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High Fat VS Low Fat Diets? Which is Best?
For decades nutritionists and scientists alike have been debating, testing, hypothesising and changing their minds on the role of fat in one’s diet.
It has been demonised, recommended, demonised again, and now, with research to back it up, it seems that fat is back in the good books.
There have been numerous high fat and low fat diets and trends in the past. All recommend that their specific plan or ideology is right, but what does the research say in support of a diet consisting of high fat? The answer is surprising to most and the reasons are varied.
So, why is good fat (fat derived from mostly omega 3) so good for you?
Many people think that eliminating fat will help them lose weight. This is untrue. A diet consisting of fat will not only help you lose weight, but also improve performance, quality of sleep and also enable you to move more freely.
In saying that, there is such a thing as 'too much good fat'. While you want to be incorporating good fats in to all of your meals, make sure you don't overdo it. We so often hear of clients saying they have been eating really well, including having a few 'handfuls' of nuts throughout the day. Did you know in 100g almonds there is 49g of fat. Most handful's are close to 100g and if you are having that 1-3 times a day that is a whole lot of fat to be consuming.
We recommend 1-3 teaspoons of good fats each meal, such as avocado, fish oil, chia seeds or almonds.
Another area to look out for is foods which claim to be 'fat free' or 'low in fat' but are actually super high in sugar. Many companies add sugar to their fat free foods to make up for the taste, but in actual fact are worsening their product.
Did you know most seemingly healthy fat free yoghurts, have more sugar in them than most chocolate bars?
Our greatest success stories are those that have eaten balanced meals and focused on getting the right foods into their bodies, trusting the process and ditching the old school mentality of “fats are bad”.
Cutting “carbs” and eliminating fats will lead to you cravings, irritability and can also in the long run lead to bingeing, weight gain and a loss of momentum.
Don’t be afraid of the word “fat”. It is actually your friend.