Thursday, April 14, 2011

Big Fat Lie?

Many of my friends ask me my fitness secret why I look always healthy never fatty. When I said I eat every thing including dietary fats, no one believes but that's fact. I believe in healthy eating and leaving. I eat every thing BUT in limitation. lets see some facts about FAT:
Eating fat can actually help you lose fat. Your body needs fat to perform certain functions within your body, like providing energy and producing hormones. Any energy that fat provides is energy that isn’t produced from the breakdown of protein. To put it another way – fat is a protein sparing nutrient in the same way that carbohydrates are. Furthermore, by eating fat you will improve your ability to use fat as energy, keeping you lean! (The bad kind on your body—not the food you eat). But deciphering the good from the bad can be hard. For years it was thought that saturated fats were evil and unsaturated fats were healthy. But a 50-year review in the Journal of Clinical Epidemiology found that a diet low in saturated fat does NOT prolong life. (So much for that theory.) In fact, research shows that the fat in meat and milk (a saturated fat known as stearic acid) is actually good for you. And omega-3 fatty acids (which are commonly found in fish) can do everything from decrease blood pressure and inflammation, to improve bone healthy and help you lose weight. In contrast, trans fats, which are industrially produced and lurk under names like “partially hydrogenated vegetable oil,” will wreck havoc on your body.Problems really arise when you start analyzing how much fat you consume from different sources. Omega 6 fats are healthy (you can find them in foods like corn oil, sunflower and safflower oil, refined grains, and even pastries). But when Omega 6s are consumed in a high ratio compared to Omega 3s, it can cause health issues for your body.

The bottom line: With the exception of trans fats, most of the fat you eat is not bad. But everything has a limit. As a guideline, .4 to .6 grams of fat per pound of your GOAL body weight. So if you’re a 130 pound (59 Kg) woman who’d like to weigh 110 pounds (50 Kg), Dietician would suggest anywhere between 44 and 66 grams of fat per day (110 x .4 and 110 .6 to create the range). Don’t worry about the ratio too much as long as you consume your fats from a variety of whole food sources, and make sure that you consume fish (or use fish oil supplements if you don’t eat fish) 2-4 times per week to provide your body with the Omega 3s you need.
Some good sources of fat include almonds, peanuts, cashews, Brazilian nuts, walnuts, Fish Oil, vegetable oil, olive oil, canola oil, Flax Oil, avocados, and lean meats.

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  2. I am with you. I enjoy eating but there has to be some self-control. People as me the same thing and I always tell them I eat and exercise. I don't believe in "diets."

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  4. Hi, new follower here! This is a very interesting and informative post I hope a lot of people read. I am familiar with the benefits of healthy fats and eating in moderation. Most people don't really take the time to understand the difference between healthy fats and unhealthy fats.

    You have some interesting and unique recipes here too, I see. Next Monday I am hosting a Meatless Monday blog hop and I hope you will stop by with a favorite meat-free recipe. Keep up the good work!