It is commonly accepted to some that when we say fats, it immediately connotes to ‘bad food’. One should change the mindset to better understand fats’ role in the body. Not all fats are bad for your body. There are good fats that can be heart-friendly and will help boost your metabolism. In real sense, fats play an important role in weight loss.
If you pick the right kind of fatty foods, which contains healthy fats, you’ll gain numerous benefits from them. Don’t close your doors to fats! But remember to minimize it if it’s already too much or your food choices only contain bad fats. Consider this – You have to “eat fat to lose fat”. Consume good fat in minimal portion. According to 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, “adults should get 20% to 35% of their calories from fat”.
If you’re wondering how good fats boost metabolism, here’s a fast fact about them – they actually prompts the release of fat-melting enzymes, signaling your body to burn fat that’s been stuck on your belly, hips and thighs. So by that, you need to be careful and meticulous in selecting foods wherein it must contain easy-to-metabolize dietary fat.
Since we’re talking about healthy fats which is ideally covered on Phase 3 in Fast Metabolism Diet, let me share some fatty foods that contain ideal healthy fats. To name few of them, those are:
- cold-water fish (salmon, tuna)
- almond milk
- raw cashew butter
There are actually more foods to include in the list aside from mentioned above which belongs to the fifth day on Phase 3.
When it’s about eating healthy dietary fats intended for meals, you don’t need to eat fats alone, you also need to balance it with protein and vegetables. So in every meal you prepare, make sure that you include both, “a protein and a healthy fats” considering the total portion. You can mix them if you wanted but be reminded of the food portion you only need for your meal. While for snack, you eat vegetables with healthy fat.
So for a sample meal plan in Phase 3 with specific foods to eat, here’s how it may appear:
|One poached egg with½ avocado and wilted spinach;1 slice sprouted-grain toast;½ grapefruit||1/3 cup hummus; cucumber and zucchini slices||Tuna salad with 5 oz. tuna;2 Tbls. safflower mayo;2 Tbls. chopped olives; shredded carrot and cabbage;1 cup blueberries||¼ cup raw almonds; tomato slices||Coconut curry chicken (recipe from book);½ cup quinoa (optional)|
Start unleashing the bad fats your body have and begin with eating good fats!
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