Fatty foods have earned a very bad reputation for, you guessed it right, for their fatty nature. However, if you consume them judiciously and work smartly with them, they could in fact play a vital role in your weight loss success. How is that possible? Read on…
Gone are the days when dietitians completely eliminate the consumption of fatty foods. The recent surveys have suggested that higher-fat, and low-crab diet are far more effective that going fat-free.
Healthy monounsaturated fat that are derived from various sources like the avocado, nuts, eggs, and fishes keep you fuller for a longer time because it is hard for the body to digest these foods quickly. In addition to that, your body has to absorb nutrients and burn the fat, so you need energy of about one third of the total calories from fat itself. Yes, you read that right! The body has to make use of the stored fat as energy.
Even the saturated fat that is found in foods like dark chocolate, cheese, butter is quite good for the body. So, you should actually include these foods to make a healthy diet.
In order to get a jump with the weight loss goals in a delicious way, here are some fatty treats that you could gorge on without worrying about the accumulation of fat.
Guac & Crudite
The very common picture that we get, is of chips and tequila whenever we think about guacamole. However, guac doesn’t include any of them. When you couple them with almost any kind of raw veggie, guacamole is the healthiest snack that you could eat.
And since avocado consists of 75% fat, that is directly connected with the reduction of belly fat owing the monounsaturated fat, you’re consuming a safe diet.
Pit an avocado and mash it with 1/8 teaspoon sea salt, 1/2 garlic clove (chopped), and a tablespoon chopped cliantro. You could add tomatoes, onions, or lime, too.
Roasted, Spiced Nuts
There is something addictive about nuts that we can’t let them go. They are the most bankable form of snacks that could be taken anytime. They are power-packed with fiber and also healthy fat. There are several studies that show the number boost the metabolism and help the body break down stored fat that could be used as energy.
If your want to easily spice up the nuts, combine 2 cups of raw nuts (you could go with almonds, cashews, pistachios, peanuts, either individually or a combination of all), 2 tablespoons of orange juice, 2 tablespoons of Chinese five-spice powder. Bake at 250 degree for 50 minutes. Stir for every 15 minutes.
Yogurt & Hemp Seeds
Whole fat yogurt was a taboo for weight loss, but studies have suggested that it is a great snack for weight loss. Hemp seeds contain omega-3 fatty acids and when you top them over the yogurt, the body starts turning the fat into energy.
Olive Tapenade On Crackers
Monounsaturated fatty acids are popular in helping the body reduce excess weight. In addition to that, they also satisfy your craving for salt.
You could blend or mix 8 pitted olives, such as kalamata olives, with 1/2 teaspoon of garlic and 1 teaspoon of lemon juice. You could apply this mix on two high-fiber crackers.
Smoothies are wonderful for a meal or snack, but the aim is to pack the smoothie with the required nutrients. The best recipe and the healthiest formula is taking 1 cup milk, 1 cup or fruit, a handful of greens, a healthy fat, like coconut.
One of the best fat that is considered to be healthy is coconut because of the medium-chain triglycerides. Though these are the kinds of saturated fat, they are not the same saturated fat that is in a fatty meat. Studies have proven that this kind of fat helps in weight loss.
Mini Caprese Bites
If you eat it in limited portions, cheese could be the best aid for your smart weight loss diet. This stands true for the mozzarella cheese which is a low-calorie cheese that is very satisfying according to the recent survey.
The sense of fullness that it gives will avoid hunger for a long period of time and help you not to consume the unhealthy snacks.
So, there you go. Here was your list of the fatty foods that help you in losing weight. Remember, anything that goes over the top tends to become poison. Make sure that you don’t overdo with these snacks and take them in the required proportion and stop when you feel that it is just enough.