Healthy eating for weight loss combines both weight loss and a healthy diet. There’s no point in eliminating your excess weight at the expense of your health, which sadly occurs all too often. Fat free 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.
Nothing could be further from the truth.
Granted, some fats are not only unhealthy, they also contribute to weight gain (funny how this connection keeps being made…). But some fats contribute to weight LOSS. It’s all about knowing your fats.
And it isn’t just fats that contribute to weight gain. Fat tissue in your body is stored food, in case you face a period of starvation. It can be made from ANY food eaten in excess, but the most common contenders are the unhealthy foods.
For example, sugar contains no fat. But sugar is not only one of the most unhealthy foods there are, it encourages the production of fat tissue. Most of the ‘low fat’ foods found in supermarkets are cakes and biscuits. Do you think you can lose weight by eating these foods?
By basing your weight loss diet on low fat foods, you are unlikely to achieve the results you want. Especially if you are taken in by all the pretty packets of ‘low fat’ foods in your local supermarket. All these foods are unhealthy. Non of them contribute to weight loss. Or to health.
Fat free diets can also make you constantly hungry, so you tend to be tempted by unhealthy snacks, compounding the problem.
It’s vital to your health to consume the right fats, in the right quantity. Once you achieve this, the pounds will drop off and you are likely to be healthier than you have ever been. And it won’t be difficult to maintain as your body will be well nourished, so you won’t be constantly hungry.
You can get started on the healthy eating for weight loss programme right away!