Its the unhealthy fat that makes you gain weight! If you put yourself on a healthy diet, and eat good fats, your body will actually help you on your weight loss journey!
One thing I will add is if you are going to add healthy fats, please be aware there is NO healthy fat that is calorie free! That does not mean leave it out of your regimen! It means you will just have to have fewer of another macronutrient with the same amount of calories per gram... yup.. CARBS! I am not saying leave carbs out either lol!
You need a good portion of each to really give you the best results possible! I do not count calories simply because you can eat 100 calorie M&Ms all day and still be in your calorie range and nothing else... Well, that is NOT the healthy and long term healthy route! So, I would rather count macros so you are getting each food group and getting nutrients in to fuel your body. That would be called the "Right way" of a healthy nutrition regimen.
Why low fat diets are NOT good for you:
|I can't help it, I LOVE Peanut Butter!!!|
Not only do you NOT want to have a low fat diet, but when you are eating fats (healthy fats), they are actually more satisfying to you compared to other nutrients! Many low calorie foods will keep you hungry which causes over eating. So adding these healthy fats will actually prevent the issue of over eating!
One more thing.. be sure when you are eating, you want to portion size! Eating 5-6 small frequent meals is recommended. When you eat these smaller meals, you will feel fuller longer, whereas if you ate 2 or 3 big meals, you are starving by the time you eat, and then you over eat, insulin levels spike and peek and throws off your entire body. This may not happen right away, but long term affects of overeating will cause these possible issues.
I have personally found lots of success with portion control and using the color coded containers from Beachbody's 21 Day Fix Program!
Not only are you getting a fitness program with 30 minute workouts that work your entire body and help you tone, lose inches, and get ripped, but also the nutrition plan is incredible and focused on portion control! This portion control nutrition guide allows you enough portions of each food group to fuel your body and get the best of the best results!
I am currently eating 4 servings of fats a day based on the program and I am 5'5 and 140 pounds. This is what is working for me and if you are looking for a specific regimen, this is a perfect opportunity to get you exactly where you want with your health and fitness goals!
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