When looking to lose weight traditionally advice has been to cut out fats as they are the most calorie dense. I can remember when I was younger (and had NO IDEA what I was doing), I would try to eat as little fat as possible – If you aren’t eating fat then you won’t get fat right? WRONG. I can even remember one occasion being so satisfied with myself as I managed to eat only 15 grams of at the entire day! Fortunately that was a long time ago and I have uncovered much better and more effective ways to lose weight (FYI the ‘zero fat diet’ is not effective – just dumb).
So fats are your friend. Which ones should you eat? Here are three favorites of mine:
- Avocados – Avocados are actually a fruit. You should aim to eat avocados as often as possible as they are nutrition powerhouses and fall under the Power Food category as they have it all – an awesome blend of fatty acids, fiber, more vitamins and minerals than you can count AND they have been show to actually enhance the uptake of other nutrients such as beta-carotene (more reason to eat salsa with your avocados!)
- Eggs – Once the black sheep of the diet world eggs have finally had their bad name cleared. As a fat burning food eggs rule (especially whole ones). Whole eggs contain a nice dose of leucine which will directly impact your muscle building capabilities. Remember the Naked Nutrition Fat Loss Equation MM=MM=MFL (More muscle = More Metabolism = More Fat Loss)
- Olive Oil – Touted as the king of heart healthy fats, olive oil has been shown to actually function in a manner similar to Advil. Unfortunately you’d need to eat 1/4 cup of olive oil (but it is still cool). While many liken the ‘goodness’ of olive oil to be due to its high concentration of monounsaturated fats, there is more going on here than just that. Extra virgin olive oils contains sky high levels of polyphenols which will make you healthy, live longer, and happier (cause wouldn’t you be happier if you were healthier and alive longer?).
So pick up some avocado this weekend, grab some omega-3 enriched eggs, and add a little extra virgin olive oil to your scrambled egg whites for more flavor.
Have a great weekend,
P.S. Sunday night the $1 14 day trial membership to the Faster Fat Loss Zone goes away and the monthly membership price goes up from $14 to $19.95 a month. Bill Hartman is putting the finishing touches on the September workout of the month “1 Dumbell Fat Loss Workout” – Hope to see you in the Members Area.