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Can Eating Fat Help In Reducing It?

Written and reviewed by
Dr.Deepika Malik 87% (16ratings)
BAMS, Postgraduate Diploma in Preventive & Promotive Health Care, Diploma in Diet and Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Gurgaon  •  26years experience
Can Eating Fat Help In Reducing It?

Eating fat for weight management and weight loss is becoming very popular these days. Many nutritionists are suggesting to eat high-fat foods to curb the hunger, keep fuller for a longer time, and regulating the metabolism. Bodybuilders and athletes are put to a high-fat diet so that they have better weight management and to fill them with good fats for energy.

Benefits of Dietary Fat - 

When a person is on a diet, he/she avoid fat as much as possible. One may keep all the fatty foods away and keep the diet less fatty and nutritious. However, avoiding almonds, ghee, and walnuts are not always the best for health. One needs dietary fats for better performance of the body. They provide energy and help a person to grow the body.

As per the latest studies and research, dietary fat is essential for the growth of new cells and to supply energy to the body for daily work. If people avoid fats for all and do not workout, the sedentary lifestyle can cause more diseases in the body. Not all types of fats are bad for your health. Monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats are necessary for the growth of the hormone in the body and to protect vital organs. Whereas, trans and saturated fats are bad for cholesterol and may lead to a heart attack. However, if trans fats are consumed with care and in a moderate amount, they can be useful in supplying essential energy to the body.

How Fat Helps in Losing Weight?

The dietary fats are enriched with important nutrients. They help to regulate hunger and fat metabolism. They help a person to lose weight by keeping him/her full for a longer time. People do not feel hungry after eating high-fat foods, which will prevent him/her from eating an unnecessary snack and junk foods. Include high fibre foods in the daily diet so that the tummy is full for a longer time. Fruits and dry fruits are rich in fibre and dietary fats, which also provide essential oils and nutrients to the body. The dietary fats help in muscle building and tissue growth, which is essential for a strong body. However, consumption in a high amount can lead to the risk of heart attack and deposits of fats in the body.

Which Dietary Fat Foods to Include in Diet?

The fat fuels the body with power and energy. With dietary fatty foods, one can gain muscle power, which is essential for losing weight by working out. One converts the idle energy to working power, which is also helpful while exercising.

One should include foods like:

Try avoiding junk foods like chips and cookies which contain trans fats and saturated fats that are dangerous for health. Keep a healthy lifestyle paired with regular exercise and a balanced diet. Also, remember that avoiding important nutrients for a long time can lead to diseases and weaker body.

Take Away -

One should also consult a Dietitian/Nutritionist before following any diet plan. This will help a person to maintain a healthy and fit body.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult a specialist & get answers to your questions!
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