Low Fat Diet
When you choose to practice a low fat diet plan lifestyle you have to
to make several changes in your eating habits, menus and even in your
kitchen. Too much fat in our diets is a very unhealthy lifestyle
abundance of fat in the foods we eat can make the body have more
Too much fat can also make people unhealthy despite efforts to exercise
lower stress. Moderation is the keyword that should be used where
dietary fat is concerned.
Fat Facts for Better Nutrition
This means that you need to understand the difference between good
(healthy) fats and bad (unhealthy) fats. There is no way to eliminate
all of the fat in your diet and even if you could remove all fats
it would be a very unhealthy choice to make. Your body needs fat in
to function properly each day and some fats even help sustain your
muscles, produce shinier hair and provide you with the right
nutritional combinations that your body requires.
Those processed saturated and partially hydrogenated fats are the ones
really have to avoid in a low fat diet plan. These types of fats are
found in many meats,
butters, margarine and in the majority of most processed foods.
Some fats are considered to be the healthier and these are essential in
order for your body to combat many types of
In the unsaturated fats there are two classifications:
monounsaturated and polyunsaturated. Surprisingly both of these fats
can be good for your heart because they help control and lower your
bad cholesterol count.
monounsaturated are able to raise your HDL levels and reduce the LDL
levels. The HDL cholesterol is the healthy type and LDL is known as the
When your body absorbs a healthy amount of polyunsaturated fat this
will help your system be able to reduce both HDL and total cholesterol
levels. While this type of fat is viewed as helpful it is not as stable
as the monounsaturated fat. This means that it could potentially lower
good cholesterol levels as well if you use too much polyunsaturated fat
in your diet.
There are also long chains of Omega 3 fatty acids; you need this type
of fat for optimal
health; found in olive oil and flax seeds among other sources.
addition of Omega 3 fats in your low fat diet plan you can help your
body reduce LDL counts; reduce high blood pressure; promote a healthier
nervous system; prevent and control inflammatory processes such as
arthritis; and you are also able to support a healthy cardiovascular
The calories from bad fat are not easily broken down by your body. Most
of these calories are merely stored for future use which means they are
going to add unwanted, unhealthy weight to your body. It takes a lot of
exercise to help burn off those stubborn pounds of fat.
Best Low Fat
Food Choices to Make
Use extra virgin olive oil for a low fat diet
plan, it contains the
It should not be used for cooking at high temperatures.
Remember that if an oil is described as being
"light" it does not meant that there are less calories in the cooking
- Fresh fruits and vegetables are generally low in fat and are
packed with delicious flavors. Berries, mangoes, grapefruits, papaya
peaches are just a few of the low fat foods you can choose to eat.
- When selecting meat, choose the fresh lean cuts. Is worth the price
your good health.
- Add garlic, red onion slices and tomato (fresh or sundried) to your
salads for more flavors when you want to embrace a low fat diet plan.
- When planning an occasional meal based on fish use more cold
water fish such as
fresh mackerel or tuna; as they are higher in Omega 3 fatty acids.
There are many products on the shelves that
are labeled low-fat to help you make it easier to
choose the right
foods. However, the ideal thing to do for your health is to reduce and
gradually eliminate the processed food consumption.
Just bear in mind that you still have to count calories and pay
attention to the amount you are eating.
Organic maple syrup and honey are indeed low in fat and
can substitute refined sugar, always in small amounts.
Do not go overboard with packed low fat snacks.
Calories are still calories in the long run and you may find that you are
eating even more food than usual if you think that low fat snack foods
are not going to pack on the pounds.
If the food label specifies "hydrogenated or partially
ingredients then you should not buy the product.
There are versions of low fat baked potato chips but these
should be eaten in moderation.
Never forget to keep your body supplied with plenty of
clean water when you are on a
low fat diet plan.
Potato milk is an ideal choice since it doesn't have any
fat and is also cholesterol free. It can be found at any
health food store.
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