Eat Good Fats and Get Rid of Belly Fat

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Chances are, while you read this article, thoughts of shedding belly fat easily come to mind – even if fleetingly. And any way to do so without sacrifice is welcome news.

Enter an idea which was radical – up until recently. No longer are we chained to the idea “fat is fat.” There are bad fats and good fats.

Binge on bad fats and our cholesterol rises as our arteries harden. Eat good fats and you’ll curb your appetite, eat less in the long run and begin to get rid of belly fat.

Because Good Fats Taste Great…

Making this healthy shift means you give up nothing. It’s not quite a “get out of jail free card” to eat as many calories as we like. It’s more like an “early parole” to feel satisfied and free from the guilt heaped on fat for so long.

Good and Bad: Who’s Who Among Fats

Foods high in monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats make up the good fats. Heart healthy, they can lower triglyceride levels in the blood. And make it easier to get rid of belly fat.

Most foods high in saturated fats, particularly animal fats, have earned the “bad fats” moniker. Likely to raise cholesterol levels and burden the heart, they frustrate efforts to lose belly fat.

Team Good Fats (Eat Moderately)

  • nuts (almonds, walnuts, etc.)
  • flax oil, sesame oil
  • natural peanut butter
  • avocados
  • virgin olive oil
  • pumpkin and sunflower seeds

The Bad Fats Squad (Avoid)

  • organ meats
  • marbled meats
  • cheese
  • milk
  • ice cream
  • butter
  • mayonnaise
  • cream
  • palm oil

Fair Weather Fats (Eat Occasionally)

  • fish
  • chicken
  • lean red meats

Where Bad Fats Hide Out

Snack foods like chips, cookies and candy smuggle bad fats into our bellies. Unless we read labels. Pay attention to labels to make wiser choices and you’ll readily fend off bad fats.

Eat Good Fats and Get Rid of Belly Fat

Begin replacing bad fats with good fats. And limit fat to 30% of your total calories as recommended by the American Heart Association.

With this simple shift to make, you won’t feel deprived. And it will get a little easier to get rid of belly fat painlessly.

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