We touched upon this earlier in terms of the types of fats to avoid and the kinds that we should be incorporating more into our daily diet.
Foods High In Fat – What To Watch For
Ok, you know about saturated and Tran’s fats. The fats that tend to be solid at room temperature are of the saturated kind.
Here are some common fats that are high in saturated fat content:
Animal fats such as dripping
Partially hydrogenated oils
Both Hydrogenated oils and partially hydrogenated oils are liquid oils that have been solidified by having hydrogen forced into them at high pressures. The process of hydrogenation is to preserve the oil for longer in its solid form but because this process change its form it also alters its chemical properties turning it from healthy unsaturated fat to Trans fat, the dangerous kind.
This is the type of fat that causes arteriosclerosis and blocks the arteries in your heart. Keep these fats to a minimum in your diet. In fact, if you want to lose weight on an ongoing basis you need to limit the amount of fat you consume to a total of 20 grams or less per day.
In a 3 scoop serving of Haagen Dazs Mint Chip Dazzler with hot fudge sauce and whipped cream you would consume around 38 grams of saturated fat (1,300 calories!).
So watch for calories and fat. You can be fooled by small snacks that seem harmless enough like with the ice cream treat, but it’s not until you find out the fat content that you realize how easy it can be to put on weight.
Foods With High Fat Content
· French Fries
· Animal fats
· Fried bacon
· Potato chips
· Tartar sauce
· Pizza (you can make your own low fat alternative)
· Whole cream butter
· Cream Cheese
· Sour Cream
· Whole Mayonnaise
· Whole Cheddar cheese
· Nuts and olives
There are a couple on that list that probably standout such as the nut, olive and avocadoes. Some healthy foods contain fat but also hold high nutritional value and are beneficial to you. Avocado contains fat but is the kind that is actually good for your heart.
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My name is Dave Hagger, founder of Seriously Fit Bootcamp
As a fitness professional I frequently meet people who want to lose weight but just have no idea where to start.