It may surprise you to know you don’t have to nibble on celery sticks or carrots to get that metabolism going to burn those calories for weight loss. Specially when it comes to losing unwanted weight most people think about eating less foods, but in order to slim down you need to remember eating less more often is the best way to go. There are good reasons to re-think some of the “forbidden” foods when deciding what foods to choose for your diet. Let’s take a look at a few fatty foods that will set that metabolism straight.
It’s said that any kind of nuts are great snacking on plus they have great sources of nutrients, plus they have a significant impact on weight loss. A Purdue University study showed that when compared to eating rice cakes, people who ate a handful of almonds felt fuller for longer periods of time. Surprisingly, almonds are loaded with fat, but it’s good fat. It’s the kind of fat that your brain and body needs to function. It only takes about 16 to 20 almonds every day to satisfy your hunger without overloading on calories.
A healthy intake of fats can help you lose weight. How thought? Well by controlling hunger. Fats make you feel full. Monounsaturated fats are a good choice because you will keep cholesterol under control while satisfying your cravings, and olive oil fits the bill. Eliminating fats from your diet to lose weight has been a dieting standard for many years, but certain fats are essential to a healthy diet. This concept is surprising to many long-term dieters. But, in these modern times, science has proven that oils, the right oils, provide nutrition that your body needs as well as give you weight loss benefits.
Who would have guessed that a kid-friendly food could be diet friendly! Peanut butter is packed with niacin, which keeps the digestive system on track and prevents bellies from bloating up like balloons. Just keep an eye on portion size because peanut butter can have a lot of fat and sugar. Limit yourself to no more than two tablespoons a day and be sure to pick a natural peanut butter so you avoid the added sugars. You can even make your own if you would like to enjoy more.
Parmigiano- Reggiano Cheese
Another on the list of unexpected foods to help slim you down is a particular favorite of most foodies, just like me. This low-calorie, calcium-rich treat activates the body’s fat-burning hormones, say University of Wisconsin researchers. This cheese also has a higher protein content compared to other dairy products. Consider adding this powerhouse of flavor to roasted vegetables for that little extra boost.
We have been told for so long that you have to eliminate animal fat from your diet to lose weight, but it’s said this is a hard one to wrap your head around? This new research has proven that animal fat provides some nutritional value you need and may be a better choice than other forms of fat in some cases. Not only does fat in your food make you feel full, but certain animal fat may provide your body with some missing elements. Even the much dreaded lard has been making a dietary come back. Your body needs vitamin D to feel good and to function. Studies have shown foods that provide vitamin D, most of which are animal foods, tend to be high in cholesterol. But what does this have to do with weight loss? If you are not getting enough vitamin D, you will not be active. Your bones and muscles are going to suffer, keeping you sedentary, which is a total disaster when trying to lose weight. So, animal fats in moderation should be on your weight loss radar.
Through the years there have been diet gurus who have pitched some pretty far-fetched ideas about weight loss. Usually, it comes down to moderation, so always remember portion control. Avoiding certain foods entirely, even the foods that sound fattening, may not be the best way to lose weight and keep it off. It’s confusing, I know. But, you can always research or Google info to decide for yourself which weight loss theories make sense to you.