When it comes to diets, you certainly have a lot of choices to consider. You can eat high carb or low carb, high fat or low fat, or high protein or low protein. This can leave you wondering which one is best for you. Although this may be surprising to you, you are better off choosing a high fat diet than you are one that is high in carbs. Why?
Eat a lot of carbs and your system becomes sluggish. In fact, if you pay close enough attention, you will feel it slow down after eating foods like bread, pasta, and other high carb dishes, making you tired and lethargic feeling. This means that your metabolism is slower as a result of these types of foods, so the carbs that you do eat are more likely to be stored as fat. Not a good scenario.
However, if you eat a high fat diet, this type of carb-storing does not take place. Additionally, fat doesn’t have the same effect on your blood sugar as carbs do. Eat a lot of fat and your energy levels will remain fairly constant, while keeping your hunger satisfied. Eat a lot of carbs and you will start your blood sugar on a roller coaster ride, igniting future cravings for foods that aren’t the best for you.
The key is to eat fats that are good for your body. This means avocados, nuts and seeds, olive oil, coconut oil, salmon and other fatty fish, olives, and peanut butter. The fats to avoid are saturated and trans fats that can be found in a variety of processed foods (like chips, cookies, crackers, and cakes), foods that are deep fried, cheese, ice cream, and high-fat pieces of meat.
So, increase the “good” fats in your diet and decrease your carbs and it will be better for your health and your waistline. Which fats do you like to include in your diet? Comment below!