Fat. No one really wants to talk about fat, and no one really wants to even dream that they might fall into a category where they have more fat in their bodies than they would like. However, when you’ve eaten a certain way for a long time, you might find that it’s really hard to escape fat.
Here’s some good news: you don’t have to go on a no-fat diet in order to lose weight. Yes, it’s true, but the reasons why it’s true might surprise you. If you really step back and think about why you like fatty, greasy, foods, you might come to a conclusion that other people have: they not only taste good, but they keep you feeling full for a long time. So this means that it’s not necessarily the fat causing the problem, it’s the intake.
Before you misunderstand what we’re saying, let’s try looking at this in a different way. You see, when you really stop and look at what you’re eating, there are ways to add in fats that aren’t bad for you. In fact, not all fats are bad. If you love the taste of olive oil, you’ll find a lot of good fats — monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats — in the oil. This is an oil that is good for you, and can help you feel full — even when there are other temptations around. Olive oil forms a high part of the Mediterranean diet, which is a diet that people have realized can help keep them thin when combined with exercise. The high amount of fruits and vegetables outweighs the fat and even the amount of carbohydrates found in the diet. Protein makes a strong appearance as well, which is definitely a good thing.
When you’re shopping at the grocery store, you will want to add in other sources of fat to help keep you feel full. For example, if you love making sandwiches, why not in a slice or two of avocado? Avocado is a vegetable that’s very high in fat, but those fats are actually not bad for you. It can help you feel full and not reach for more processed foods. Hass avocados are the most popular, and you don’t have to just make guacamole — though that’s a very tasty option too!
It’s not a matter of labeling things bad or good — it’s a matter of looking at food in a different way. You need to start seeing your body as a boss that wants to hire only the most productive workers to come to work every day. Things that aren’t going to be productive — like fatty, greasy foods — should be left behind and fired immediately. You don’t need those things coming to work because all they do is just drag you down. Why would you accept that, when weight loss can be a reality for you?
All things considered, adding in good fats can help you feel satisfied. Even as you begin changing your diet, you will want to keep track of your progress and changes. That way if something isn’t to your liking, you can write down how it makes you feel and what you need to do to either keep that feeling, or change it for good. You can either keep a paper diary, or you can use the Internet to keep a food journal. Either way, there are ways to make your journaling as public or private as you would like — it’s up to you.
If you take the advice in this guide to heart and really commit to making changes, there’s really no way that you can’t succeed — why not get started today?