Bookmark Website  | Free Registration  | The Team
The Lounge  | Champions  | The Wire |  Schedule |  Audio  |  Arcade  |  The Top Ten  |  Historical  |  Email  |  Video

The Importance and Confusion of Fat in Your Diet


Fats are always looked at as a negative in a diet...well in almost all diets anyway, as Atkins tends to think that they are OK. The reason that most people try to avoid fats is that they tend to be less of a priority for your body to metabolize; the body would rather metabolize the carbohydrates and then Fat or Protein. Another issue with fat is the number of calories per gram, a gram of fat has 9 calories as opposed to Protein and carbohydrates which have 4 calories per gram. So your body is going to more than likely store any extra fat taken in as, well, fat.

So you should watch out for the fat in most cases. Still it is important to take in some fats, you body can not exist without any fats and in fact stores vitamins A, D, E and K in fat. These vitamins are needed to maintain good health. One thing to be aware of is that these vitamins because they are stored in fat can build up and be toxic?how toxic? Well I have not heard of anyone getting sick from them but without them you would surely get sick.

Research has shown, because that people who consume a high-sugar diet tend to consume lower amounts of fat and vice versa. If you think about this it means that your mind will look at a sugary or a fatty food in the same way and will crave both in the same way.

Most people's questions about fasts are what kind they can eat to be eating healthy. There are three types of fat that comes from food. Saturated Fats, Polyunsaturated Fats, and Monounsaturated Fats. All three are found in foods that come from animals or plants, but the amount varies. As a rule, more saturated fat is found in animal than vegetable foods, where more polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats are found in vegetables than animal foods. Cholesterol is also found in foods from animals.

Saturated fat is mainly found in foods of animal origin, but some vegetables also have large amounts. These are called saturated vegetable fats and are often found in processed bakery goods and nondairy milk or cream substitutes. These are: Beef, Brazil Nuts, Butter, Cheese, Chocolate, Coconut, Coconut Oil, and Lard

As a rule of thumb when shopping, saturated fats are solid at room temperature. When you have a lot of saturated fat in your diet, your liver responds by making more cholesterol. This raises your blood cholesterol level. It is the most harmful type of fat you can eat.

Polyunsaturated fats come mainly from plants. They are liquid at room temperature. Eating polyunsaturated fat can reduce blood cholesterol levels. Examples are Almonds, Corn Oil, Cottonseed Oil, Filberts, Fish, Margarine, Mayonnaise, and Pecans

Monounsaturated fats are mainly found in foods that come from plants. They are liquid at room temperature and can reduce blood cholesterol levels, but less than polyunsaturated fats do. They can, however, raise HDL cholesterol (the "good" kind of cholesterol) levels. Examples are Avocado, Canola Oil, Cashews, Olives, Olive Oil, Peanuts, and Peanut Butter.

Trans fats are what make vegetable margarines have a butter-like texture, and prolong the shelf life of packaged foods. The effects of trans fats are still not known, but it is believed that they, like saturated fats, cause blood cholesterol levels to increase. As we have learned over the last couple years trans fats can not be metabolized by our body so they are poisonous and very unhealthy.

Bill Nadraszky is an exercise and fitness Junkie. You can find his fitness site and sign up for a free newsletter at 30 days to health and fitness


MORE RESOURCES:

Kickstart Weight Loss and a Healthy Lifestyle With execuSlim
GlobeNewswire (press release)
execuSlim, a program exclusive to Beverly Hills Comprehensive Medical Group, customizes weight loss plans to fit each client's body. Results can be seen in little as one week, and even 20 pounds can be lost in the first month. "The best part of working ...

and more »


The Inquisitr

Incredible Weight Loss Video Lands 22-Year-Old Internet Fame
The Inquisitr
Heroes come in all shapes and sizes. And as recently shown by young man from El Cajon, California, sometimes that size and shape can change. Drastically. John Glaud, a 22-year-old from El Cajon, California, lost 160 pounds over seven months.



TWC News

Healthy Living: Exercise and Weight Loss
TWC News
CHARLOTTE — Lots of people work out and don't lose weight. Dietitian Alicia Knetsche says a big reason for that is because they aren't watching what they eat. "It's not realistic at all," she said. "A lot of people have the misconception 'Hey, I'm ...

and more »


VOXXI

Why you shouldn't trust the top weight loss search results
VOXXI
Data from the Journal of Medical Internet Research indicates 40 percent of Americans search online for tips on weight loss and exercise–not a surprising number given that more than 33 percent of individuals in the nation are overweight or obese. But ...
Want Weight-Loss Tips? Beware of Top Search Results OnlineYahoo News

all 2 news articles »


Choosing the best weight loss method
WABC-TV
Dietitians are also watching other trends such as the Modified Fast which cuts carbohydrates or flexitarianism which includes some meat in a mostly vegetarian diet. But there's another new approach to weight loss and it has more to do with the mind ...

and more »


NBC 7 San Diego

El Cajon Man's Viral Video on Weight Loss Lands Him on 'Ellen'
NBC 7 San Diego
Glaude explained how he started his weight loss journey two years out of high school. Depressed about his large size, he heard someone explain that shedding pounds really was easy as eating better and exercising. He lost the weight over two years' time.



Entertainment Weekly

New 'Jurassic World' Teaser Released; Chris Pratt Talks Workout And Weight Loss
Design & Trend
It's unclear if Pratt had to shed any pounds or put on any muscle for "Jurassic World." The 35-year-old actor's weight loss and workout are his two favorite subjects, having discussed both in dozens of interviews following the release of "Guardians of ...
Chris Pratt: How Much Water Did 'Jurassic World' Actor Drink To Get In Shape?The Inquisitr

all 295 news articles »


CNN

Down 150 pounds, lifetime dieter feels 'unstoppable'
CNN
Durrant decided to create a Facebook page called "Get Down with Dani" to both inspire others and to keep herself accountable for achieving her weight loss goals. "I have had the pleasure of meeting the strongest people that I've ever known," she said.

and more »


Examiner.com

Going Vegetarian Could Be Key To Weight Loss Says New Study
The Inquisitr
The other groups only saw about half the amount of weight loss as the other groups with an average of 3.2 pounds for both the Pesco-Vegetarian and the Semi-Vegetarian groups. The weight loss for the omnivore group saw little change as well with an ...
A study proves that plant-based diets are a healthy way to shed weightExaminer.com

all 2 news articles »


The Inquisitr

At 99 Pounds, Snooki Flaunts Weight Loss Just Six Weeks After Baby: Here's ...
The Inquisitr
When it comes to shockingly fast celebrity weight loss, Snooki has earned attention for the second time. Less than two months after giving birth to her second child, daughter Giovanna Marie LaValle, the reality TV star (whose real name is Nicole ...
Snooki Weight Loss Secrets Revealed! Instagram Photos Show Wedding ...Hollywood Take
Snooki drops to 99 pounds two months after giving birthFox News
Snooki 99 Pounds : Singer is down to 99 pounds just two months after giving birthSportAct

all 26 news articles »

Google News


Advertisement



Section Site Map - Submit News - Feedback - Comments - Advertise with Us

Copyright © 2006 Luminati Inc. All rights reserved.