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Eat Fat - Burn Calories?

It may sound weird to include fat in your diet when most of us want to dissolve the fat we already have.

A low-fat diet was all the craze, but studies now show that increasing your fat intake a little (to 30-35% of total calories) doesn't translate to bad news on the scale. By including healthy fats in your fiber-rich and lean protein diet, you may find it easier to lose weight permanently, stay fuller longer, and avoid the binging that packs on the extra pounds.

In order to burn calories effectively, you need to consume regular doses of healthy fats. Sorry to say - I'm not talking about junk foods that contain saturated or trans fat.

Some foods containing these good fats good-for-you-fats are nuts like walnuts and cashews, nut butters like peanut and almond, seeds like sesame and sunflower, salmon, avocado, flaxseed, green and black olives, and olive oil.

Fit's Tips: Snack on a handful of nuts to get your fill of healthy fats. Instead of buttering up your bread with dinner, try brushing on some olive oil.

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cloroxcowgirl cloroxcowgirl 8 years
Oh, yeah. I'm all about the good fats - avocados are great too. I make a mean nut pate :)
poptart-princess poptart-princess 8 years
you also have to have enough dietary fat intake so your body absorb certain vitamins, so there you go!
almostloli almostloli 9 years
peanuts are yummy as well :D yay!
q8eya18 q8eya18 10 years
laurenG22 i most certainly and most agreeably agree with u any and i mean ANY excuse to eat fat while dieting is good for me
UrbanBohemian UrbanBohemian 10 years
I like this finding! Can dark chocolate count too?
colormesticky colormesticky 10 years
I was on some hippie vegan website the other day that said nuts are bad if you're trying to lower your cholesterol. I think I like this better than the hippies.
LaurenG22 LaurenG22 10 years
mmmm garlic rubbed on toasted bread, with crushed tomatos and olive oil... DELISH
LaurenG22 LaurenG22 10 years
any excuse to eat fat is a good one in my book :)
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