For decades, dietary guidelines have advised people to eat a low fat diet to be healthy. However, many studies have proven this way of eating is not the most effective strategy for weight loss and overall health long-term.
Don’t get me wrong, a super low fat diet may help treat serious conditions, like diabetes and heart disease. And it may help you lose weight short-term. But following a strict, low fat diet long-term is unsustainable. Eventually, your metabolism will adjust to your weight loss, slow down and plateau.
Also, low-fat dairy products, like milk and yogurt, often contain higher sugar content.
BENEFITS of healthy fats in your diet:
- Brain and nervous system function
- Lower cholesterol levels and supporting heart health
- Protecting against dry eye disease
- Reducing inflammation in the body
HEALTHY FATS you can add into your diet!
- Nut butters
- Fatty fish (salmon)
- Olive oil
- Chia seed
- Hemp seed