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You may think the best way to lose weight is to limit fat as much as possible, this isn’t necessarily the case. Dietary fat has been demonized for years, in fact fat is not something to avoid, you can burn fat with fat.

Our bodies produce insulin to process carbohydrates and regulate fat metabolism. The more carbohydrate we consume, the higher our insulin levels will become, and the more fat our bodies store. So after all it’s not fat, but carbohydrates that are making us heavy and sick due to elevated insulin levels.

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How to make good use of fat and ultimately lose weight by taking fat? You first need to learn more about fat. Fat comes in three forms: saturated, monounsaturated, and polyunsaturated. You may have already heard that saturated fat is very unhealthy, but monounsaturated fat found in olive and canola oil is believed to bring you better health. Polyunsaturated fats come in two forms, omega-3 and omega-6, and both are important. Diets with high amounts of omega-3 fatty acids create a greater sense of fullness both immediately following and two hours after meals, so it’s no surprise that dieters who consume moderate levels of polyunsaturated fat are more likely to stick with their eating plans than dieters who consume low levels of fat. And the result? More weight lost apparently!

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Eating good fats along with an effective body training can also promote muscle health. Increasing muscle mass is vital to increasing metabolism and burning calories. Studies have shown that good fat increases protein concentration and the size of muscular cells in the body. Other studies have also found that omega-3 fatty acids stimulate muscle protein synthesis in older adults and can mediate muscle mass loss due to aging. So, eating fat can actually be good for you.

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