In part 1 I discussed how most people don't get in enough good fat, EFA's (Essential Fatty Acids). If you want to burn fat, lose weight and get fit, getting in these good fats is essential. But why?
If you want your body to burn fat efficiently, then you need to have a healthy body. A healthy body will burn fat better than a non-healthy body. Good fats or EFA's, help your body get and stay healthy.
Just for starters, consuming fat helps your body absorb fat soluble vitamins like vitamin E, A and D. Good fats help your skin, bones and also play a role in cell development. Good fats, EFA's are also anti-inflammatory, have been shown to reduce the risk of cancer and heart disease.
Another big benefit of consuming good fats in your meals is that it will slow down the digestion of your meal, helping to keep your insulin levels stable throughout the day. Keeping your insulin levels stable is highly important if you want to burn fat and lose weight efficiently.
In part 1 I discussed how eating fish is a good way to get your good fats/EFA's. Unfortunately it can get pricey, heat can take away some of the health benefits and not everyone likes fish. Three easy ways to get in your good fats/EFA's is by adding avocado to your meals, eating nuts, or cooking with olive oil.
One thing to keep in mind when adding good fats/EFA's to your diet is that fat contains nine calories per gram compared to four calories in a gram of carbohydrate and protein. So you have to be careful when eating fish, avocado and nuts because the calories can pile up pretty quickly.