Happy New Year! With the beginning of 2012 comes many resolutions. One of the primary goals will be to get in shape and lose weight.
Often times I listen to people discuss what they need to do to shed a few pounds and the most surprising strategy is to decrease fat consumption. While trans-fats should be avoided at all costs, fats in general need to be part of a healthy meal plan. Here’s why.
The body stores fat because of a rise in insulin. Insulin rises because of the consumption of refined carbohydrates and foods with a high sugar content. If you want to lose fat, you have to control blood sugar and insulin levels. Consuming healthy fats and reducing refined carbohydrates will help accomplish this goal.
Fats not only help us feel satisfied after a meal, but we may not need to consume food as often. Eating adequate healthy fats can even reverse blood sugar imbalances and problems with chronic high insulin levels.
If you have a little extra weight, you may have a blood sugar imbalance or insulin issue. Consume your fat, lower your insulin and enjoy your food while you shed those extra pounds.