The answer: creating a calorie deficit, staying consistent with training and eating healthy is what is important in weight loss!
Fat is high in calories so it is easy to overeat, but we need fat in our diets to provide us with energy, make and balance hormones, form cell membranes, form our brains and nervous system, transport vitamins, and give us omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids that we can’t make on our own.
If we don’t eat enough dietary fat, we don’t properly absorb vitamins A, D,E, and K – which can lead to deficiencies of these fat-soluble vitamins.
🥑 Fat Truth – Trans fat (found in processed foods) is the kind of fat that has been proven to be detrimental to health and has been linked to coronary heart disease.
Many people think that the glycemic index of a food makes it healthy or unhealthy and that obesity is caused in part by the body’s insulin response to carbs. Carbohydrates are the main source of energy for our bodies. They include things like fruits and vegetables as well as breads, pasta, sugary foods, etc.
Once carbs are broken down and absorbed, simple sugars go to the liver to fill energy stores. After that, they enter the bloodstream and other cells of the body. Insulin is then released in reaction to the sugar. A larger insulin response can be beneficial at certain times (like after an intense workout) and not so beneficial at other times (like before bed).
🍎 Carbohydrate Truth – As long as you do not overindulge and try to eat the healthier types of carbs most of the time, there is nothing wrong with carbohydrates.