So I was reading in my Women’s Health Magazine and I saw this health tip that I felt was worth repeating!
EMBRACE A (LITTLE) FAT: Trimming all the fat from your diet can backfire. Oleic acid, an unsaturated fat found in olive oil, nuts, and avocados, helps squash hunger. During digestion, its converted into a compound that indirectly triggers hunger-curbing signals to your brain. Just watch your portions!! Unsaturated fats should make up no more than 20% of your total calorie intake.
I think this one is SO important because all too often I feel like people cut out ALL fats from their diet in an effort to lose weight! No good people…enjoy a little fat!! Healthy serving sizes would be two tablespoons of nut butter, an ounce of nuts, or a quarter of avocado. There is nothing wrong with adding a little fat to your diet. Extreme low-fat diets are only setting you up for failure or a binge! Your body needs necessary fats to function. It is good for your nails, skin and hair. Have a little stubborn belly bulge? Try adding in some good fats!
What is your favorite healthy fat?
Mine is hands down…nut butter! I love almond butter! Love it! I also really like to make my own trail mix with almonds and raisins! So good!
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