When you are on a diet and trying to change your fitness and lifestyle, pretty much every article and book that you will read will tell you that you need to avoid full fats food of all varieties, at all costs. To an extent, this is true, certainly when we are talking about things like processed foods, junk food, and takeaways, but those kinds of fatty foods aren’t the only ones that can be described as ‘full fat’. Here are full fat foods you should still eat when you’re trying to lose weight!
Eggs were once considered to be a heart attack inducing high cholesterol food, but that isn’t the case anymore. One or two eggs per day are good for you if you are trying to lose weight thanks to the combination of ‘good’ fat and protein that can help to fill you up until lunchtime.
Nuts are another snack that can provide lots of healthy fats, protein and fibre, not to mention plenty of minerals and vitamins. They can also stave off hunger much better than other starchy snacks, just avoid heavily salted ones or honey roasted one!
It sounds counterproductive but studies have actually shown that people who consume higher levels of milk fat have a lower rate of heart disease compared to those who drink skim milk. I wouldn’t go full fat all the time, but perhaps consider adding it some to your diet for a bit of variety.
The trick here is that eating a little bit of ‘normal’, full fat bacon is much more satisfying than eating something like low-calorie turkey bacon, therefore you will end up eating much less of it to achieve the same levels of taste happiness.
Avocado has long been regarded as one of the best full fat foods to include in a healthy diet. It is packed with healthy fats that satisfy your taste buds as well as your stomach, and it will definitely keep you feeling fuller for longer.
IF you want to treat yourself every now and then when on a diet, then a small pat of real butter isn’t going to do much harm on a healthy bread. It actually comes out at about the same amount of calories as a tablespoon of olive oil, which historically has a much better reputation as a healthy food!
Yes, there are versions of chocolate that are good for you, but they must be the right sort. Only eat chocolate made with cocoa butter and not a lot of full-fat milk solids. The fat in cocoa butter is stearic acid and is a type that doesn’t increase your cholesterol like other types of saturated fats. Choose dark chocolate with a cocoa content of 70% or more and lists cocoa butter as its main source of fat.
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