5 FUNN Facts Why More Fats Equals More Weight Loss
F– Fats first for fat loss:
Is it possible that the more fat you eat, the more fat you’ll lose?
After doing a ton of research, with years of experience in the weight loss industry, I’ve come to believe that most diets are so focused on cutting out, when a diet should really be focused on filling up.
Filling up on fats to lose fat?
Sounds counterintuitive, I know.
It’s one part of my all-new F.U.N.N diet Method.
Stay with me on this because I’m going to explain how it makes total sense and how it provides you with a stable diet that doesn’t leave you feeling depleted or famished.
So, whether you have ever struggled with losing weight in the past…
OR… have had short-lived success with your previous weight-loss plan and have found yourself gaining back all the weight that you worked so hard to lose… perhaps even putting more weight back on?
OR… can identify with feeling like you’re always trying to keep up with dieting, but as soon as you go and indulge a bit, you’re set back to where you started… and poof! …there goes all the progress you made.
THEN KEEP READING!
Because you might just be getting taught to focus on the WRONG THINGS when it comes to keeping your body leaner without the extreme dieting.
The body-builder diet plan may not be sustainable for the average person, like you, who probably has a busy life that involves jobs, kids and a hectic schedule.
So instead of putting all your focus on strict dieting and reprimanding yourself for struggling with your weight loss history, step into your weight loss future.
In this article, we’re going to focus on ONE part of the F.U.N.N diet Method.
F-fats for fat loss.
And how it will…
- Cut out carb cravings
- Allow you to eat fewer calories (which is counter-intuitive since fats contain the most calories per gram)
- Balance out hormones (which REALLY IS THE KEY TO FAT LOSS)
It’s no mystery that we should eat a lower calorie diet to lose weight and live longer.
However not all calories are the same. Neither are fats.
Let’s start with how many calories are in a gram of fat.
1 gram of fat = 9 calories
Now you may be thinking….
That’s a lot of calories in just one gram!
Yes, but like I said, not all fats are equal.
Let’s break down the rules of eating MORE FAT for FAT LOSS into four facts of eating.
FUNN Fact 1) Your body gets energy to burn from fats FIRST.
It’s true. Your body will use up fats first even before carbs for energy. That means if you’re on a higher fat diet with low carbs (sugar), you’ll use up those 9 calories per gram and then body fat will be next.
Unlike carbohydrates, which spike your blood sugar causing you to release insulin (fat storage hormone), fats do not cause you to release insulin. That’s a huge factor when trying to lose weight!
I’ve personally have been following this with my own body and my energy during my workouts have been great, without the crash. It may take some adjusting with your body at first to workout without carbs in you (which is also counter what the ‘bodybuilding’ diet tells you), however, once your body adjusts, you no longer need filling carbs for sustained energy if you’re eating enough fat.
FUNN Fact 2) Eating more fat lowers carb cravings and makes you feel more satisfied.
It’s true. If you attempt to go strictly low carb and low fat, you will eventually crave and feel a bit unsatisfied.
However when you increase your fats on a low carb diet, you feel fuller and more satisfied throughout the day and have fewer cravings at night (which is when those nightly sugar and salt demons come out).
FUNN Fact #3) Healthy fats (both monounsaturated and saturated fats) do not contribute to heart disease related illness, but play a roll in the production of good hormones in your body.
We’ve been lied to about eating low fat diet being healthy. There are numerous recent global studies in the science of nutrition that show eating a higher (healthy & natural) fat diet (which includes yolks) is not the direct cause of heart disease, high blood pressure or weight gain.
As a matter of fact, a well know leader and author in the health industry Dr. Hyman states in his new book Eat Fat Get Thin, “Many of us have long been told that fat makes us fat, contributes to heart disease, and generally erodes our health. Now a growing body of research is debunking our fat-phobia, revealing the immense health and weight-loss benefits of a high-fat diet rich in eggs, nuts, oils, avocados, and other delicious super-foods.
FUNN Fact #4) On high fat days, eat moderate protein with very low to no carbohydrates.
On some days that you have a moderate amount of carbohydrates is when you will eat a bit less fat on those days. This will ensure that you stay on a moderate to lowered calorie plan with the goal of losing unwanted weight or just to stay lean.
- Moderate protein + moderate healthy fats = No carbs (Grains) day
- High protein + Low fat = Low/moderate carbs day
FUNN Fact #5) You only want to eat fats in their natural state. Oils, fried fats, processed butter/margarines and other processed foods contain fat that is not in its natural state.
Healthy fats that your body can utilize and need are as follows:
- Grass fed animal meats
- Cottage cheese
- Coconut oil, olive oil (unheated)
- Nuts and seeds (walnuts, almonds, flax)
This is just the F in FUNN.
Stay tuned for the rest of the F.U.N.N. Diet Method.