Can You Lose Weight With A Good Low Fat Diet?
There are countless number of different diets. Some are more successful then others but there are no diets that work for everyone. Some are more successful with high protein-low carbohydrate diets, some have more success with low fat diets. It is all relative and it depends of some many different factors. The problem with some people is that, they have very strict beliefs and understandings. If someone thinks consuming fat makes you fat, then they don´t consume fat at all. But not all fats are the same. There are good fats and bad fats.
If you stop consuming fats (good fats) then you could run into some serious health problems. When you reduce your fat intake below 10% then you will go into the starvation mode. Fats also slow down the absorption of carbohydrates. If carbs go to your bloodstream very quickly then your blood sugar goes up rapidly. When your blood sugar spikes, your pancreas releases a lot of insulin to bring blood sugar back down to normal. Large amount of insulin causes fat storage. Low dietary fat levels are correlated with low testosterone levels. It is not very wise to avoid fats.
Not all fats are the same. There are saturated, monounsaturated, and polyunsaturated fatty acids. saturated fats are the bad guys and they raise blood cholesterol. Polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats lower the levels of blood cholesterol. They also contain healthy essential fatty acids such as omega 3’s and omega 6’s.
Essential Fatty Acids have some amazing benefits: they improve insulin sensitivity, they are required for energy production, maintain cell membrane integrity, are growth promoting, help burn fat, increase metabolic rate and much much more. Avoid saturated fats and use polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats in moderation every single day. If you keep your fat intake between 12%-15% and use only good fats then you will improve your health and lose weight.