Why You Should Increase Fats to Stay Full

by Marnie Bii | June 16th, 2015 | Diet Strategy, Healthy Eating

healthy nuts (400x400)When you drop your calorie intake levels to a 25 to 30 percent deficit, you might start feeling exceptionally ravenous during certain hours of the day. Although your initial reaction might be to consume a large plate of low calorie, fiber dense vegetables, you will likely feel satiated faster by eating a small fatty snack instead. Fat consumption triggers the release of hormones that help you feel and stay full.

Foods packed with nutrients and just the right amount of fat include nuts, cheese and meat. You only need to consume one serving of fatty foods to eliminate the hunger pangs. Watch the servings you eat if you follow a standard diet plan, as each gram of fat provides nine calories to the four offered by protein and carbs.

Avoid overeating carbs to keep your body from storing the fat rather than using it as energy. In fact, try to work fresh vegetables into your diet as sides for your regular protein source to keep carbs as low as possible. If you can maintain a low carb, high fat ratio in your diet, your body will  utilize the fat as fuel to help you lose weight even faster.

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