For twenty-five years we have had a low-fat revolution in this country although some Americans have been consuming less fat they are becoming fatter. Some people believe that reducing fats or completely cutting it out of their lives is the best way to achieve fast weight loss. Nothing could be further from the truth. The problem is that most people don't understand the difference between good fats and bad fats.
Food manufacturers have hired chemists to come up with a way to give their products a longer shelf life. They created a product by heating vegetable oil at a high temperature in combination with hydrogen gas resulting in a process known as hydrogenation or trans fats, which are detrimental to fast weight loss.
While this process is beneficial to the bottom line of the manufacturers, it is detrimental to the health and well being of the consumer. Trans fats are found in most of the foods we consume in restaurants as well as commercially prepared baked goods, microwave popcorn and fried foods. Consuming these products will eliminate your chances of fast weight loss.
Consuming these bad fats raises cholesterol and contributes to heart problems and certain forms of cancer. Saturated fats are mostly found in animal byproducts such as beef, lamb, pork, butter, whole milk, chocolate, ice cream, deli meats and most processed foods. Consuming saturated fats daily will slow down your goal of fast weight loss.
Good fats are those containing essential fatty acids. These are omegas three, six and nine which are found in salmon, tuna, mackerel, sardines, flaxseed and many types of nuts. Eating these products not only enhances your fast weight loss, it causes your body to work more efficiently.
A lot of Mediterranean dishes use olive oil, the main reason for such low levels of heart disease in those countries. Not only are good fats beneficial to fast weight loss, monounsaturated fats are given credit for lowering triglyceride levels. These fats are a good source of vitamin E, which is lacking in the diets of most people. Olive oil is the primary source of omega nine.
Essential fatty acids are necessary to keep your body working properly. Good fats keep our skin soft and enable us to easily absorb fat-soluble vitamins. More importantly consuming good fats slows down the digestive process resulting in a constant level of energy and keeps our bodies satisfied until it is time to eat again. Keeping your body satisfied enables you to achieve fast weight loss.
We should get at least ten per cent of our caloric intake from fats. Fat is necessary to aid in the learning process and helps memory retention. Actually the brain is composed of sixty per cent fat. It is imperative that pregnant women consume good fats for the fetal development of the brain. Fat keeps our lungs from collapsing and is good for our hair; keeping it soft and preventing it from falling out. Fast weight loss is only one of the advantages of eating good fats on a daily basis.
Eliminating all fat from your diet in order to achieve fast weight loss can be dangerous to your health as well as slowing down your weight loss. Now that you know the difference between good and bad fats, you can make an intelligent decision concerning fats in your diet. Hypnosis is a good method to enable you to stick to your program and achieve your goal.