Monday, November 28, 2011

Yes, There Is Good Fat by Robert D. Franklin

One of the controversial idealisms in the world of dieting is that people don't need to conform to any of the fad diets; those that are "low carb" or "low fat" to be successful in losing enough excess body fat to get trim enough to view abs.

Balance is key to success along with following a food plan that is made up of nutrient dense foods in their natural state (essentially, un-processed food).

Here's some of the most important aspects of nutrition to assist you in getting lean for life...

1. Don't be afraid to eat fat! Many people try to go way too low on their fat intake and this can negatively affect hormone levels in the body and cause more cravings. Attempt to eat enough healthy fats daily.

Good sources of healthy fats are nuts and seeds, nut butters, avocados, olive oil, organic meats and eggs, coconuts and virgin coconut oil. On that note, saturated fats from tropical oils are composed highly of saturated fats, but are actually beneficial.

2. Be sure to get enough quality protein in the daily diet - not only does it have a higher thermic effect than carbs and fat (so you burn more calories digesting it), but it also creates a satisfied hunger longer. The lean muscle you carry is one of the main factors for controlling metabolism.

3. Believe in fiber. When it comes to carbs, make sure that almost all of your carbohydrate intake is from higher fiber sources like vegetables, fruits, and high fiber unrefined grains. Try staying away from refined sugars and refined grains, which are one of the main reasons many people struggle with body fat.

You could get most of your carbs from veggies and fruits, but also from certain sprouted grains. Note that fiber helps fill you up and slows down the glycemic response of the foods you eat, totally beneficial for getting you super lean.

4. Avoid the two worst things in our food supply at ALL COSTS:

*artificial trans fats from margarines, shortening, and hydrogenated oils that are in most processed foods

*high fructose corn syrup, which is in almost all sweetened products on the market

Again, if you avoid processed foods, it becomes easy to avoid these two worst offenders in our food supply.

Everything starts to take care of itself as you gain control over your appetite, blood sugar levels, and hormone levels by following these points. You will eventually gain "full throttle" over how lean you want to get, bettering your health and bettering your life.