Yay!! I’ve lost 25.6 pounds total so far with 54.4 pounds to go to reach my goal! My BMI has dropped from 36.9 to 33.1 and my goal BMI is 24.9.
Natural Weight Loss
Whereas the “good” fats are all natural animal or vegetable fats, bad fats are man-made.
Trans-fatty acids or trans-fats as they are known are made by the partial hydrogenation of oil.
They’re in most processed foods like chips, margarine, cookies, and even breakfast cereals and protein bars, despite the fact that nothing in our food supply is more dangerous.
The adverse effects of these toxins are still being discovered.
They include contributing to cardiovascular disease by increasing “bad” and lowering “good” cholesterol levels, raising insulin levels in your blood and possibly leading to diabetes, and depleting your system of vital nutrients.
They’re also bad for your brain and nervous system.
By conservative estimates, replacement of partially hydrogenated fat with natural unhydrogenated vegetable oils would prevent approximately 30,000 premature coronary deaths per year, and some research suggests this number is closer to 100,000 just in the U.S.
Avoiding trans-fats can be tricky unless you know what to look for.
Avoid products that contain hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated vegetable oils, or shortening.
Processed foods that are commonly made with trans-fats include some margarines, baked goods, crackers, fried foods, and salad dressings, to name just a few.
Now that you know which fats to avoid and which fats can be incorporated into a healthy diet, it’s important to remember that just because a food is healthy doesn’t mean it’s also dietetic.
Foods that are high in fat, good or bad, are also high in calories.
In order to shed those pounds and improve your overall health, you must stick as closely as possible to your caloric allowance as well as to the list of foods recommended for your metabolic type.
We’ll start talking more about food labels in the next post.
Come join me on my weight loss journey! I’d love to have you along!
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