts of sugar and carbs. This causes blood sugar levels to soar, spike and plummet. Leaving you feeling hungrier, causing you to eat more which then results in weight gain. Healthy fats actually help you manage your weight and support efforts to shed those unwanted pounds as it helps you to remain fuller longer.

Ideally you should aim to aim to add small amounts of fat in all meals throughout the day. It can be all different types of fats, as long as they’re the healthy ones! As long as you are getting them in, keep changing it up! Keep your taste buds guessing with avocados in a salad, a small handful of almonds as a snack, lightly sautéed veggies with protein or sliced apples with a nut butter. All are amazing choices for any time of the day and although delicious, keep portion sizes in mind. Any fat not eaten in moderation can quickly add many extra pounds and unwanted calories.

 


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