You exercise regularly, count calories, and limit the carbs you eat but it does not make any difference. No matter what you do you just can’t seem to lose those stubborn love handles. What makes it worse is you are following the advice of all the “experts” while still getting lackluster results. That hopeless feeling sets in and you are ready to give up…
Well you are not alone. This is exactly the same feeling millions of people face every year when trying to lose excess body fat. The reason it is so hard is due to that fact people commonly think of fat in food as being a bad thing.
The word “Fat” has received a lot of bad press over the years. Just think about all the foods you will commonly see in a grocery store. Many of these foods will say “low-fat” or “fat-free” because the marketing teams behind these products understand the widespread negativity for this word.
The problem is we actually need to consume fats in order to lose weight. I know it sounds ridiculous but it is true. Matter of fact research suggests you should actually consume about 30% of your calorie intake as fat. A gram of fat has about 9 calories so a 2000 calorie diet will be about 67 grams of fat per day.
Now before your skeptical gene kicks and makes you feel doubtful about eating more fat it is important to note that not all fats are created equal. You can’t just go out and start eating a high fat diet without understanding which types of fats you should be eating.
The 4 Types of Fats Found in Food:
Saturated Fat – This type of fat is found mostly in animal foods, such as most dairy products and meat. Saturated fat is solid at room temperature, which is why it is also known as "solid fat." Red meat typically contains more saturated fat than poultry or fish.
This fat is also in tropical oils, such as coconut oil, palm oil, and cocoa butter. Foods made with butter, margarine, or shortening (cakes, cookies, and other desserts) have a lot of saturated fat. It can also raise your cholesterol. You should try to keep your daily calorie intake from saturated fats below 10% of total daily calorie values.
Trans-Fat - This is a fat that has been changed by hydrogenation. This increases the shelf life of the fat while making it harder at room temperature. This is important because harder fats make crispier crackers and flakier pie crusts. This fat can also raise your cholesterol, so try to limit your intake as much as possible. You can find Trans-Fat in: Processed foods, most snack foods, some forms of margarine, and shortening.
Polyunsaturated Fat - This type of fat is mainly in vegetable oils such as safflower, sunflower, sesame, soybean, and corn oils. Polyunsaturated fat is also the main fat found in seafood. This fat may lower LDL cholesterol. The two types of polyunsaturated fats are omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids.
Omega-3 Fatty Acids: These are found in plant-based foods like soybean oil, canola oil, walnuts, and flaxseed. They are also found in fatty fish and shellfish. Here is a list of some common places to find this fat. Salmon, anchovies, herring, sardines, Pacific oysters, trout, Atlantic mackerel, and Pacific mackerel are all high in Omega-3 Fatty Acids. It is suggested you consume 8 ounces or more of these types of fish a week.
Omega-6 Fatty Acids: Found mostly in liquid vegetable oils like soybean oil, corn oil, and safflower oil. Omega-6 Fatty Acids play a crucial role in brain function, and normal growth and development.
It is suggested to consume between 12-18 grams of Omega-6 per day, and 1-2 grams of Omega-3 per day.
Monounsaturated Fat - This fat is in avocado, nuts, and vegetable oils, such as canola, olive, and peanut oils. This is one of the best fats to consume. When you consume this type of fat you can lower your "bad" LDL cholesterol. These fats may also keep "good" HDL cholesterol levels high. The bulk of your daily fat consumption should come from monounsaturated fats.
Now that you know the 4 types of fat you should try to limit or avoid saturated fats and trans fats from your diet. Since fat is either converted to energy or stored on the body you want to avoid these fats because they tend to accumulate quickly and are harder to convert to energy.
However, this is easier said than done. Saturated fats and trans fats are found in most of the really addictive foods such as pizza, cookies, candy, chips, etc..
The bad news is It is easy to see why it is so hard to cut back or eliminate these foods from our diets. They are cheap, convenient, and taste really good. This makes it nearly impossible to cut these fats out of your diet.
The main reason is emotion. These fats have been proven to be highly addictive to emotional eaters due to the incredible flavors they provide. This is why when you are feeling down you crave foods that are really bad for you.
The good news is there is a way to eliminate the cravings for these fats. That secret is HCA (Hydroxycitric Acid)
What does HCA do?
HCA supresses your appetite by inhibiting a key enzyme (Citrate lyase) that your body uses to turn glucose into fat. HCA stops the fat-making process and the production of LDL (bad cholesterol) and triglycerides decrease.
HCA also increases your serotonin levels. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter in your brain that makes you feel good. By increasing serotonin levels, HCA improves mood and suppresses emotional eating during stressful times.
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