Going against all prior beliefs, nutritionists are now promoting the advantages of high fat diets. Fat has been blamed for heart disease, high cholesterol, obesity and so much more for so many years, that the idea that eating fat could actually be good for us is a completely alien concept.
However, what if we were to tell you that eating fat to burn fat could actually help you lose weight, and fast. Here are five reasons why a high fat diet could be the key to a healthy lifestyle:
Eating a diet that’s high in fat and low in carbs is actually an efficient way to trick your body into burning fat. If you take away, or minimise, the thing your body uses as fuel (carbohydrates) then your body has no choice but to get the energy from the fat stores, and the more fat you eat, the more there is to burn.
The more your body uses fat for energy, the smaller the fat cells will be and the thinner you will become. To get enough energy, your body will release hormones to signal your fat cells to release your fat reserves. The more this occurs the smaller the fat cells will become.
Protein and fat keeps you feeling fuller for longer which means you’ll be less inclined to snack. Fat also digests much slower than carbohydrates helping you fuel your body more efficiently for the rest of the day.
A high fat diet doesn’t mean gorging on lots of unsaturated fats. There are loads of foods rich in omega 3 fatty acids that are an essential source of fat.
Avocados, walnuts, oily fish and olive oil are just a few of the good fats that could get you on your way to losing weight faster.
Gaining weight, especially in the form of fat tissue, has been linked to chronic inflammation. Eating essential fats rich in omega 3, like the examples above, have been shown to regulate the immune system and, in turn, help reduce inflammation and prevent further chronic illness.