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Finally! Good News About Fat October 29, 2008

Posted by paripl110707 in Canola Oil, Heart disease, Hydrogenated fats, Low fat diet, Lower Fat, Weight off.
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GREAT FAT NEWS:  Eating more fat-not less-helps you keep weight off, according to new research.  Dieters followed either a moderate-fat plan (35 percent of calories from fat) or a lower fat one (20 percent of calories from fat).  Only the moderate-fat dieters kept that weight off.  The low-fat dieters regained much of the weight by the study’s end.

Sure, low-fat diets will help you lose, but broiling and steaming gets boring, so dieters may return to their old eating habits, and weight rebounds.  Food with fats seems to better satisfy hunger. 

Eat healthy fat.  Our dieters ate mostly monounsaturated fats, the heart-healthy kind found in nuts, avocados and olive oil.  Limit saturated fat (think steak)  and have hardly any of the artery-harming trans fats found in processed foods.  Trans fat, also known as hydrogenated and partially hydrogenated fats, is a staple in many fast food menus.  Trans fat is very harmful to the arteries and are found to be involved with heart disease and cancer.  Studies have already proven that an increase of only 2 percent trans fat in a person elevates the risk of heart disease by 36 percent.

Keep portion trim.  For instance a handful of nuts is a great snack, a bowlfull is not.

Instead of raw veggies … try cooking them in 1 T canola oil.

Instead of toast with low-calorie jelly … try toast with 2 tsp peanut butter.

Instead of reduced-fat dressing … try 1 T olive oil with vinegar.

Instead of fat-free croutons … try 4 balck olives.

 

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