Cut Down on the Fat– The Easy Way! A Post on Choosing The Right Way Of Eating For Fat Loss by Weight Loss and Fitness Experts Zack Todevski & Kosta Shilev
Consuming to much of the wrong kinds off fat leads to weight gain, and being overweight can increase your chances of developing diabetes, high cholesterol, heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and even cancer. One gram of fat actually has twice the amount of calories per gram as proteins and carbohydrates, which is why fat consumption plays such a huge role in obesity epidemic in our country. Whether your goal is to get your svelte figure back, lower cholesterol or simply to eat a healthier diet for a longer life, you’ll want to find ways to cut down on the fat in your eat. By simply by making a few minor changes to your eating habits, you’ll be well on your way to living a healthy, disease free lifestyle.
A few easy ways to cut down on the fat is to make slight changes to your food choices like switching to skim milk instead of whole, lot fat yogurt instead of full fat, using fat free or light cheese and sour cream on your bake potato instead of the full fat versions. It really isn’t that difficult to find healthier alternatives; you can even buy “half the fat” ice cream today that tastes and good as the full fat versions.
Before you pick up that steak at the grocery store, don’t go for the fatty, marbled one. If you make it a habit to choose extra lean cuts of meat, you’ll be “lean and mean” again in no time and happy you made the effort. You’ll also want to opt for skinless chicken (you really don’t want to know how much fat is in the skin!). There are plenty of ways to make fried chicken substitutes with healthy coatings that you just bake in the oven; they seriously taste just as good!
Substitute alternative meats for the fattier ones in your diet. Hamburgers are great but mix it up with a turkey burger or a vegetarian burger and you’ll be able to enjoy them with less fat and less calories and still get your burger fix. Substituting the toppings on sandwiches and hamburgers with lower fat versions also makes it a lot easier to cut back on fat. Fortunately there are a lot of low fat alternatives out there that will still please your palate without making your belly fat.
If you find yourself dining out a lot you can still enjoy your meals and cut down on the fat. Just go for the roasted, broiled or baked versions of your favorite entree and avoid fried foods, casseroles and food covered with heavy gravy. When you order a salad ask for the low fat dressing on the side, and for desert opt for tasty sorbet, nonfat frozen yogurt or a bowl of seasonal fresh fruit.
To really get a handle on your fat intact, take the time to learn more about the foods you eat by studying the nutritional labels. Always look for nonfat, low fat and reduced fat statements on food package labels. It’s important to concentrate on total fat, as opposed to individual items. When choosing your food, it’s all about balance; just do you best to keep within your healthy fat budget for the day, keeping your fat consumption to 25 to 35% or less of your overall daily calories, and saturated fats should only be 10% or less than your total calories a day. You’ll also want to limit you cholesterol intake to 300mg or less per day. It may sound a little bit complicated but it’s not once you get used to ready the labels.
It’s really isn’t as hard as you may think to cut down on fat and you’ll be surprised at how great you’ll feel once you do. No more belly bloating, tired, couch potato moments after your meals; how cool is that?