Myth or reality: Eating fat makes you fat ?
This one seems somewhat logical. The more fat we eat, the more fat we store on our body. It’s the same word, right?
The reality is that fat is not the enemy, the overconsumption of calories in general are our enemy. Sure, eating foods high in fat such as fried foods, burgers and pizzas can be a cause for the ever-expanding middle your line, but the same can happen with foods may be low in fat to have zero fat as potatoes for example.
Try for the best giving priority to monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats such as olive oil, avocados, nuts, and fish.
If you are trying to lose weight, demonization and avoidance of fat is not the answer. Choosing the right fats can help you keep the feeling of fullness and satisfaction for longer periods of time. In fact, moderate amounts of fat in the diet has been shown to be more effective for weight loss than low-fat diets and zero fat diet.
Strive for your best and give priority to monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats such as olive oil, avocados, nuts, and fish. Saturated fats, like those found in eggs and animal protein is not necessarily bad for you, but do not offer many benefits to your health as unsaturated fats.
by Kostas Mitsaris
certified personal trainer
sport & fitness nutritionist