When a food contains fat does it means you’ll get fat? Absolutely not! There are certain fatty foods that aren’t going to make you fat, but actually help you lose weight. Sounds unbelievable, I know. Fatty foods can make you lose weight? Am I insane? No, I am not. There is actual research that proves that some fatty foods can help you fight the battle of the bulge. Eating healthy fat can actually help you trim calories, increase metabolism and curb your appetite!
Here are some fatty foods you need to try!
Almond contains high amount of calorie and fat, but a study conducted by the International Journal of Obesity and Related Metabolic Disorders proved otherwise. They compared two groups of individuals with two different diets. One group had a moderate fat diet, fat that came from almonds. The other group is calorie restricted and low in fat. At the end of the study the group that consumed more fat in their diet lost 50% more weight than those who didn’t have fat in their diet. Almonds have compounds that inhibit fat absorption in the body. Almond butter tastes great with oatmeal.
Grass fed Beef can be expensive but has a lot more healthy fat. It contains higher levels of omega 3 fatty acids, which are known to lower cholesterol. Grass fed Beef are great for the waistline too! It is leaner and has fewer calories than regular beef. A 7 ounce Grass fed beef is only 234 calories.
Olive Oil is a super food known for its cancer fighting content and preventing cardiovascular diseases. A study was conducted in relation to olive oil and weight loss. People who has an olive oil rich diet had more adiponectin hormone in their system. This hormone is known to break down fats and lower the possibility of weight gain. People who used olive oil in their diet had a significant lower BMI. Use olive oil in cooking and in salad dressings.
A recent study has shown that people who consumed 3.5 ounces of dark chocolate before meals had 175 lower calorie intake than those who ate regular milk chocolate. How is that possible? Dark chocolate has an enzyme that makes the body process food slower, making you full longer. Unlike white chocolate that is full of fat and sugar, it increases appetite and weight gain.
Coconut contain a lipid that fights of bacteria and lower cholesterol. A study has proven that this lipid can also lower abdominal fat. Two groups of participants were given two tablespoons of oil each day. One took coconut oil and the other soybean oil. Subjects who took coconut oil had a significant lower weight than those who took soybean oil. Use unsweetened coconut flakes in baking or in oatmeal.