Low-fat diets can create more problems later than they solve in the moment. It sounds logical – eliminate fat to reduce your fat, but this is far from the reality. There’s no point in eliminating your excess weight at the expense of your health, which sadly occurs all too often. Low fat diets often contribute to this.
People feel that a diet that has any fat in at all contributes to weight gain. And that a low or fat free diet is a healthier diet.
If you consume a lot of fried food, this will contribute to weight gain. But there is much more to this topic than meets the eye.
For a start, the type and quality of the fat consumed
This has a huge impact on whether or not you gain weight. For example, canola oil is so unhealthy, it will contribute not only to your weight gain, but to your deteriorating health, too.
Next on the list is how you consume this fat.
For example, olive oil is considered to be a healthy oil, all things considered. But the first pressed, virgin olive oil has far more nutrition than the subsequent pressings resulting in cheaper oils.
Cold pressed oil is far more nutritious too, as heat destroys many of the natural nutrients that are beneficial. The more nutritious an oil is, the less likely it is to cause a problem, such as weight gain or digestive problems.
Highly processed fats, such as hydrogenated fat, create havoc with your health and weight as they are virtually undigestible.
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