Fat or Sugar What Piles on the Most Weight?
So what does pile on the most weight Fat or Sugar ?
Automatically people will assume that fat is the answer to this question.
The more studies that come out show that the culprit is actually sugar! Let’s have a look at why.
The calorie content in fat is twice that of calories per gram in sugar.
Many people will buy low-fat or fat-free foods in an attempt to lose weight, not realising that they are 2 different things and also that they are not calorie free!
The manufacturers of these low-fat foods will take out the fat and the sugar but replace them with other carbohydrates that are bad for you in order to put the flavour back in and it is this that adds in huge amounts of calories.
A lot of us are more satisfied with eating fat than sugar so will try and go for the low fat foods to feel satisfied and in the end eat more than one portion.
You need to get yourself nutrition label savvy in order to truly understand what you are eating and how many calories.
We all need fat in our bodies in order to get the vitamins A, D, E and K, however you can get these from eating healthy fats rather than the saturated fats that will clog up your arteries and in the end lead you to heart disease and strokes.
Aim to eat unsaturated fats mono and poly.
You will find polyunsaturated fats in a lot of vegetable oils like rapeseed & soybean and will be labelled Omega 6 fatty oils.
Monounsaturated fats are also found in oils like olive oil and canola oil. Fish like tuna, mackerel and salmon are all good for you too as they contain Omega 3s which are the healthy fatty fishes!
You should try and have a healthy balance of both the polyunsaturated Omega 3’s and 6’s for good health.
The best thing you can do if you are trying to lose weight is to minimize the amount of carbohydrate calories that you eat.
Reduce your sugar amount and increase your protein amount.
Avoid saturated fats and instead have unsaturated fats in moderation.
By eating protein you are helping to build strong muscles and this burns more calories as well. If you get to the goal you want, continue to eat protein as this will help you to maintain it.
Fresh vegetables and fruits as well as lean meats, nuts and seeds are all the types of foods you should really try to stick to.