May 27, 2013 in Weight Loss Tips
When you begin to enter the weight loss world, you will hear of people talking about what’s healthier. Is sugar or fat healthier? If people asked me the question, I would consider fat over sugar. I pick fat for multiple reasons. Firstly, fat will satisfy your appetite a lot more than sugar does. Fat can actually help your blood cholesterol levels to become healthier, it can actually lower your risk of developing cardiovascular disease. I choose to eat more plant based fats, but I am not against eating fats from meat and dairy. Saturated fat is fine in moderation, just like all other fats are. As we all know, we should keep our eye out for the man made trans fats. Those fats are the bad fats. Pretty much anything manmade is no good for us. So eat your fat over your sugars.
Now when I say no sugar, I am not against all sugar. I am against the processed sugars. I stay away from white carbs and candy. Those sugars will spike my blood sugar quickly and cause it to drop quicker. I do choose to eat fruits that are lower in sugar and higher in fiber content. Strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries are my usual go to fruits. I save my sweeter fruits for those emergency situations. You know, those times when I want to splurge on candy and ice cream? A nice peach or a banana will help that craving. It can also help your craving. See, you don’t need the extra sugar. You can live without it. Man has perverted the food supply of our world. Originally, we had God-given foods at our fingertips. Fruits, vegetables, meats, etc. What we did was take those created items and we added preservatives to them. Why? Because we wanted to sell and make money. Do you want to see the difference between healthy food and man-made food? Just put a fruit out next to a fast food burger. Let it sit there for 3 weeks and you will see the difference. You will see what preservatives do to the junk we are consuming. Will it preserve us as well as it does the food we consume? No, it will kill us. Because we weren’t created to eat that junk.
Overall: Get more protein and fat in your diet. Don’t get your fat from processed meats either, get it from turkey, fish, chicken and beef. You can also get it from dairy. I consume anywhere between 50-80 grams of fat per day, most of that is Monounsaturated fat. I consume between 70-110 grams of protein per day, and about 70-90 carbs per day. I am also an active person and I work out 5-6 days a per week. My numbers vary as will yours. I’m not looking for you to get technical with me here, I just wanted to show you how my dietary numbers looked. Remember, not everyone is the same. You will all be different. See what best works for you. I just recommend staying away from the fat free and the sugary foods. Stay away from the sugar free foods. Stay as natural as possible and be active. With that advice, you will go far.