Are You Eating Too Much Bad Fat?
There are good fats and bad fats. Eating bad fats can result in heart disease, obesity, and other health and lifestyle problems. You may be eating the wrong fats if you are overweight and consume too much junk food. The nutritionist at NYC Weightloss Solutions want to help you lose weight the healthy way. Fat protects bodies and carries vitamins A, D, E and K to the bloodstream. Everyone needs about 7 to 10 percent of fat in their daily diet, according to the American Heart Association. This should come from good fats from natural products.
Bad Fats to Avoid Eating
Saturated fats hold extra hydrogen atoms around the carbon atoms that can increase LDL or bad cholesterol levels in the blood. The carbon atom is “saturated” with the extra hydrogen the body does not need. This lowers the good HDL cholesterol and may lead to insulin resistance.
Partially hydrogenated vegetable oils were developed to harden oils and use them as preservatives in packaged food. These saturated fats are now labeled as trans fats.
Trans fats are found in non-dairy creamers, margarine, candies, chips, cookies and other foods on shelves and in the cold food sections of supermarkets. The FDA is trying to eliminate partially hydrogenated oils from foods but a small amount is allowable when it it listed as a trans fat.
Lard and fatty meats along with poultry skin should be avoided since they are high in saturated fats. Deep fried greasy foods and most packaged “junk foods” should also be avoided.
Butter and coconut oil are good examples of naturally saturated fats that can be consumed in small amounts. Some cheeses, eggs and other dairy products are high in saturated fats although they may be a good protein source.
Lean meats and poultry are recommended along with some eggs and low-fat dairy products in a well-balanced diet.
Monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats are the good fats that help your body. These include olive oil, canola oil, nut oils for people not allergic to nuts and avocado oil. Cold water fish are also high in helpful fat compounds.
Finding the Right Balance
A healthy diet combined with exercise is the best way to loose weight and keep it off. At NYC Weightloss Solutions, we educate people on the different types of fats and how to use good fats in healthy meals.
Our goal is to help you change your eating habits to a healthier lifestyle. The objective is to understand how foods work in your body in relation to your metabolism. Our Metabolic Makeover plans start you on the road to healthy eating by eliminating many saturated fats and most sugars. Your body learns to burn calories faster with healthy foods.
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